ROH returns to cinema

Published: 5 August 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Credit: Luke Hayes

The Royal Opera House's international cinema programme is to return after sixteen months of closure, bringing ballet and opera to more than 2,000 screens across the globe.

The upcoming season, created in collaboration with cinema distributor Trafalgar Releasing, will launch on Tuesday 7 September 2021, featuring new productions and classics from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera.

With restrictions easing across the globe, the Royal Opera House has now re-opened its theatre, and has launched its first full programme for two years, beginning with The Nutcracker with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and rehearsal insights.

Edgar Kamga-Sande, Head of Cinema and Distribution at the Royal Opera House, said, “building on well over ten years of successful broadcasts, this season has been specially designed to reignite interest in our art forms, bringing first-class performances to those wanting to experience the finest ballet and opera in the world, on their doorstep. After a challenging 16-month hiatus, we are thrilled to be back at your local cinema.”

Details for the upcoming season, including dates and booking details, will be announced on Tuesday 7 September.