Due to extensive building work from June 26th which includes the removal of our disabled wheelchair ramp and all downstairs toilet facilities. Here at the Picturedrome we understand the importance of the correct access and facilities for our disabled patrons and the outcome of this extensive building work will include new user-friendly wheelchair access and brand new toilet facilities. The work also brings access to another downstairs screen widening the choice of films for wheelchair users. We regret that during this time we will have no wheelchair access or any downstairs toilet facilities. This is only a short term problem and we hope to have all access and facilities up and running as soon as we possibly can. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to any of our patrons.

Opera Events

  • Royal Opera: Macbeth (Live)

    Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue.’

    Starring:Zeljko Lucic, Anna Netrebko, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
    Running Time:200 mins
    Book Now >4th April 2018 7:15PM
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