Event Cinema, Oban Phoenix Cinema
Theatre - Opera - Ballet
Experience live theatre, opera, and ballet as it happens on-screen from the comfort of your local cinema.
We screen productions from The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and very soon we'll be showing productions from The Royal Opera House.
NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
Thursday 20th February 2020 at 19:00
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Oban Pride Fundraiser
Saturday 29th February 7:30pm
Fundraiser for Oban Pride presents:
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Tuesday 3rd March 7pm
The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!
Royal Opera Season 2019/20 - Fidelio
Tuesday 17th March 7:15pm
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Royal Ballet Season 2019/20 - Swan Lake
Wednesday 1st April 7:15pm
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
Thursday 16th April
In his 93 years on our planet, David Attenborough has visited every continent, explored hundreds of habitats and studied countless species – in his own words he has lived ‘a blessed life’. Throughout the decades David has spent bringing the natural world to the homes of audiences worldwide he has also played witness to the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions. ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is David’s witness statement; for the first time sharing his views direct to his global audience and calling for mankind to urgently act on the truth many are starting to accept: that the time to save humanity and the planet that has fostered our development is now. After the film audiences around the world will hear from the great man himself live via satellite from the iconic Royal Albert Hall
Royal Opera Season 2019/20 - Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
Tuesday 21st April 7pm
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.
RSC LIVE: The Winter's Tale
Wednesday 10th June 7pm
Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.
RSC LIVE: The Comedy of Errors
Wednesday 15th July 7pm
How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?
André Rieu's 2020 Maastricht Concert: Happy Together
Saturday 1st August 7pm, Sunday 9th August 3pm
In 2019 André Rieu welcomed more than 100.000 people from 99 countries to his hometown Maastricht – more than ever before. The concerts are expected to sell out in record time, so ticket buyers need to be quick!
RSC LIVE: Pericles
Wednesday 23rd September 7pm
Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys.