Tickets for The Royal Ballet ‘s 2024/25 cinema season are on sale from 11th June.

The Royal Ballet and Opera announces its 2024/25 Cinema Season, bringing the thrill of world-class theatre to cinema screens right around the globe.

With 11 productions across both Companies, the programme includes beloved classics such as Cinderella, The Nutcracker.

Offering audiences a view from the best seat in the house, the programme shares the joy of live performance, and the beauty of world-class art with cinemagoers in more than 1,500 cinemas and 50 countries around the world.

Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, said:

This Season we’re thrilled to share three dynamic Company classics with our cinema audiences: the riotously inventive Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon; Frederick Ashton’s magical fairytale Cinderella; and Kenneth MacMillan’s searing dramatic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Christopher Wheeldon’s Ballet to Broadway will be another opportunity to watch the versatility and energy of our dancers up close, and for Christmas we have a special 40th anniversary screening of The Nutcracker which is sure to delight. We can’t wait to share these cinema moments with you.’

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland live in cinemas:

Encore: Sunday 20 October 2024

Tuesday 15th October 2024

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Christopher Wheeldon’s riotous adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns to excite cinema audiences on Tuesday 15 October 2024. First staged in 2011, this production bursting with colour and Imaginaton snoweases The Royal balet at its best, combining Wheelãon’s inventive choreography with captivating music by Joby Talbot and stage designs by Bob Crowley.


Live in cinemas Tuesday 10th December 2024

Encore: Sunday 15 December 2024

This Christmas, The Royal Ballet casts a spell on the 24/25 cinema season with two of its most magical offerings: Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, and festive favourite The Nutcracker.

Founding Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton’s exquisite production of Cinderella charmed audiences in 2023 and returns as part of the 24/25 cinema season, with a live broadcast on Tuesday 10 December 2024. A starry creative team featuring set designer Tom Pye, costume designer Alexandra Byrne, lighting designer David Finn, video designer Finn Ross and illusions by Chris Fisher, combined with Prokofiev’s ethereal score, makes this an unmissable ballet for the festive season.

The Nutcracker

In cinemas from: 17 December 2024

Peter Wright’s beloved production of The Nutcracker will enchant audiences across the country from Tuesday 17 December 2024 with a special screening of the ballet recorded in December 2023. A stunning cast featuring Royal Ballet Principals Anna Rose O’Sullivan as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Marcelino Sambè as her Prince, this irresistible combination of Tchaikovsky’s score and Julia Trevelyan Oman’s captivating period designs ensures its enduring status as a balletic classic.

Swan Lake

in cinemas . Thursday 27th February 2025

Encore: 2 March 2025

On Thursday 27 February 2025, cinema audiences can relive Liam Scarlett’s hauntingly beautiful Swan Lake, a love letter to classicism and musicality, in a special screening of the ballet filmed in April 2024. Royal Ballet Principals Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball star as Odette/Odile and Siegfried in this towering masterpiece in the classical ballet canon.

Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognizable score makes this an unmissable cinematic experience for audiences around the world.

Romeo and Juliet

Live in cinemas : Thursday 20th March 2025

Encore: Sunday 23 March 2025

Kenneth MacMillan’s devastating masterpiece Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast live to cinemas on Thursday 20 March 2025. Featuring the famous ‘Dance of the Knights’, Prokofiev’s passionate score sets the tone for Shakespeare’s most tragic tale of forbidden love, portrayed through MacMillan’s heartbreakingly evocative choreography.

Ballet to Broadway:

In Cinemas : Thursday 22nd May 2025

Encore: Sunday 25 May 2025

Four of Christopher Wheeldon’s most distinctive works are brought to the Main Stage and broadcast live to cinemas on Thursday 22 May 2025, bringing together exceptional contemporary ballet with the vibrancy of musical theatre. Through Fool’s Paradise / The Two of Us / Us / An American in Paris, cinema audiences can experience Wheeldon’s remarkable choreographic breadth, in stories of tender devotion and blossoming romance.