What's Showing 

The Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: The Nutcracker: At Vue 12 December, Encore 17 December

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family

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Giselle (Dutch National Ballet): At Vue 21 January 2024

The ultimate romantic ballet, performed by former Bolshoi Ballet principals Olga Smirnova and Jacopo Tissi, who fled Russia and joined Dutch National Ballet.

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The Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Manon: At Vue 7 February, Encore 11 February 2024

Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price

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The Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Macmillan Celebrated: At Vue 9 April, Encore 14 April 2024

The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets

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The Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Swan Lake: At Vue 24 April, Encore 28 April 2024

Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage

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The Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: The Winter's Tale: At Vue 22 May, Encore 26 May 2024

King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione.

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The Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Message in a Bottle: At Vue 30 May, Encore 2 June 2024

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope

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See every sequin. Hear every note. Experience the magic of Big Screen Dance.

This is not a cinema – this is a royal concert hall. It’s the hushed whispers as the audience takes their seats. It’s the music that swells around you, the thunderous applause. It’s a merry waltz, a soaring leap, the perfect pirouette. It’s every detail captured live as it happens.  

Fall in love with classic storybook ballets like Swan Lake and the Nutcracker. Marvel in the mastery of modern choreography. Big Screen Dance is your ticket to the hottest dance performances in the world right now.

What you need to know

We show two types of Big Screen Dance: live showings (which are captured and broadcast as they happen) and encore showings (live broadcasts that have been taped). There are no adverts or trailers played before live performances, so arrive right on time so you don’t miss a minute.

If the live performance has an interval or two, the broadcast will too. You can stretch your legs or order a drink at the bar.

If a dancer executes a move that makes your heart skip a beat, don’t hold back. Clap, cheer, leap to your feet.

This is not a cinema – this is a royal concert hall.