Screen Arts Matinees this Summer

Summer afternoon screenings of the best performing arts from around the world at our special matinee prices - click on the titles for show dates and times at your local Picturehouse Cinema.


NT Encore: Frankenstein

Thursday 14 June - Tuesday 31 July

Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 HOURS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in two electrifying broadcasts. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 3D

Sunday 17 June – Thursday 19 July

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant re–interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down. Now you can watch this modern classic for the first time in stunning digital 3D. An iconic production, perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, it was filmed in 3D at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger, Dominic North as The Prince and Nina Goldman as The Queen. Filming in 3D creates an illusion of space around the dancers, drawing you onto the stage and bringing a dramatic realism and intensity to the story.

Sydney Opera House: Don Giovanni

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 July

Göran Järvefelt’s Don Giovanni is a stylish, timeless production. Although many singers have played the title role, no one has inhabited it as memorably as Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Mozart paints the light and shade of his character brilliantly as the ultimate womaniser finally faces something he cannot outwit. Conducted by Mark Wigglesworth and starring libretto Lorenzo Da Ponte, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Daniel Sumegi, Conal Coad, Rachelle Durkin, Henry Choo, Jacqueline Dark, Andrew Jones and Taryn Flebig.

Sydney Opera House: La Traviata

Tuesday 31 July – Thursday 2 August

The opera experience of a lifetime: Opera Australia presents Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata, performed by an exceptional cast and orchestra on a unique floating stage. A tragic tale of the conflict between love and reputation in 19th-century France, La Traviata features some of opera’s best-loved showpieces, including the famous Drinking Song, Libiamo ne’lieti calici and Violetta’s impassioned aria, Amami, Alfredo. Conducted by Brian Castles-Onion and starring libretto Francesco Maria Piave, Emma Matthews, Rachelle Durkin, Gianluca Terranova, Ji-Min Park, Jonathan Summers, Warwick Fyfe, Margaret Plummer, Martin Buckingham, James Clayton, Christopher Hillier, John Bolton Wood, Sarah Sweeting, Samuel Sakker, Tom Hamilton and Richard Mitchell.

All screenings are £13 full price, £10 Members and £11 concessions except:
-Swan Lake 3D, which carries a £2 supplement on each ticket.
-Shows of NT Encore: Frankenstein that start after 5.00pm. These are priced at £15 full price, £12 Members and £13 concessions.

Please note not all shows are taking place at all our cinemas.