Derek Deane’s version of the iconic Swan Lake has delighted audiences worldwide for over two decades but has never been streamed online in full, until now.
Featuring Lead Principals Isaac Hernández as Prince Siegfried and Jurgita Dronina as Odette/Odile, this production of Swan Lake captures all the magic of the classic ballet, from the ballerinas in white tutus moving in unison, to the captivating romance between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen Odette.
A true story about love and loss
Hannah has always wanted to talk about her Dad. But in the seven years since he died, she hasn't quite managed it.
Not one to be defeated, she’s enlisted her friend David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow, to finally come to terms with losing her dad.
Frank, funny and endlessly inventive, So It Goes explores the light and dark sides of grief in a playful and deeply personal show.
Produced by the Belgrade Theatre in association with Yellow Earth Theatre and Tamasha, Under the Umbrella tells the story of Wei, a young Chinese woman living and studying in Coventry. As the single Wei approaches her 27th birthday, her grandmother begins to worry that she will be labelled a “shengnu” or “leftover woman”, and decides to intervene.
When a womanising aristocrat tries to seduce his valet’s pretty young wife, his wife and servants conspire to teach him a lesson in fidelity he’ll never forget. Plots are hatched, promises made (and broken) and disguises donned, as Mozart’s ‘mad day’ unfolds.
Director Michael Grandage updates the action to the swinging sixties in his 2012 production, starring Lydia Teuscher as Susanna and Vito Priante as her beloved Figaro. Robin Ticciati conducts.
Massenet’s Cendrillon is a touching, romantic interpretation of the much-loved story of Cinderella. The opera is full of wonderful music, from the impassioned love duet for Cendrillon and her Prince, to the coloratura effervescence of the Fairy Godmother and the brilliantly-scored ‘March of the Princesses’. Director Laurent Pelly pays tribute to the opera’s fairytale origins, setting his production literally within a storybook.
Each 25 minute fragment is recorded in a single live take across six screens of a Zoom meeting with performers improvising, reacting and interacting from distant locations in Sheffield, London and Berlin.
Across the series the familiar Zoom-grid of screens is beset by technical difficulties and awash with creative misunderstandings. There are fake tears and bad wigs, missed connections, smeared make up and glimpses from the window as well as an unsteady stream of interruptions by dogs, noises in the corridor and ghosts.
2020 is our 75th anniversary, so tonight we thought we would take a step back in time to a special moment in the Philharmonia’s history when in 1970 our first Principal Conductor, Otto Klemperer, conducted a cycle of Beethoven Symphonies at the Royal Festival Hall.
Enjoy the Ninth Symphony, featuring soloists including mezzo soprano Janet Baker, on our YouTube or Facebook channels. The film is taken from a new Blu-ray box set, produced in partnership with the Otto Klemperer Film Foundation. Licensed courtesy of BBC Studios.
30 years ago, dance company Rosas put itself on the map with the production Rosas danst Rosas. This choreography has since been staged all over the world. And now it’s your turn. Dance your own Rosas danst Rosas, make a video film of it and post it on this site. In the following videos choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and dancer Samantha van Wissen will teach you the moves, step by step, from the second part of the performance.
Grip is a personal story about two people who loose each other for a while. Time stands still. They keep going back to that moment of saying goodbye. Thoughts are dominated with memories, with restless dreams. What was once love, is slowly turning into an obsession.
Premiere: 20 May 2015, Voorjaarsontwaken, Korzo theater, Den Haag (NL) edited by Harmen Straatman
An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young (6 months to 4 years) Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world. Just when they are starting to feel a bit lonely they find a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Sliding, tumbling and laughing, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze.
A soaring adaptation of Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño’s masterpiece, this story gives way to a surprising, panoramic portrait of the 20th century that spans more than 100 years and jumps from Spain to Mexico to Germany and beyond, illuminating the power of literature to reflect and transform the world. An unflinching look at the nature of evil, 2666 is an ambitious new work unlike any other theatrical experience.
When Nelly Miricioiu fled the repressive regime of her native Romania in 1981 to settle in Britain, it launched an international career that has seen her acclaimed as one of the greatest exponents of bel canto singing in our time. In this masterclass, she works with students from London music colleges.
Although there have been many exhibitions celebrating his love of the ballet, this will be the first to consider his enduring fascination with the opéra. A music lover and regular visitor to performances, Degas explored both the public spaces of the Paris Opéra—auditorium, stage, and boxes—as well as more private ones, including dance studios and backstage.
Most of us have an alter ego hiding under the surface. We try our best to keep it in, but sometimes it escapes.
Take a front row seat into the psyche of a relationship. Using world class ballet, krump, popping & bboying we witness different moments played out in pure contrast by four incredible dancers.
While the RA doors are temporarily closed, you can still experience our exhibition on Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert in this video tour of the galleries. Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert was an insomniac. He wandered the streets at night in search of inspiration. In this video, delve into the solitude and mystery that encompasses the artist's evocative paintings.
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, will produce daily online mini-shows featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) to promote support for The Fund’s services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Live-streamed daily at 2 PM ET and 8 PM ET
Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings brings together an outstanding selection of artworks - film and video, drawing and sculpture, installation and sound art - that invite visitors to rethink the human position in the world, its relationship to all other life forms and to the various complex ecologies that bond beings together.
Co-produced with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions and Birdsong Productions with a cast of Welsh musical stars led by Caroline Sheen and David Thaxton. Only the Brave, recounts the raw courage and determination of those who fought and felt the physical and emotional pain of the Second World War.
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind Be dazzled by bright lights, superhuman dancing and pounding music. Relax in the reassuring glamour of beautiful bodies and the glittering lifestyles of music videos. But what dark, ugly secrets lie behind the mask for the generations of young mainstream pop stars – and those who watch them?
The second production in our Earth trilogy, Broken, created in 2013, explores our relationship with the Earth.
Broken erupts onto the stage in an adrenaline filled multi-media spectacle. This awe-inspiring show has something for everyone. Athletic contact work, spectacular acrobatics and a gripping narrative combine with a revolutionary set design, an amazing musical soundtrack and digital imagery that melds with the performers as they move. Broken is guaranteed to wow audiences of all ages.
The show opens with an exquisite set of ballads performed by singer/songwriter Tom Skelly, setting the tone for an evening that is all about big tunes and big feelings. Concert pianist Jayson Gillham brings Schumann’s swashbuckling piano quintet vividly to life, and our piano trio puts in a barnstormer of a performance of Nigel Westlake’s funky, sly, and underhand piano trio. There’s also music by Hungarian renegade György Kurtág – strap in.
“When push comes to shove, the Royal Albert Hall is my favourite venue in the UK. It is the perfect mix of both formal and fun. It is grand and intimate at the same time. Also it is where my mother Kate McGarrigle did her last concert in 2009. I am proud to be one of the first artists to give a Royal Albert Home concert from my home in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles.
I will try to be your Gay Messiah in these difficult times, serve you some Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, give you hopefully a Peaceful Afternoon, maybe pray a little Agnus Dei, hold you virtually In My Arms, take you to Sanssouci in your mind, show you some Pretty Things and make your Alone Time uplifting, funny, hilarious, beautiful and bearable. In short, I will take you through my repertoire and my life, and preview some of my new material from my upcoming album, Unfollow the Rules, which we are now releasing on 10 July.”
Inspired by the role of electricity in the human body, Charge, our exhilarating multi-media show, is about energy. From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives.
Roddy is the lead singer of Scottish indie heroes Idlewild and recently released his new solo EP Everyday Sun, written alongside frequent collaborator and bandmate Andrew Mitchell.
Fractured yet soothing, it’s a mesmerising listen, possessed of a strange, drowsy air. These qualities will be on full display later this year, when Woomble and Mitchell take these songs on the road; until then, sinking into this EP is a meditative and rewarding experience, even if you’re not sipping whisky by a fire in the chill Highland air.
A look back at Southbank Sinfonia's German debut conducted by Simon Over. Music by Mozart and Beethoven flanks the German premiere of Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s piano concerto, Between the Skies, River and the Hill, performed by Ivana Gavrić.
WA MOZART Symphony No.31 ‘Paris’ CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD Between the Skies, the River and the Hills LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2
Apples and Snakes @ Home brings together some of the UK’s leading spoken word poets to deliver top line-ups right to your home! In these extraordinary times, we’re trying something new and exploring ways to digitally connect artists with each other and with our audiences, nationally and across the globe.
New Order’s collaboration with artist Liam Gillick was the hottest ticket at MIF17 and one of the most in-demand shows in Festival history. Now, for the lockdown, we’re thrilled to give you a chance to relive this MIF classic at 7.30pm on Friday 17 April, when we’ll be streaming an exclusive new edit online for free as part of our newly relaunched MIF Live series.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga.
Appearances by: Alanis Morissette • Andrea Bocelli • Billie Eilish • Billie Joe Armstrong • Burna Boy • Chris Martin • David Beckham • Eddie Vedder • Elton John • Finneas • Idris And Sabrina Elba • J Balvin • John Legend • Kacey Musgraves • Keith Urban • Kerry Washington • Lady Gaga • Lang Lang • Lizzo • Maluma • Paul Mccartney • Priyanka Chopra Jonas • Shah Rukh Khan • Stevie Wonder
Hosted by: Jimmy Fallon • Jimmy Kimmel • Stephen Colbert
The digital stream will run from 2 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET on the following platforms: Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.
Originally released in cinemas, this @Exhibition On Screen film takes us back to two of our landmark exhibitions by the iconic British artist, David Hockney RA. Sit back and enjoy, as we revisit 2012’s ‘A Bigger Picture’, and ‘82 Portraits and One Still-Life’ from 2016.
Both shows – seen by more than 750,000 people – were filmed to create this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN by Seventh Art Productions. Presented by former RA Artistic Director, Tim Marlow, this documentary explores the enduring and repeatedly reinvented creativity of David Hockney RA in his ninth decade.
To celebrate Earth Day 2020 we bring you our new dance film Spaghetti Junction created by award-winning choreographer/director Corey Baker. Filmed on location beneath Birmingham’s (in)famous interchange Spaghetti Junction, the film features dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet and brings attention to the climate change crisis. #SpaghettiJunctionDanceFilm
Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences. In this concert, the ensemble invites you to reflect on an age of political and environmental turmoil – and dare to hope.
A special broadcast of ‘Dear Horizon’, choreographed by Andrew Simmons, and ‘Passchendaele’, choreographed by Neil Ieremia, two works that were commissioned for our Salute programme back in 2015 and performed live with the New Zealand Army Band, to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.
Come on an immersive journey through our 2016 exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse’, guided by expert curators, artists and garden enthusiasts. Fill your day with colour as we examine the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s, and how Monet and his contemporaries built and cultivated modern gardens themselves. Discover the paintings of some of the most important artists of the early twentieth century exploring the theme, including Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee.
The Place Online brings you this smash-hit commentary on Brexit Britain through the eyes of an international cast.
"Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could." - ★★★★★ The Scotsman
This thought-provoking dance theatre about multicultural Britain is presented by Luca Silvestrini's award-winning company Protein, and is told through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences.
Three bold female dancers luxuriate in Kay’s signature style of athletic, visceral, raw and technical choreography underscored with a wicked humour.
Rosie Kay’s newest work takes ballet and tutus into the 21st Century to create an exquisite performance of pleasure, beauty and finesse. Delve deeply into a soundtrack of Vivaldi, Purcell, Beethoven and Bach and revel in the vision of three bold female dancers as they explore love, loss, emotion and joy.
For the first time in our 150-year history, the Hall will play host to a very special concert behind closed doors as we join the nation in marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE will perform in an empty Royal Albert Hall in a special half-hour concert that will be streamed to audiences for free via YouTube.
Katherine will sing wartime favourites including The White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again – the latter performed as a virtual duet with Dame Vera Lynn and featuring Classic BRIT Award winning saxophonist Jess Gillam.
Are you longing for some space and a few words of encouragement right now? Artist Hester Chillingworth is offering you our theatre. You can visit (virtually) any time day or night, through their durational installation Caretaker.
Alongside a livestream of the uninhabited stage, witty, playful and supportive audio messages will intermittently be broadcast; more often, there will be silence. No productivity is demanded. Nothing needs to happen and nothing is expected of you. You are, after all, already doing really well.
Southbank Sinfonia's musicians will be our guides for our first-ever Virtual Family Concert (in place of our cancelled Family Concert at Southbank Centre), where we hop around the globe exploring the influence of folk music on the classical music we love today.
In a specially-created video running just under 10 minutes, our players will present and perform the music of their native countries, bringing the story of folk music straight to your screens via YouTube.
The death of a messianic leader has left his bereaved community of followers struggling with conflict, doubt and the shaking of faith that this has awoken.
Exploring the dramatic heart of Messiah, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production is a powerful dramatisation of Handel’s profound masterpiece. See and hear Messiah as Handel controversially intended – performed for the people in a theatre, rather than in a sacred space.
A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Helped by an old man, a lone wolf and a blind girl, his story must be told.
The epic tale of an abandoned child with a terrible secret. A disfigured youth who is desperate to hide and a sightless girl who longs to be discovered. Let the darkness seduce you.
For ages 3-8. Inspired by our 2019 five-star hit show, Anansi the Spider, about the infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns, we've adapted these classic West African and Caribbean tales for Unicorn Online. Made with our film partner, Illuminations, we've creatively responded to the current situation - the cast film themselves in their own homes so that we can bring them to yours!