29th Dec 2023 - 31st Dec 2023

Rhumbelow DBN

The Royal Ballet
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Cunningham Rd, Umbilo




FRIDAY      29 DECEMBER 2023 Screening starts 18.30 – DBN
SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER 2023 Screening starts 18.30 – DBN
SUNDAY     31 DECEMBER 2023 Screening starts 14.00 – DBN
(Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Running time: 170 minutes (incl 1 interval)


Welcome to the Royal Opera House Season 2023/2024, these presentations are LIVE STREAMED EVENTS, with intervals, starring some of the world’s top performers. They are also recorded for venues such as The Rhumbelow Theatre and we are proud to bring you this series of Cinema experiences, as we endeavour to provide entertainment to appeal to everyone.


Production and Scenario Peter Wright

Choreography Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting Designer Mark Henderson

Conductor Andrew Litton

Scenario Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffmann

Production Consultant Roland John Wiley

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Exceptional philanthropic support from Royal Opera House Principals Julia and Hans Rausing

Generous philanthropic support from Yleana Arce Foundation, Kenneth and Susan Green, Sandra and Anthony Gutman and Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson




Festive favourite, The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

What better way to start the festive season than with Peter Wright’s magical production of The Nutcracker, live in cinemas! Created for The Royal Ballet in 1984 and much loved all over the world, this show has long been a Christmas family favourite.

With breathtaking choreography, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score and Julia Trevelyan Oman’s gorgeous, timeless designs, audiences are sure to delight in seeing this ballet classic broadcast live to their local cinema.

Featuring Royal Ballet dancers, Sophie Allnatt as Clara and Leo Dixon as her enchanted Nutcracker, prepare to be taken on a Christmas Eve adventure to fight the Mouse King, dance in the Kingdom of Sweets, and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince performed by Royal Ballet Principal dancers Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé.


About The Royal Ballet 

Under the directorship of Kevin O’Hare, The Royal Ballet unites tradition and innovation in world-class performances and is a driving force in the development of ballet as an art form. Based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, it brings together today’s most dynamic and versatile dancers with a world-class orchestra and leading choreographers, composers, conductors, directors and creative teams to share awe-inspiring theatrical experiences with diverse audiences worldwide. The Company’s extensive repertory embraces 19th-century classics, the singular legacy of works by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, a compelling new canon of work by choreographers today including Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, and the bold and complementary programming in the Linbury Theatre. Guest choreographers Kyle Abraham, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Cathy Marston, Arthur Pita, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Pam Tanowitz and Twyla Tharp have also created work for the Company.


About the Royal Opera House

Home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera House brings together world-class performers and trailblazing creative teams to share unforgettable performances with audiences near and far. Our theatres are in London’s Covent Garden, but our work is accessed and experienced across the UK and globally through our streams, tours, cinema programme, radio broadcasts and TV output.  

Over the course of the pandemic, we curated the #OurHouseToYourHouse programme – nine live-streamed concerts and 38 productions from our archives. Content was viewed over 15 million times in 183 countries, and broadcast in partnership with the BBC, Sky Arts, Marquee TV and Netflix. During the pandemic we lost £3 in every £5 of our income and we continue to feel the financial impact as we slowly recover.

In September 2021, we returned for our first full Season since 2019, presenting a packed programme of world premieres, landmark new productions and returning favourites. Since then, we have expanded our audience through a flagship Young ROH scheme, returned to live cinema, launched Royal Opera House Stream, and extended our national impact through an ambitious curriculum-linked programme for schools, specially designed to ignite creativity, broaden participation and diversify the future of opera and ballet. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2035.


About ROH Cinema

Since 2008, our cinema programme has brought over 120 opera and ballet broadcasts to audiences across the globe. It now reaches more than 1,500 cinemas from the UK to New Zealand, bringing the best of our resident companies to the big screen. Each broadcast offers audiences the best seat in the house, and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and insights into the rehearsal process. The programme forms an integral part of our plan to secure our future, expand audiences and continue to help facilitate the vital recovery of cinema domestically and internationally.


R 150-00 a ticket

Food available at the venue.

Limited secure parking available    

Booking is essential. 

Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)

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