World-class theatre is becoming an ever growing presence in UK cinemas.

Chains like Curzon, Vue and Odeon are all screening brand new productions from the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Metropolitan Opera and more.

Here’s what you can see on screen in early 2017, from Tamsin Grieg in Twelfth Night, to Gemma Arterton in Saint Joan.

ROH: Il Trovatore

Verdi’s masterpiece is brought to life by the Royal Opera House.

International opera stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian all feature in this adaptation.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Tuesday 31 Jan. Find a screening.

NT Live: Amadeus

Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, Amadeus, is being broadcast this February, with orchestral accompaniment by the Southbank Sinfonia.

Rowdy young musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (played by Adam Gillen) arrives in Vienna determined to make a name for himself. Here, he meets court composer Antonio Salieri (Lucian Msamati), who can either make Mozart a legend or sink his career forever.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Thursday 2 Feb. Find a screening 

Lucian Msamati stars in Amadeus Photo Credit Marc Brenner

RSC: The Tempest

This hit production of The Tempest sees Simon Russell Beale play Prospero.

Now you can experience all the drama of this Shakespearean epic on the big screen. Bold technology and writing combined is set to make this an unforgettable cinema event.

Broadcast at cinemas around the UK, Tuesday 7 Feb. Find a screening 

NT Live: Saint Joan

Bernard Shaw’s classic play tells the story of Joan of Arc: a revolutionary woman whose historic military victory that defined France.

Gemma Arterton stars, while Josie Rourke directs.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Thursday 16 Feb. Find a screening

NT Live: Hedda Gabler

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove is at the helm of this new production of Ibsen’s renowned play.

It tells the story of Hedda (Ruth Wilson) – a woman tormented by her own boredom and conflicted ideas of love and normalcy.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Thursday 9 Mar. Find a screening

Ruth Wilson plays the title role in Ivo van Hove’s production. Photo Credit NT

Met Opera: La Traviata

Sonya Yoncheva sings the heroine role in La Traviata, which follows a courtesan who falls for a suitor at court.

The opera is sung in Italian, with English subtitles for your viewing ease.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Saturday 11 Mar. Find a screening 

Sonya Yoncheva stars in this production. Photo Credit Met Opera

Met Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart’s masterful opera gets the Met treatment, with Matthew Polenzani in the title role.

Set in Crete around 1200 BC, Idomeneo picks out central events surrounding the Trojan war, including the abduction of Helen, the wife of King Menelaus.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Saturday 25 Mar. Find a screening 

NT Live: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity gets a remake, with Tamsin Greig playing Malvolia.

Daniel Rigby (Flowers), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing) also star.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Thursday 6 Apr. Find a screening 

RSC: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy gets beamed to the big screen, with Angus Jackson in the director’s chair.

Details are still under wraps, but one things for sure: come April, you can see an empire torn apart.

Broadcast live at cinemas around the UK, Thursday 6 Apr. Find a screening 

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