Ballet at Kino


We are pleased to present a season of delightfully popular ballets from the Royal Opera House, screening live by satellite from Covent Garden.


ROH Live Ballet: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (2017)

Screening live by satellite from Covent Garden at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Monday 23rd October at 7.15pm. Encore screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Monday 30th October at 7.30pm.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognisable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

Conductor and cast to be confirmed.


ROH Live Ballet: The Nutcracker (2017)

Screening live by satellite from Covent Garden at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Tuesday 5th December at 7.15pm

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognisable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasising the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

Conductor and cast to be confirmed.


Coming Soon to Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye:

The Winter’s Tale – Wednesday 28th February at 7.15pm

Bernstein Centenary – Tuesday 27th March

Manon – Thursday 3rd May at 7.15pm

Swan Lake – Tuesday 12th June at 7.15pm







Ticket prices: Adults £20.00/Members and Concessions £18.00/Children under 16 £12.50

Please note that our Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to Live, Opera, Ballet, National Theatre or RSC events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, Opera, Ballet, National Theatre or RSC events.