... from Menton to Mandelieu and miles into the mountains ...

Performing Arts


Choose your group and venue according to where you live:

Jan (last minute 00-44 774 88 88 246) organises visits to the International School in Sophia-Antipolis to see transmissions from the Royal Opera House, London. €12 for non-members, €€8 – if you buy a season card for €€15, valid also in the cinema in Valbonne. The cinema Le Pavillon Bleu at Roquefort-les-Pins also occasionally transmits opera from Paris.

The Grasse theatre is closed for opera this season due to extensive building work, so for the next few months, operas from New York will be found in Cannes at the Olympia cinema, (contact Deidra) or at the Cap-Cinéma, Polygone-Riviera of Cagnes sur Mer.

If you are interested in joining this group and would like further information, please send Jan an email with home and mobile phone and your area for car sharing.

Deidra organises visits to the Cinéma Olympia for live transmissions of the New York Met Opera on Saturday evenings, the Bolshoi Ballet on Sunday evenings, and La Comédie-Française on Thursdays.

Season 2017-2018 discounted ticket prices for IWCR members (with cards) have been arranged at the Cinéma Olympia box office: The Met Opera single ticket is €€20. Ballet tickets cost €€16 each.

Liliane books seats at the cinema in Beaulieu and arranges carpooling there.
Reduced price for IWCR members: €€17

New venue: Eden Cinéma in Menton

Grasse to Sophia area

from ROH, London
Tuesday 16 January at 20.15: Rigoletto (Verdi), CIV, Sophia;
Wednesday 7 February 20.15: Tosca (Puccini), CIV, Sophia,
from the New York Met:
at the Cap-Cinéma, Polygone-Riviera, Cagnes sur Mer
and the Olympia cinema in Cannes:
Saturday 27 January at 18.55: Tosca (Puccini)
Saturday 10 February at 18.00: L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti)
Saturday 24 February at 18.30: La Bohème (Puccini)


Cinéma Olympia, 5 rue d’Antibes

Opera transmissions as above

Bolshoi Ballet (from Moscow)

Sunday 21 January
Romeo and Juliet, at 16.00, a new production
Sunday 4 February
La Dame aux Camélias at 16.00

La Comédie-Française (live from Paris)

Thursday 8 March
Le Petit-Maître Corrigé, directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger at 20.15

The Beaulieu cinema

Tuesday 16 January
Rigoletto, opera by Verdi, live from the ROH London, 2 hours 45 mins at 20.15
Wednesday 7 February
Tosca, opera by Puccini, live from the ROH London, 3 hours at 20.15
Saturday 17 February
Le Corsaire, ballet, music by Adam, choreography by Petipa, delayed screening from Paris, a Vienna Opera House production, 2 hours 15 mins at 14.30
Wednesday 28 February
The Winter›s Tale, ballet after Shakespeare, music by J. Talbot, choreography by Wheeldon, live from the ROH London, 3 hours at 20.15

The Eden cinema, Menton

Sunday 4 February
>La Dame aux Camélias, ballet, music by Chopin, delayed screening from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow at 16.00
Monday 5 February
Tosca, opera by Puccini, delayed screening from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 3 hours 20 mins at 14.00 and 19.30

Plays from the National Theatre, London 2018

The CIV (International School) in Sophia-Antipolis relays plays from the National Theatre in London in the spacious cinema attached to the school.

Also, starting this year, the cinema in Valbonne has begun to do the same.

Jan arranges outings and carpooling if required.

Ticket prices are as for the CIV operas. Membership cards cover both cinemas. As these are not commercial cinemas you pay directly at the door &bndash; no reservations.

Jan also gives information on the more cultural VO English films in the local cinemas. If you wish to join the theatre and cinema goers, email Jan to receive regular updates.

The next London theatre transmission will be on Tuesday 23 January at 19.30: Young Marx, staring Roy Kinnear. This is a comedy from the team who produced the very successful One Man, Two Guvnors.

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