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An exhibition of painted portraits from the antique to the contemporary.
Showing until August 31st 2024.

Free Event

Showing until August 31st 2024

Free Event


Six Inches of Soil 
UK 2024, PG, 96 mins, documentary 

Six Inches of Soil - a story of courage, vision and hope. 

Six Inches of Soil tells the story of remarkable farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how our food is produced and consumed.  

Agroecology is an approach to farming that includes ‘regenerative’ farming techniques that work in harmony with, rather than against nature. It focuses on local food systems and shorter supply chains. The advantages are numerous: we get to know who is growing our food and how, farmers get paid a fair price and have the satisfaction of producing healthy food in a healthy environment.

Agroecology may also be our best chance in the face of climate change. It keeps carbon in the ground and creates resilient systems in the face of climate uncertainty.

Six Inches of Soil tells the inspiring story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food - to heal the soil, our health and provide for local communities.

Saturday July 13th at 3pm & Sunday July 21st at 2pm

Tickets £12/ £10 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)/ £8 Under 16s

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Peggy Seeger and Sarah Jane Morris in Conversation

An intimate conversation with a unique artist who has carved a special place in the folk music of both the UK and the USA. Peggy Seeger's story is one of artistic brilliance and relentless advocacy. As a pivotal figure in the folk revival movements, her contributions have shaped the genre and inspired countless artists. Come to hear Peggy talk about her formative years, her experiences in a musically rich family, and her collaborations with major figures in the folk scene.


The discussion will also delve into her musical legacy, exploring her role as a trailblazer in using music as a medium for social commentary and change.

Now in her late 80s, Peggy’s light burns as brightly as ever. This is an unmissable event for fans of folk music and anyone inspired by the power of art to drive social change. Peggy Seeger's narrative is not just about music; it's about passion, resilience, and the enduring impact of a life dedicated to artistic and social expression.

'Peggy is gloriously open and generous' The Guardian

'Peggy Seeger’s life is the stuff of a rip-roaring blockbuster, an illuminating, witty, revelatory and unflinchingly candid account, presented in vivid vignettes and nonchalant anecdotes, often funny, sometimes shocking' Mojo Magazine

Saturday July 13th at 7.30pm

Tickets £25


Wimbledon Men's Final

Watch the Wimbledon Men's Final on the big screen at Kino-Teatr.

Free Event

Sunday July 14th at 2pm

Free Event


Simon&thePope+ 'Avant Bavard':

Free Live Music in the Kino-Teatr Gallery

Simon&thePope+ will play some of their trademark hypnotic drum, bass and spoken word grooves, to help while away that anticipatory hour before The Bavard Bar.  S&theP are joined on this occasion by Rob Leake on saxophone.

Free Event

Wednesday July 17th at 6.30pm

Free Event

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The Bavard Bar

The Bavard Bar. "A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4. Sort of."

Three passionate speakers. Three distinct passions. From meteorites to crop circles, circuit-bending to the James Bond theme on Kazoo, you never know what you're going to hear as passions are kept secret until the night.

Interspersed with nonsense including the KP Lite, Oojah Kappivvy, Bohemia Road and 'Make it Stop’. With music from Piano Man Dan playing songs themed around the night's passions, bav-artistry from Maria O’Neill, and all hosted by MC Tim B'vard.

The Bavard Bar. "Avoiding life’s questions to give you the answers."

Wednesday July 17th at 7.30pm

Tickets £12

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NT Live Encore: Present Laughter

Present Laughter
by Noël Coward
The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. 

167 mins

Thursday July 18th at 7pm

Tickets £20/ £18 Concessions


A Night of Jazz with Adrien Brandeis (France) 

Solo piano jazz concert by award-winning pianist-composer Adrien Brandeis from France, presenting the repertoire of his latest album Siempre Más Allá and other original compositions.  His music presents a colourful and finely nuanced jazz, allowing the pianist to stage a display of his contrasting musical influences: jazz, classical music, French impressionist music and  Latin music.    

In 2018 he won the prestigious LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award for the best young jazz artist of the year. In 2022 he was awarded the Grand Prix UNAC: Jazz New Talent (UNAC - Union Nationale des Artistes Compositeurs, France).  At just 32, Adrien has already presented his music in 16 countries at prestigious festivals such as the Nice Jazz Festival (France), Love Suprême Jazz Festival (UK), San Jose Jazz Festival (USA), JazzOpen Stuttgart (Germany), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy) Leopolis Jazz Festival, (Ukraine), Morelia Music Festival (Mexico), A to Jazz Festival (Bulgaria) & Kongsberg Jazz Festival (Norway).

'Brandeis is one of the genre’s most promising up-and-coming talents' TSF Jazz  

Friday July 19th at 7.30pm

Tickets £14/ £12 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)


The Bikeriders 
US 2023, 15, 116 mins, drama, crime

Jeff Nichols adapts photographer Danny Lyon’s late 1960s biker gang adventure, with stellar performances from Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Austin Butler (Elvis) and Tom Hardy (Peaky Blinders).

'Jodie Comer roars into this full-throttle drama' Evening Standard 

'Sharp, seductive 60s biker drama' The Guardian 

Saturday July 20th at 3pm & 7.30pm, Thursday July 25th at 7.30pm & Saturday July 27th at 3pm

Tickets £12/ £10 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)/ £8 Under 16s


Coffee Concert: Dominika Fehér - Violin

Hungarian violinist Dominika Fehér will be performing solo baroque violin.  Dominika studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy Budapest specialising in historically informed performance practice of 17th – 19th century music.

Dominika has appeared at the BBC Proms and also performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and La Scala in Milan.

Sunday July 21st at 11am 
Tickets £12 include coffee & croissant


Orlando, My Political Biography 
France 2023, 12A, 98 mins, documentary

The directorial debut from esteemed trans activist and academic virtuoso turned filmmaker Paul B. Preciado, Orlando is a striking, transgressive and joyous exploration of contemporary trans and non-binary lives, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf's iconic 1928 novel.

Wednesday July 24th at 3pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £12/ £10 Concessions (over65s/disabled people)/ £8 Under 16s 


BEAU + Josephine Davies Trio + Jury Service

Eclectic triple bill of local acts headlined by post-punk trio BEAU, with sax-led jazz from Josephine Davies' trio and electro improv from Jury Service in support.


BEAU are Otti Albietz (guitar, voice), Haydn Ackerley (bass, voice) and Colden Drystone (voice, drums). All play in other bands but BEAU is the place where they are most at play. Euphoric audience responses have included "They're like a punk Beatles", "They're like Wet Leg but men, and there's three of them" and "The best live band since The Minutemen". 


Now becoming equally known as a composer, as a saxophonist Josephine Davies is recognised for her melodic focus, versatility and unique style which has been described as 'consistently inventive' (Jazzwise Magazine),' strong and authoritative' (The JazzMann) and 'with winning immediacy' (MOJO Magazine).

Jury Service (Keith Rodway and Simon Charterton) will explore their take on improvised ambient electronic music with special guest trumpeter/flautist Hutch Demouilpied. Expect ambient drones, percussive grooves, meditative mantras and industrial soundscapes but not necessarily in that order.

Friday July 26th at 7.30pm 
Tickets £15


UK 2023, PG, 75 mins, documentary (+ recorded Q&A, 26 mins)

The UK’s biggest documentary of the year comes back to Kino-Teatr with an exclusive recorded Q&A with Isabella Tree, hosted by Craig Bennett of the Wildlife Trusts filmed at Knepp Estate.

​David Allen’s documentary revolves around aristocratic farmer Charlie Burrell and his wife, Isabella Tree. The pair own 3,500 acres of land in West Sussex. In 2001 they  allowed the animals and the vegetation to take care of themselves - it's inspirational as well as eye-opening, to watch jays, beavers, diving pigs and a heroic swarm of butterflies do their thing! 

​It is the story of how a young couple bet on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. Their grand rewilding experiment reveals an untapped power of nature to rebound, and offers hope for conserving biodiversity the world over. A dying landscape that is healed against all odds, going on to thrive in astonishing ways.

Wednesday August 7th at 7.30pm & Thursday August 8th at 3pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £12/ £10 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)/£8 Under 16s


The End We Start From 
UK 2023, 15, 102 mins, drama

The End We Start From is a 2023 British survival film about a woman who tries to find her way home with her newborn while an environmental crisis submerges London in floodwaters. It is directed by Mahalia Belo starring Jodie Comer, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston and Mark Strong. It is adapted by Alice Birch from the novel of the same name by Megan Hunter.

The film received several nominations at the 2023 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Leading Performance for Jodie Comer, and Best Supporting Performance for Katherine Waterston, as well as Best Cinematography for Suzie Lavelle and Best Costume Design for PC William.

★★★★ The Guardian

Friday August 9th at 7.30pm & Saturday August 10th at 3pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £12/ £10 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)/£8 Under 16s


Coffee Concert: Zarek Trio - Baroque Music by JS Bach & Buxtehude

Baroque Music by JS Bach and Buxtehude with Rebecca Harris - Violin, Jan Zahourek - Viola da gamba & Oliver John Ruthven - Harpsichord


The harmony of the beehive, the geometry of the honey-comb, and the vibrational dance is mirrored in the counterpoint and melodic invention of two composers whose cross-pollination led to the flowering of a style which defines German music of the High Baroque.


Buxtehude trio sonata in a minor, op 1 no 3
Buxtehude suite for harpsichord no 4 BuxWV 231
Bach sonata in D for viola da gamba and harpsichord
Buxtehude trio sonata op 2 no 1 in Bb major
Bach Violin sonata in e minor BWV 1023 for violin and continuo
Bach trio sonata in G for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord (BWV 1027 arr. Zarek)

Violinist Rebecca Harris performs on period and modern instruments. Her career is a love letter to the rich history of the violin, from work with leading early music ensembles in both the United States and Europe to collaborations on new repertoire. 

Like his two fellow musicians Jan Zahourek has performed and recorded with many of the UK's leading early music ensembles. Being part of a trio offers him the luxury and freedom of a deep dive into his chosen repertoire together with his friends and collegues.

Oliver John Ruthven is an early keyboards specialist and conductor. Equally at home at the harpsichord, chamber organ or conducting, he is making a name for himself as a versatile and dynamic interpreter of early music. 

Sunday September 1st at 11am 
Tickets £12 include coffee & croissant


A Night of Flamenco

A Night of Flamenco with Jesus Olmedo and Araceli Garcia, Demi Garcia, Adrian Sola & Rut Santamaria.

Saturday September 7th at 7.30pm 
Tickets £24/ £22 Concessions (over 65s/ disabled people)

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Royal Ballet & Opera Season 2024/25
The Royal Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal. Mozart’s comic opera is packed with plot twists, forbidden desires and unforgettable melodies, combining laugh-out-loud comedy with moments of breathtaking beauty.

Running time: 240 minutes, One interval
Sung in Italian with subtitles

Tuesday September 10th at 6.30pm 
Tickets £20/ £18 (Concessions (over 65s/ disabled people)


'Sound bath' Session with Julia Scott-Russell

Join Crystal Sound Therapy practitioner Julia Scott-Russell in discovering the benefits of crystal sound for your health and wellbeing. Experience the calming sounds of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls. Sit or lie back on chair or mat with a blanket, whilst Julia gently eases you into experiencing a ‘sound bath’.

Starting with a few minutes of guided focus, Julia will help you to ‘just be’ without the need to ‘do’ anything. The remainder of Julia’s ‘Halcyon Sounds’ experience will be filled with different tonal frequencies from some of Julia’s personal collection of Alchemy bowls. We want you to have the best possible experience, please do bring a blanket to feel warm and snug. There are a limited number of yoga mats and pillows available, so feel free to bring your own. 

​Please note - by attending this event you automatically agree to the medical disclaimer: you do not have/never had epilepsy at any point in your life, you do not have an artificial pacemaker or cochlear implant(s) or are less than 12 weeks pregnant.  

​​Also to note, the sound vibrations may be felt more in replacement joint(s), metal plate(s) or metal implant(s) - you are welcome to discuss this with Julia Scott-Russell, but ultimately it is your decision as to whether you attend.

Wednesday September 11th at 4.30pm 
Tickets £14

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NT Live Encore: Prima Facie

National Theatre Live present the Empire Street Production of Prima Facie, written by Suzie Miller
and directed by Justin Martin. 

Jodie Comer’s (Killing Eve) Olivier and Tony Award-winning performance in Suzie Miller’s gripping one-woman play returns to cinemas. 

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. 

Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live in 2022 during a sold out run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End. 

Thursday September 12th at 7pm
Tickets £20/ £18 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)

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Coffee Concert: Hannah Shilvock (bass clarinet) & Viola Lenzi (piano)

Hannah Shilvock is a bass clarinetist who has recently played at the Royal Opera House, Chichester Cathedral, St Georges Bristol & Chapel Royal Brighton. She performs alongside a wonderful pianist, Viola Lenzi.  

​Viola Lenzi was born in Italy and studied at a Conservatoire in Livorno before coming to London and completing her postgraduate advanced diploma at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. 

Sunday September 15th at 11am 
Tickets £12 include coffee & croissant

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Royal Ballet & Opera Season 2024/25
The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 

Tumble down the rabbit hole in this ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous family story. Journey through Wonderland with Alice and encounter a host of curious characters in Christopher Wheeldon’s unique theatrical interpretation.

Running time: 205 minutes. Two intervals

Tuesday October 15th at 7.15pm
Tickets £20/ £18 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)


Royal Ballet & Opera Season 2024/25
The Royal Ballet: Cinderella

This Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true. This enchanting ballet by The Royal Ballet’s Founding Choreographer Frederick Ashton is a theatrical experience for all the family.

Running time: 195 minutes. Two intervals

Tuesday December 10th at 7.15pm
Tickets £20/ £18 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)

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Royal Ballet & Opera Season 2024/25
The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Julia Trevelyan Oman’s period designs bring festive charm to Peter Wright’s beloved Royal Ballet production, as fairytale magic comes together with spectacular dancing in this unforgettable classic ballet.

Captured live December 2023
Running time: 165 minutes, one interval.

Tuesday December 17th at 7.15pm
Tickets £20/ £18 Concessions (over 65s/disabled people)


Luke Wright - New Show JOY! 

Following the smash hit success of his Silver Jubilee show ( ★★★★★ Telegraph) Luke Wright returns to Kino-Teatr with a new set of poems that get to grips with the idea of JOY. Is it possible, as a 42 year old to feel pure unbridled happiness, and what does it look like?

With a mix of the of the comic and the wistful, JOY takes in consumerism, boozing, cancer scares, abseiling vicars, and the joy of language itself. We might have to go down to come up, but we’ll get there in the end. Come let a little joy into your life with a raconteur and wordsmith at the top of his game!

'Breathtaking … with a sharpness and wisdom that lifts the soul, and soothes the battered heart' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'Britain’s finest performance poet' ★★★★★ Life As Theatre 

Can poetry capture joy? Let’s find out. The Fringe’s favourite poet returns with stacks of brilliant, big-hearted poems that get to grips with joy in mulchy middle-age. 

'Winning combination of honesty, humour, ire and wonder' ★★★★★ Stage

Supported by Colchester Arts Centre

Saturday March 15th 2025 at 7.30pm
Tickets £15

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