Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema
Bishop's Road, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SA
  • Box office 01463 234234
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  • Website www.eden-court.co.uk

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Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

Hosting everything from opera to film to theatre to live music, Eden Court also has a rich life as a space for performing arts classes (more than 60 run each week), offering lessons for dancers, actors and performers of all ages and abilities. The multi-arts venue was built in the mid 70s, making it the largest scale venue in the region, with additional performance space – another theatre, two cinema screens, two dance and drama studios and three floors of dressing rooms – completed during a renovation in 2007. The building also houses the Eden Court Restaurant, which offers a lunch, dinner and bar menu.

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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Ballerina

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • France / Canada
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Summer / Éric Warin
  • Cast: Voices of Dane DeHaan, Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler
  • UK release: 19 December 2016

Orphaned Félicie (Fanning) strives to reach her dream of performing ballet at the Grand Opera House, with the help of mentor Odette (Jepsen). A ballet version of The Karate Kid, it looks nice but the soundtrack is a mish-mash and the story is formulaic and lacks comic zing.

Sat 21 Jan

Sun 22 Jan

BalletBoyz: Life

  • Written by: Javier de Frutos

The company of all-male dancers present two new works inspired by life and death, by choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos.

Tue 11 Apr

£12–£18 (£12) / 01463 234234

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Thu 9 Feb

Fri 10 Feb

Be Your Best Rock Challenge

A performing arts competition for students.

Mon 3 Apr

£13 / 01463 234234

Tue 4 Apr

£13 / 01463 234234

Wed 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

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Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Big Burns Stramash

A weekend of events in celebration of the national bard. There are family-friendly workshops, storytelling, a film screening, an outdoor performance and ceilidhs for adults and kids.

Sat 21 Jan

Times to be confirmed / prices vary / 01463 234234

Sun 22 Jan

Times to be confirmed / prices vary / 01463 234234

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell's classic tale is brought to life by Andy Manley and Andy Cannon.

Sun 12 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

C Duncan

Scottish singer-songwriter nominated for a Mercury Award.

Mon 23 Jan

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The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Sat 11 Feb

£23.50–£34.50 / 01463 234234

The Eagle Huntress

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK / Mongolia / US
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Otto Bell
  • Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (voice)
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13 year old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Crowd-pleasing documentary which skirts some of the deeper issues, and Ridley's monotonous voice-over doesn't help, but only a cold heart would fail to be stirred by Aisholpan's…

Fri 20 Jan

Sat 21 Jan

Sun 22 Jan

…and 4 more dates until 26 Jan

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Mon 17 Apr

£23.50–£25 / 01463 234234

The Edge of Heaven

  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • Germany/Turkey
  • 121 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fatih Akın
  • Written by: Fatih Akın
  • Cast: Nurgül Yeşilçay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Köse

A multi-character tableau that delicately interconnects multiple characters across ill communication and violence, this is comparable with Alejandro González Iñárritu's flawed Babel. Unlike in that film, however, Akin refuses to allow melodramatic contrivance to enter the frame – just ardour and atonement, despair and hope.

Tue 24 Jan

Etape Loch Ness

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness, offering the chance to cycle 66 miles around the loch on traffic free roads.

Sun 23 Apr

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 1411

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George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan

Ballads and anthems designed to combat loneliness.

Thu 2 Feb

La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

…and 4 more dates until 26 Jan

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Thu 6 Apr

The Matrix

  • 1999
  • US/Australia
  • 136 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
  • Written by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano

Absolutely gobsmacking science fiction thriller boasting cutting edge special effects, rocking action sequences, a smart story and an immensely entertaining cartoon sensibility (the film was storyboarded by comic artist Geoff Darrow). In the future day-to-day life is merely a scam, a matrix camouflaging reality - a…

Thu 26 Jan

The Matt Monro Story

Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.

Tue 28 Feb

£23 / 01463 234234

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Ocean Film Festival

A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans.

Sat 16 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Tue 21 Feb

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Sat 20 May

£20.50–£36 / 01463 234234

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. The play is brought to life with the help of Intel and Andy Serkis' Imaginarium, featuring advanced technology in a bold reimagining of this Shakespearean classic.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

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Scottish Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

Christopher Hampson choreographs Scottish Ballet's lavish production of the classic folk tale.

Wed 25 Jan

Fri 27 Jan

Scottish Ballet: Wee Hansel & Gretel

A child-friendly version of the ballet based on the classic fairy tale.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Paris Concert

Laurence Cummings conducts music by, inspired by or at least memorably performed in France's capital city. Rameau, Suite from Les Boréades; Mozart's Symphony No 31 in D ‘Paris’; JC Bach's Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat for flute, two clarinets, two horns and bassoon and Haydn's Symphony No 92 in G ‘Oxford’.

Scottish Ensemble: Baroque Dance Party

Get down with your bad self, so to speak, at this party of baroque dance tunes with a contemporary twist. Fischer uses a laptop computer to recompose Telemann's Tafelmusik into a new collection of dances. Bach's 'Air on the G String', aka the 'Air' from Orchestral Suite No 3 BWV 1068 Johannes Fischer, Air Purcell…

Tue 21 Mar

£16 (students/unwaged £5; under 16s one free per paying adult, £5 thereafter) / 01463 234234

Scottish Ensemble: Eastern Europe Express

Polish-born violinist Bartosz Woroch guides you through some Eastern European classics. Gòrecki, Three pieces in old style Chopin, Two Nocturnes (arr. David Matthews) Bacewicz, Concerto for String Orchestra Czyż, Canzona di Barocco Dvořák, String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 77 (arr. string orchestra)

Tue 6 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

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Scottish Opera: La bohème

Puccini’s La bohème New production sung in Italian with English supertitles Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate & Scottish Opera’s ‘Play a Supporting Role’ appeal. The team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La bohème. Director Renaud Doucet and designer…

Tue 13 Jun

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Sat 17 Jun

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

The team captain of Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats presents his latest live show.

Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

Wed 25 Jan

Shakin' Stevens

The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…

Tue 23 May

Silence

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / Taiwan / Mexico
  • 161 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
  • UK release: 1 January 2016

Scorsese's long-planned passion project, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel about two 17th century Catholic priests (Garfield & Driver) who travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Neeson). Fervently told and unusually cerebral – if a little black and white – it's a work of courageous severity and…

Fri 20 Jan

Sun 22 Jan

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Thriller Live

  • Directed by: John Maher (musical director)
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Mon 30 Jan

£23–£35.50 / 01463 234234

Tue 31 Jan

£23–£35.50 / 01463 234234

Wed 1 Feb

£23–£35.50 / 01463 234234

…and 3 more dates until 4 Feb

Top Hat

  • 1935
  • US
  • 100 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Sandrich
  • Written by: Allan Scott, Dwight Taylor, Sándor Faragó (play) (uncredited), Aladar Laszlo (play) (uncredited), Károly Nóti uncredited
  • Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick

A bout of mistaken identity makes Fred and Ginger's path to true love via London and Venice a little more circuitous than they might have liked, but there are plenty of classic Irving Berlin numbers along the way to help them keep their spirits up. Splendid stuff.

Sat 21 Jan

Train to Busan

  • 2016
  • South Korea
  • 118 min
  • Directed by: Yeon Sang-Ho
  • Cast: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong

A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Seok-woo and his daughter are on the KTX from Seoul to Busan but someone on the train has been recently infected and the living dead transform the journey into a nightmare excursion.

Fri 20 Jan

The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

  • 1964
  • France
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Demy
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Nino Castelnuovo.

Romance between a shopgirl and a garage attendant is rekindled when they meet again after years apart. Delightful screen operetta using only sung dialogue, with deftness of camera movement and delicious production design maintaining the interest when the plot creaks.

Vampires Rock: The Ghost Train.

Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.

Reviews & features

Eden Court has opening in it sights

31 Aug 2007

The curtains are poised to rise on a major theatre project in the Highlands, after a controversial refurbishment which finished late and was £3 million over budget. Eden Court Theatre is expected to open for business in two months after its £23…

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1. aVRIL19 Feb 2009, 10:25pm Report

IT IS WELL GOOD

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