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.
Events at this venue
There are 37 events at this location
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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.
- 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.
Be Your Best Rock Challenge
A performing arts competition for students.
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Beauty and the Beast
- 129 min
- Directed by: Bill Condon
- Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
- UK release: 17 March 2017
Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.
Sun 26 Mar
Mon 27 Mar
Tue 28 Mar
The Birth of a Nation
- 120 min
- Directed by: Nate Parker
- Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
- 118 min
- Directed by: Todd Haynes
- Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
Manhattan, 1952: young department store clerk and aspiring photographer Therese (Mara) meets sophisticated older woman Carol (Blanchett), and feels inexplicably giddy. Achingly beautiful, slow-burning study of lesbian romance and female strength in the face of adversity, with outstanding performances from Blanchett and…
Champions Of Magic
Following a run in London's West End five illusionists present a live show of mind reading, close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions.
The Eagle Huntress
- UK / Mongolia / US
- 87 min
- 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…
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.
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
Fifty Shades Darker
- 118 min
- Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
- Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
- UK release: 10 February 2017
No surprises here: Anastasia (Johnson) gets sweet-talked back into the red room by Christian (Dornan). Foley seems to be under orders to skip the actual sex, as the real money shots are of Christian’s wardrobe. Johnson manages to be likeable and human, but otherwise it’s high on production values and short on story.
Tue 10 Oct
Wed 11 Oct
Thu 12 Oct
Horse McDonald: Careful
Horse McDonald's debut play is an autobiographical tale of triumph over adversity through music.
Inverness Comic Con
Inverness Comic Con is the newest comic con in Scotland,
Sat 8 Jul
- 104 min
- Directed by: Thomas Lilti
- Cast: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt
- UK release: 13 January 2017
Jean-Pierre Werner (Cluzet) is a country doctor devoted to the people and the area he serves; when he's diagnosed with an inoperable tumour he reluctantly accepts the help of recently graduated doctor Nathalie (Denicourt). Tremendously engaging, old-fashioned drama, by medic-turned-director Lilti, carefully observed and…
John Bishop: Winging It
Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.
The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.
- Directed by: Alma Har'el
- Cast: Abraham Boyd, Angel Boyd, Harmony Boyd
Intriguing non-fiction essay on the nature of love, blending traditional fly-on-the-wall documentary filmmaking with dramatised reconstructions of past and possible future events; a poignant exploration of our universal desire to connect, and of how love is never straightforward.
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
The Mohican Comes Home
- Directed by: Shûichi Okita
- Written by: Shûichi Okita
- Cast: Yûdai Chiba, Akira Emoto, Atsuko Maeda
Shûichi Okita's latest comedy.
- 111 min
- Directed by: Barry Jenkins
- Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris
The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and…
Tue 28 Mar
- 101 min
- Directed by: Niall Johnson
- Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy
A mother's words of wisdom continue to shape her family's lives after she dies.
Music is Torture
A jet-black comedy set in Limbo Recording Studios, featuring live music and new songs from A Band Called Quinn.
National Theatre Live: Amadeus
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler
A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan
Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.
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
Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story
Exclusive pre-sale for HorsecrossRegular members – Wednesday 1 March: 10am Not a HorsecrossRegular? Buy your membership online now to qualify for the pre-sale. General tickets on sale Friday 3 March: 10am The fascinating story of the superstar songwriter who sold 60 million records but left it all behind at the…
Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire.
Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenese bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.
Royal Opera House: Woolf Works
Virginia Woolf's is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
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)
Scottish Opera: La bohème
Puccini's tale of young Bohemians in love.
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…
- 89 min
- Directed by: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
- Written by: Nicholas Stoller
- Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman
Storks used to deliver babies, but now they run an Amazon-style delivery service; then ambitious stork Junior (Samberg) and colleague Tulip (Crown) have to deliver an actual baby. Colourful animation and some amusing voice work can't fix the gigantic plot holes, which will leave both parents and kids scratching their heads.
Sully: Miracle on the Hudson
- 96 min
- Directed by: Clint Eastwood
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
- UK release: 2 December 2016
The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the…
A selection of jazz performed by this classy vocalist and star of the Welsh jazz scene.
Reviews & features
Eden Court has opening in it sights31 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…