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BAFTAs and Oscars

Following the sucess at the BAFTAs of the film 1917, we will be bringing this film back from 23rd February until the 27th February, along with a few screenings of the BAFTA and Oscar winner, JOKER. We are also delighted to be screening for the first time both MARRIAGE STORY and the British film, BAIT, which both picked up loads of major awards at the Oscars and BAFTAs respectively. The Korean film, PARASITE, which swept the Oscars and BAFTAs screens with us on 16th March as part of our new Maverick Mondays strand (read more below)

A new strand of cinema comes to The Riverside from February 17th, and each third Monday of the month thereafter, showcasing World Cinema, documentaries, independent films, and re-issued classics.

Our season starts with FOR SAMA (18) on the 17th February at 7:45pm. An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. PARASITE (15) follows on 16th March and then the Cannes winner, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (15) on 20th April.

New Films Coming Soon

Please note that the above films will be screening with us from the end of February and throughout March, full details of times and dates will appear on our website very soon.

FIDELIO encore announced

Covent Garden's six-night run of Beethoven's opera Fidelio is one of the most highly-anticipated musical events of 2020. It features a star cast including tenor Jonas Kaufmann and young soprano Lise Davidsen. Our live broadcast on Tuesday 17th March sold out VERY quickly indeed and we are delighted to be able to offer an encore performance at 2pm, on Sunday 22nd March. Tickets for the actual performance in Covent Garden have been exchanging hands for £3000 !

Sutton Hoo Society Basil Brown Memorial Lecture
Saturday 18th April 2020 at 11am
The Kingdom of Essex and other stories: exploring Britain's lost realms

In this lecture, Dr Thomas Williams FSA former curator of early medieval coins at the British Museum and author of Viking Britain (2017) and Viking London (2019), will discuss themes drawn form his forthcoming book aboit the forgotten kingdoms of early medieval Britain.

Tickets for this lecture will be available from the box office from Friday 14th February or online at

Stardust Big Band & The Spallettes

Sunday 24th May 2020 2pm & 6pm

Stardust Big Band

We are very excited to announce that Stardust Big Band are coming to The Riverside and singing with them are the fabulous Spallettes!

With music ranging from early swing to easy listening and modern big band, spanning the 1920s to the present day, they play a number of gigs through the year, usually in the North West London area, but are extremely excited to be performing in Woodbridge on the stage of the Riverside Theatre.

The Spallettes

Helen, Amy and Katy Spall grew up in Woodbridge and all attended Farlingaye High School before going off to work in theatre in various parts of the country. They love singing together and join with Stardust Big Band as a trio whenever they can all be in the same city at the same time!
They are very excited to be back in the town they grew up in and in the Theatre that they call their second home.

The Riverside

Quayside, Woodbridge
Suffolk IP12 1BH

Tel: 01394 382174

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