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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Friday 20th July until Thursday 2nd August

Ten years later, in the the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with Sky's (Dominic Cooper) child while running her mother's villa. Self-conflicted because she can't do it by herself, but with Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie's (Julie Walters) guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna's (Meryl Streep) past and how she came to start up her villa, met each one of Sophie....more

Educating Rita (Silver Screen Classics)
Friday 27th July

Rita (Julie Walters), a married hair stylist in her 20s, wants to go back to school. She begins studying with Dr. Bryant (Michael Caine), a professor using alcohol to cope with his divorce. Despite his personal problems, Dr. Bryant helps Rita realize her academic potential. In turn, her passion for learning revitalizes his love of teaching. However, when Rita's blue-collar spouse learns that his wife....more

Andrè Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert
Saturday 28th July & Sunday 29th July

Set against the stunning backdrop of the town square in Andrè's home town, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. Andrè delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages. ....more

A Private Function with Michael Palin
2nd August 2018 (SOLD OUT)

The much-loved British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter, Michael Palin, will be coming to The Riverside on Thursday 2nd August to help launch our forthcoming food and drink film festival, Film Feast Suffolk 


The Bookshop
Friday 3rd August until Thursday 9th August

Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop -- the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough's vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe....more

Incredibles 2
Friday 3rd August until Thursday 9th August

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher....more

Mary Shelley
Friday 10th August until Thursday 16th August

Mary Shelley is a movie starring Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, and Douglas Booth. The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Friday 10th to Thursday 16th August

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball....more

Christopher Robin
Friday 17th - Thursday 23rd August

The adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is now focused on his new life, work, and family, when he suddenly meets his old childhood friend Winnie the Pooh. Pooh needs helps finding his friends from Hundred Acre Wood and Christopher Robin needs help discovering the joys of life and how to play again. ....more

Julie - live broadcast from the National Theatre
Thursday 6th September - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.


The Merry Wives of Windsor - live broadcast from Stratford Upon Avon
Wednesday 12th September - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. 


King Lear - broadcast live from Duke of York's Theatre
Thursday 27th September - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Broadcast live from London's West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily ....more

Richard Digance - The Not Bad For His Age Tour - On Stage
Friday 28th September

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there's a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year.

The Winter's Tale - live broadcast from the Globe Theatre
Thursday 4th October - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters with a colossal sweep that takes audiences from the stifling atmosphere of the Sicilian court to the unbuttoned joy of a Bohemian festival.

Big Night - FilmFeast Gala Screening
Friday 5th October

Food is a staple of Italian-American film and TV, from Martin Scorsese to The Sopranos, but Big Night offers the ultimate onscreen banchetto. Stanley Tucci plays the restaurant owner who plans to turn around his ailing fortunes with one almighty culinary blowout. The piece de resistance is the creation of a timpani - a spectacularly mouth-watering pie filled with meat, fish, cheese, and pasta.<....more

Night of the Living Dead - FilmFeast
Friday 5th October

Our Midnight Feast screening of George A. Romero's seminal shocker that singlehandedly devised the modern zombie - arguably cinema's most ravenous gourmand. Its flesh-eating antics might be more stomach-churning than appetite-whetting, but after 50 years this claustrophobic classic has lost none of its bite.


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - FimFeast
Saturday 6th October

The late, great Gene Wilder stars as the madcap chocolatier in this cult adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book. The perils of greed and gluttony are reinforced in the timeless tale of a young boy who gains a golden ticket to Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory. With its anarchic humour and memorable songs, this is a sweet treat that will tickle the taste-buds of both nostalgic adults and younger....more

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste - FilmFeast
Saturday 6th October

Food is so great, so why on earth would we ever waste a morsel? But unfortunately the human race discards around 1.3 billion tons a year. This documentary not only delves into this troublingly serious issue, but at the same time offers some creative and mouth-watering solutions to global crisis.


Tampopo - FimFeast
Saturday 6th October

Described as the first "Ramen Western", Juzoltami's wild episodic film follows a deadpan trucker who rides into town offering to reinvigorate a maiden's noodle-bar menu. Itami also presents several hilarious side-dish skits on issues like the etiquette of spaghetti eating and a scene of gastronomic erotica to make 9 1/2 Weeks blush.


Jaws - FilmFeast
Saturday 6th October

To offset the carnivorous exploits elsewhere in the programme, an alternative tale where humans are the food! Steven Spielber's classic may well be over 40 years old but it's still guaranteed to keep you out of the water!


Ruth Watson Interviews India Knight - FilmFeast
Sunday 7th October

The Sunday Times journalist and author, India Knight, will be interviewed live on stage by our patron, Ruth Watson.


Sour Grapes - FilmFeast
Sunday 7th October

Has there ever been a more cautionary tale about food and drink's intoxicating power over our sense of reason? This gripping documentary about Rudy Kurniawan, an Indonesian con-man who disrupted the entire global luxury wine market by repackaging plain plonk in vintage bottles, is uncorked with the explosive force of a crime thriller.


The Cake Shop Baking Demonstration - FilmFeast
Sunday 7th October

In 2014 The Cake Shop in Woodbridge won ITV's Britain's Best Bakery Award. A year later they were named "Best Family Business" and "Best Independent Retailer" at the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards and then last year their very own David Wright  won "Britain's Baker of the Year". David will be live on stage cooking or baking up a storm for our delectation.


Babette's Feast - FilmFeast
Sunday 7th October

Gastronomic wonders abound in this celebration of French cuisine's eternal riches. A cook repays the Danish nuns who raised her by preparing them an outrageous feast. The lavish spread awakens the taste buds of those accustomed to more austere fare - and the film performed the same trick on Anglo-Saxon audiences, winning an Oscar and BAFTA.


Sideways - FilmFeast
Sunday 7th October

The widely admired, Oscar-winning comdey famously set Merlot sales tumbling (and boosted those of Pinot Noir) based in its lead character's acidly aired wine reviews. As we close Film Feast Suffolk 2018 it's time to celebrate food's eternal (and often more enjoyable) bedfellow drink!


The Importance of Being Earnest - live broadcast from the Vaudville Theatre
Tuesday 9th October - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. ‘It is very romantic to be in love. The....more

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour (Live Broadcast)
Friday 12th October & Sunday 14th October(ENCORE)- Tickets £15

103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain's Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!


Mayerling - live broadcast from the Royal Opera House
Monday 15th October - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.


Die Walkure Broadcast Live from the Royal Opera House
Sunday 28th October - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Wotan craves the ring, but, bound by his own laws, he can't retrieve it himself. With a mortal woman, he has twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde. He hopes Siegmund will become the free agent he needs to take the ring. Separated at birth, the twins meet as adults and fall in love. Wotan's wife Fricka points out that Siegmund can never be independent while he enjoys Wotan's protection. Wotan bitterly concedes....more

Degas: Passion for Perfection - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 11th November Tickets £12.50 | Students £10 (ID Req)

This film journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas' works is the most extensive in Britain, to the streets of Paris. It tells the fascinating story of Degas' obsessive pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Using written accounts by friends and....more

An Evening with Dan Snow - Book Launch with Q & A on stage
Monday 12th November

Browsers Bookshop presents…


La Bayadère - broadcast live from the Royal Opera House
Tuesday 13th November

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and nobel warriors to life. ....more

Troilus and Cressida broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Wednesday 14th November

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The Madness of George III broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse
Tuesday 20th November

Written by one of Britain's best loved playwrites Alan Bennett (The ....more

The Nutcracker - live broadcast from the Royal Opera House
Monday 3rd December & Sunday 9th December (encore)

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.


Antony and Cleopatra broadcast live from the National Theatre
Thursday 6th December

Broadcast ....more

Riverside Musical Theatre Company Christmas Showstoppers - on stage
Saturday 15th December

The Riverside Musical Theatre Company return to the Riverside stage with a Christmas Showstopper.


July Newsletter - Film Feast Suffolk

Our latest newsletter to all subscribers has just been issued and it gives full details of our forthcoming food and drink film festival, Film Feast Suffolk

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It's A Hattrick For The Riverside

The awards just keep on coming! We received a letter from Swonderful Pictures Ltd which included some lovely "An American In Paris" ceramic coasters and key-rings, congratulating us on our fabulous box office sales for that particular event.

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Michael Palin To Launch Film Feast Festival

In October we are hosting our first ever film festival, Film Feast Suffolk, which will screen feature films, documentaries and short films from all around the world on the subject of food and drink. 

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Caswell Presents Sunday Sessions

at The Riverside. Chilled live music every 1st Sunday of the month 7pm. Free entry

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Morning Screenings For July and August

We're excited to now include a new screening time for our main feature at 10:30am each Tuesday morning.

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New 'Silver Screen Classics' Film Screenings

We are thrilled to announce a brand new film series, Silver Screen Classics, which will show on selected Friday mornings at 10:30am.

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Parent and Baby Screenings

Our Parent and Baby Screenings are now up and running, with the next one on

Friday 20th July 10.30am Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again  (12A)

Tickets are £6 and entry will only be allowed for parents/guardians with a baby aged 0-18 months.Tea and Coffee is available to purchase ... Read Full Story
Audio description service

Cinema audio description is a fantastic service for people with sight loss. The normal film soundtrack comes through the cinemas surround sound speakers in the usual way, whilst a recorded narrator explains what's happening on screen - in gaps in the dialogue - through personal headphones.

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The Riverside is on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the inside track on our upcoming showings and be in with a chance of winning the occasional competition!

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Book Tickets Online

You can book tickets to Riverside showings online. Visit the online booking system by clicking the link below and follow the instructions.

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Woodbridge Film Society

As many of you will know, on the first Monday of every month we host the films for the Woodbridge Film Society. Thanks to the generosity of one of their members, they now have their own website and would like you to know that all their film listings and contact details are available there. ... Read Full Story