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The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos' new film, lets Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz run wild in a lustful story of 18th century royalty
Introdans Dutch Masters programme takes to the Linbury stage, marking the company’s return to the UK after an absence of more than a decade
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui creates his first work for The Royal Ballet to be shown alongside works by choreographers extraordinaire Crystal Pite and Christopher Wheeldon
A Pulitzer-winning study of the racial divides and industrial malaise in the USA's poorest city transfers to the Donmar Warehouse
A crafty cigarette underpins an entire opera of its own, and a young woman's eyes are opened by love – and Tchaikovsky
Classical music gets alongside the jazz tradition at Pizza Express, with a new series of recitals
A country boy's obsession with a city woman poisons the happiness on offer at home
Verdi's spectacular opera based on a real-life plot against the crown ends with the masked ball of its title
Surely one of the most anticipated visitors of 2019, the vibrant San Francisco Ballet returns to Sadler’s Wells with four mouth-watering programmes
Meet Puccini's first great heroine, the convent girl who is seduced by a more lavish lifestyle, but at a terrible cost
The Royal Ballet brings the world’s greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet, back to Covent Garden throughout 2019
Dance takes centre stage on television with BBC One The Greatest Dancer, a new talent show where the public decide who's to be crowned top hoofer
The Royal Ballet resurrects Frankenstein, Liam Scarlett’s first full-length ballet for the ROH main stage, presumably after some much needed bolt tightening
The new pop-up dishes out vegan versions of millennial favourites with inspiration from across the globe
Downton Abbey film confirmed: everything you need to know about the ITV hit's move to the big screen
Christian Marclay premiered his intensely visual work The Clock in 2010, and it's since been touring galleries around the world. Now it's coming back to London.
British artist Tracey Emin returns to White Cube London for a major solo show of new work
Simon Russell Beale stars in a new version of Shakespeare's Richard II, subversively re-imagined by director Joe Hill-Gibbins
Tom Hooper's film makeover of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats goes all out in its casting: Taylor Swift, James Corden and more are on board
The ultimate patisserie lover's paradise in Piccadilly
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's award-winning film from Cannes is reaping praise at festivals and putting childhood poverty into the spotlight
Previous years of the Tate Britain Commission have seen squash costumes and neon lighting – what will Mike Nelson do?
Everything you need to know about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – the world's longest running open submission contemporary art show
A year-long celebration of music written by and performed by women, from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. Some of it may not even have been written yet!
London's greatest composer was born in Germany, and given British citizenship. This month of concerts, walks and talks celebrates the enduring impact of George Frideric Handel on the capital
Book now for a new play by Mark Ravenhill: The Cane explores the consequences of control and the legacy of violence
54 years after the Disney classic, Mary Poppins Returns offers a fresh story which celebrates the old and welcomes in the new
The frailties of capitalism play out as director Rachel Chavkin revives Arthur Miller's Great Depression drama The American Clock at The Old Vic
The future of fine dining is in luxurious informality, expressed by Italian former head chef of Le Gavroche Diego Ferrari and Emily Roux, daughter of Michel Roux jnr
Nathalie, a grab-and-go eatery from the restaurateur behind Casa Cruz and Isabel, opens on Hanover Square
Explosive and timely, this new play about Boris Johnson will be rewritten every night