The Phantom of the Opera
Silent film with live improvised Organ accompaniment

Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm

Jonathan Hope Organ

Tickets: £15

Christchurch Priory becomes the oldest cinema in the country for one night only! The big screen provides a stunning focal point for the audience as Concert Organist Jonathan Hope improvises his dramatic organ accompaniment to accompany the spectacle of Lon Chaney’s 1929 ‘Phantom of the Opera’. Gaston Leroux’s tragic story will be brought to life with the engaging sounds of the Nicholson Organ.

Silent Film still
Still from the silent film
Silent Film still
Poster for the silent film

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Organ 25 celebrations – join the party!
Photo of the organ at Christchurch Priory

Experience The Priory’s awesome Nicholson pipe organ at one of many events to celebrate its restoration 25 years’ ago.

Considered to be one of Britain’s finest pipe organs, with over 4000 pipes and 63 speaking stops, the versatile Nicholson organ has the flexibility and power to be played as an accompaniment to choir and orchestra or as an impressive solo instrument.

Marvel at how it replicates the sounds of other orchestral instruments, and feel its intensity as its low notes reverberate right through you. And witness the dexterity of the organist ‘dancing’ between the manuals and pedals. A must for any music lover!

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Food and Drink
Christchurch Priory Tea Rooms Glass of Prosecco in Cloister Way at Christchurch Priory

Make the most of your visit by enjoying lunch or drinks at The Priory Tea Rooms or Festival Bar after each event.

The Priory Tea Rooms offers snacks or lunch before or after events. Additionally, you can purchase drinks from the special Cloister's Bar during evening intervals.