Royston Arts Festival

Royston Picture Palace is delighted to participate in Royston Arts Festival, celebrating Renewal of the arts, of cinema and of us all.


I AM Belmaya (12A tbc)
7.30pm Sunday 19 September
This inspirational documentary follows a young woman from care home to her new life as a filmmaker – a tale of rebellion, courage and hope in patriarchal Nepal. Spanning 14 years, this film by Sue Carpenter and Belmaya Nepali follows Belmaya’s transformational journey as she stands up to her husband and society, and reclaims her voice through filmmaking.
Followed by a Q&A with director Sue Carpenter
(2021 UK 81 mins Subtitled – Nepali)
This screening is presented in partnership with ReelN Ltd. Winner of Best Documentary at the UK Asian Film Festival 2021.
Buy tickets online or from the Royston Town Council. 


Romeo and Juliet
7.30pm Thursday 28 September
Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) and Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) star as the passionate couple in this exciting version of Shakespeare’s play, filmed at the National Theatre in lockdown. Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay. 
(2021 UK 100 mins)
Buy tickets online or from the Royston Town Council.