UK trailer and release date for Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

If you missed Beyoncé’s world tour in support of her seventh studio album, Renaissance (and let’s face it, most of us did) now’s your chance to catch it in a venue with no toilet queues.

When is Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé being released in the UK?

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé hits UK cinemas on December 1.

What is Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé about?

Much like Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (and running a mere 60 seconds shorter at 168 minutes), Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is a concert film, with performance footage interspersed with candid behind the scenes footage.

As the official synopsis tells us, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé accentuates the journey of Renaissance World Tour, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans.”

That’s not the correct use of “accentuates”, though. Somebody got paid a lot to write that.

The cast of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who also directs.

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé trailer

Why we’re excited about Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

A casual perusal of ticket prices indicates that we are never, ever seeing Beyoncé live, but catching one of the best performers on the planet on a honking great screen strikes us as a much more likely proposition. It seems that we’re entering a golden age of concert films if Taylor Swift’s last offering is any indication, so if Beyoncé’s movie rakes it in at box office—and let’s be real here, it will—expect a lot more of these going forward.