National Theatre Live

Filmed exclusively for cinema and captured live in stunning high definition from the National Theatre of Great Britain, National Theatre Live gives audiences the chance to experience the world’s greatest stage productions from the comfort and ease of their local movie theatre.


Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.

Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live to cinemas throughout the UK, as well as many European venues. Other venues view the broadcasts ‘as live’ according to their time zone, or at a later date.