National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinemas across the world.


Whether you show up for serious drama, romcoms or sold-out award-winning hits, we bring you unmissable theatre, filmed live from Britain’s most exciting stages.


You’ll always have the best seat in the house. Whether you’re watching Kit Harington go to battle in Henry V, or Phoebe Waller-Bridge delivering her solo tour de force in Fleabag, you’ll be at the heart of the action.


We broadcast to over 700 cinemas across the UK as well as around the globe.


Join over 11 million people who show up for National Theatre Live.

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rated (TBC)

National Theatre: The Crucible

National Theatre: The Crucible
  • 180mins | rated (TBC)

Showing from Thu 26 Jan

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial. Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.
rated (TBC)

NT: Othello

NT: Othello
  • 180mins | rated (TBC)

Showing from Thu 23 Feb

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance). She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.
rated (15+ TBC)

National Theatre Live: Good

National Theatre Live: Good
  • 160mins | rated (15+ TBC)

Showing from Thu 20 Apr

David Tennet makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britian's most powerful, political plays. As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good intelligent German professor, find himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences. Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke (Follies) directs C.P Taylor's timely tale, with a cast that also features Elliot levey (Coriolanus) andn Sharon Small (The Bay). Filmed live from the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.
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