National Theatre Live


National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. We’ve since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres around the world.  Our broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world.  Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently. In Australia, the plays are captured live in HD, and screened concurrently, where possible, with the London National Theatre season.


Dear England 

★★★★★ The i 
★★★★★ Whats On Stage
★★★★★ Telegraph
‘Pitch-perfect’ - (Times)
‘Tremendous’ - (Telegraph)
‘A brilliant fusion of sport and art’ - (Evening Standard)

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham's (Best of Enemies) gripping examination of nation and game.

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.

Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.

Screening Friday 23 February at 11.45am
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00



(★★★★★) 'An acting masterclass from Andrew Scott' - Evening Standard

(★★★★★) 'The performance of the year' - iNews

(★★★★★) 'Unquestionably theatre at its best' -  Broadway World

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

★★★★★ Evening Standard  ★★★★★ Time Out  ★★★★★ Financial Times

★★★★★ Broadway World  ★★★★★ Whats on Stage  ★★★★★ I News

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.
Presented by Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions and Kater Gordon

Screening Friday 8 March at 7.00pm
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March 2024 at 1.00pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00


The Motive and the Cue 

★★★★★  'A brilliant, compassionate new play' - Financial Times
★★★★★  'Mark Gatiss gives the performance of his career' - Telegraph
★★★★★  'Immaculately directed by Sam Mendes' - Times
★★★★★  'Smooth and sophisticated' - WhatsOnStage
★★★★  'Will give you goosebumps' - Independent

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.  Why would the most famous movie star in the world choose to do a play which everyone already knows? And what lures us back to the same plays, year after year?
This fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.
Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre. 

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April 2024 at 1.00pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00



From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister.
Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.
Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be filmed live at the National Theatre in London.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2024 at 1.00pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00