National Theatre Live

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.

 

The War Horse 

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company, the critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November to mark Remembrance Day. 
At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. 
Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.  

Screening Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February 2021 at 1.00pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00

 

A View From The Bridge

Filmed live on stage from London’s West End, Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate play A View from the Bridge returns exclusively to cinema screens. Ivo Van Hove (All About Eve,Network) directsMark Strong (The Imitation Game;Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Nicola Walker (The Split,Last Tango in Halifax) in this magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold production(Evening Standard).In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret–one that drives him to commit the ultimate betray

Screening Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 May 2021 at 1.00pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00

 

No Man's Land

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart lead the cast in this glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic.One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Following a hit run on Broadway,No Man’s Land was captured from the West End in London in 2016.

Screening Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 July 2021 at 1.00pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00