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National Theatre Live

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Theatre Live with three popular titles returning to cinema screens for encores.

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, this play takes viewers into the private weekly meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and her prime ministers over a period of 60 years – from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher and beyond. The creative team, Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry have gone on to have another royal success with the television program,The Crown, since The Audience was first presented. 

NT Live’s smash-hit presentation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, captured live in 2015, returns due to popular demand. The presentation continues to be the most-attended NT Live event in the history of the program. 

One Man, Two Guvnors, featuring James Cordon, rounds out the trio of events celebrating National Theatre Live's 10th Anniversary.

Other confirmed NT Live events include All About Eve, All My Sons, Small Island and The Lehman Trilogy. Additional events are announced on-going. Though each live 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, without delay, 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. We record this first broadcast on the day of performance (usually Thursday mornings at 10:00am because of the time difference) and then screen it at a later time.

Advance Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors, $14 students and children ($16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students and children for encores), with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre members. 10% discount for the purchase of 4 productions in the 2019/20 season.

Please join us for one, or all, of these fabulous broadcasts. Click on the links below for more information and tickets:

All About Eve Sunday, April 28, 1:00pm | Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

The Audience (Encore) | Sunday, June 9, 1:00pm | Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production

Small Island | Sunday, Jun 30, 1:00 pm |  ‘A bonus treat from Alan Bennett that leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness.’ Independent

Hamlet  (Encore) | Sunday, Jul 14, 1:00 pm | NT Live’s smash-hit presentation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch

The Lehman Trilogy | Sunday, Jul 28, 1:00 pm |

Fleabag | | Thursday, Sept 26, 7:30pm | featuring Phoebe Waller-Bridge creator and star of the Amazon series of the same name, and the developer of BBC's Killing Eve

One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)Sunday, Sep 29, 1:00 pm | featuring James Cordon

A Midsummer Night's Dream |  Saturday, Oct 19, 1:00pm |  featuring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles

Hansard | Saturday, Nov 16, 1:00 pm |  featuring two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the VanThe Queen)

All My Sons | Sunday, January 19, 1:00 pm | starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman

More productions coming soon!