The best of British theatre.

In HD at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

National Theatre Live brings the best of British theater to screens all over the UK and beyond, from Tokyo to San Francisco.

With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, we bring you each performance as it happens, in all its glory – from close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion to sweeping wide shots of the stage. Whether you come along to the live broadcast, or catch one of many replays, you’ll have the best seats in the house.

And you’ll be part of something much bigger. There’ll be thousands of others all around the world watching along with you. Sharing every gasp, every laugh, every dramatic moment.

This is theater for everyone.

More about NT Live

Each of our broadcasts is filmed in front of a live theater audience. The position of cameras in the theatre is tailored to each play, to ensure that audiences watching in the cinema always get the best seat in the house.

Via satellite we broadcast the live performance from the theater we’re in to cinemas across the UK, as well as many European cinemas. Our cinema partners in North America capture the live broadcast feed via satellite and screen the titles on the same day, at a customer friendly evening time in their local time zone.

The live footage from the broadcast is then packaged and shared, unedited, with cinemas for repeat encore screenings in international territories not able to screen it live. There is little or no difference between what you see in the live broadcast and a repeat encore screening.

Join us for one of our upcoming broadcasts, and be a part of a global event, sharing every moment of drama and delight with a community of thousands.