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National Theatre Live



Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Screening from November 7, 2015

Encore season: Coriolanus

NT Live’s 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Crimson Peak, BBC’s The Hollow Crown).

Screening from December 12, 2015

Jane Eyre

The acclaimed re-imagining of Bronte’s masterpiece was first staged by the Bristol Old Vic. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Screening from February 13, 2016

As You Like It

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

Screening from March 19, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

Screening from 9 April 2016.


National Theatre Live is an initiative by the National Theatre of Great Britain to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over 1.75 million people have now experienced the work of National Theatre Live in cinemas worldwide.

In addition to the recent record-breaking $1 million Australian cinema box office success of The Audience starring Helen Mirren as The Queen (winner of two 2013 Olivier Awards, including the Best Actress award for Mirren), recent productions include Nicholas Hytner’s production of Othello for Rory Kinnear received the Best Actor Olivier Award in 2014 for Iago, Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth direct from the Manchester International Festival, the National Theatre’s 50 Years on Stage spectacular, Tom Hiddleston’s powerhouse performances in the title role of Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse, and the highly-anticipated captured live in HD experience of The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse.

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.

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Cinema Nova – Carlton
Palace Brighton Bay
Sun Theatre – Yarraville
Rosebud Cinemas
Regent Cinema Ballarat
Cloud 9 Cinema Bright

Dendy Opera Quays – Sydney
Dendy Newtown
Hayden Orpheum – Cremorne
Chauvel Cinema – Paddington
Riverside Theatres – Parramatta
Palace Byron Bay
Empire Cinemas – Bowral
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Belgrave Cinemas – Armidale
Cinemax Cinemas – Kingscliff
Inlet Cinemas – Sussex
Mount Vic Flicks
Narooma Cinema
Manning Entertainment Centre – Taree

Dendy Canberra

Palace Centro – Fortitude Valley
Dendy Portside – Hamilton
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Noosa Breath of Fresh Air

Palace Nova Eastend – Adelaide

Luna Cinemas – Leederville
Luna on SX – Fremantle

MONA Museum of Old & New Art – Hobart
CMAX Devonport