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National Theatre Live



National Theatre Live will screen the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed by Josie Rourke, live from their Covent Garden home.


National Theatre Live: National Theatre’s War Horse

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of War Horse, will be captured live from London’s West End to cinemas around Australia. Winner of 5 Tony Awards in 2011, War Horse has recently celebrated its 2000th performance.

Screening from March 8, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas from 24 May. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

ENCORE SCREENINGS from May 24, 2014

King Lear

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Screening from June 21, 2014

A Small Family Business

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Screening from July 2014

National Theatre Live (NT Live) is a successful initiative to capture live performances from the National Theatre of London’s stages and screen in cinemas worldwide.  Since it began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren, over a million people have now experienced the a National Theatre Live screening in cinemas worldwide.

In addition to Mirren’s unforgettable performance as Phèdre, NT Live audiences around the globe have been treated to Rory Kinnear’s acclaimed performance as Hamlet, Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch’s Best Actor Olivier award winning performances as Frankenstein & the Creature, James Corden’s Tony-winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors and many more.

2012 and 2013 productions include the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, new play The Last of the Haussmans with Julie Walters,  Simon Russell Beale in William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, Arthur Wing Pinero’s Victorian farce The Magistrate starring John Lithgow, Alan Bennett’s hit comedy People starring Frances de la Tour, political epic This House and Helen Mirren’s Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan’s The Audience.

Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently.

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These performances will captured live from the National Theatre in London.


Cinema Nova – Carlton
Palace Brighton Bay
Sun Theatre – Yarraville
Rosebud Cinemas
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

Dendy Opera Quays – Sydney
Dendy Newtown
Hayden Orpheum – Cremorne
Chauvel Cinemas – Paddington
Riverside Theatres – Parramatta
Palace Byron Bay
Empire Cinemas – Bowral
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Belgrave Cinemas – Armidale
Cinemax – Kingscliff
Greater Union Newcastle
Inlet Cinemas – Sussex
Arcadia Twin – Ulladulla
Narooma Cinema
Manning Entertainment Centre

Dendy Canberra

Palace Centro – Fortitude Valley
Dendy Portside – Hamilton
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Pilbeam Theatre

Palace Nova Eastend – Adelaide

Luna Cinemas – Leederville
Luna on SX – Fremantle

MONA Museum of Old & New Art – Hobart
CMAX Devonport