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. Since that start, more than forty other productions have been broadcast, from both the National Theatre in London, and from other theatres in the UK. NTL broadcasts have been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world. The biggest single broadcast to date is Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 550,000 people. In 2014 the National Theatre recorded its first production on Broadway, Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, captured at the Longacre Theatre.
Though each 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.
The showings at YCPAC are downloaded through the use of satellite and re-broadcast on selected Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM.
Tickets: Regular - $15 | Youth/Student - $12