World Stage on Screen

The best of international theater and fine arts programming brought to the silver screen.

NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem Sep. 30 The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London.…
NT Live: Hamlet Oct. 15 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…
A Midsummer Night's Dream Nov. 11 From Julie Taymor, the director of The Lion King, Frida, and The Magic Flute, comes a cinematic experience of the much heralded and sold-out…
NT Live: Hamlet (Encore) Dec. 11 “This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas…
NT Live: Jane Eyre Dec. 15 Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Bronte’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic…
NT Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses Feb. 17 Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons…
NT Live: As You Like It Feb. 25 A modern-dress, contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s classic feel-good comedy. Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for…
Norma Feb. 29 If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. That is what Richard Wagner said…
NT Live: Hangmen Mar. 3–9 By Academy Award Winner Martin McDonagh Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple…
VERDI’S REQUIEM (LEGENDS CONCERT) Mar. 24 *Run time is approximate* Originally performed at La Scala in 1967 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Toscanini’s death, this…
La Damnation de Faust Apr. 26 *Run time is approximate* Eighteen years after Berlioz set Gerard de Nerval’s translation of Goethe’s Faust to music and published…
Hamlet Apr. 27 Starring Maxine Peake “It’s a terrifically fast, fluent, attacking production..[.]” (The Guardian) Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work. Exploding with big ideas it is…
Il Trovatore (Paris) May 25 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED In the aftermath of Rigoletto, Verdi’s sole desire was to do something new. However, he became…
Swan Lake (Legends) June 23 *Run time is approximate* A never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan…
Swan Lake Legends (Encore) July 9 Run time is approximate A never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan…
Romeo and Juliet Aug. 3–15 The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season continues with a modern, passionate new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden…
Shakespeare Live! Aug. 23 From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi…
The Threepenny Opera (Encore) Oct. 12 Please note that this production will be pre-recorded Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take…
The Entertainer Nov. 17 Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls…
Richard II Nov. 22 “Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.” –Act III, Scene II Simon…
The Winter's Tale Dec. 24–Jan. 25 From The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Plays at The Garrick from The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises an unmissable first season of cinema broadcasts. Working in collaboration…
The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote Mar. 21 Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. The brilliant dancer Carlos Acosta chose this…
The Royal Opera: La Forza del Destino Apr. 25 Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic opera, which demands the very best of singers for its powerful…
The Royal Opera: Faust May 21 There are many versions of the story of the man who trades his soul to the Devil in exchange for…
The Royal Ballet: Flight Pattern June 6 The Royal Ballet shows its contemporary side in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour…
NT Live’s Small Island June 27 Pre-recorded Broadcast Andrea Levy’s international bestselling novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theater adaptation. The play follows three…
NT Live’s The Lehman Trilogy Aug. 7–Sep. 5 Pre-recorded Broadcast From a cold morning in 1844 when an ambitious young man from Bavaria sets foot on a New York dock…
Royal Opera House Live’s Romeo & Juliet Aug. 15 Pre-recorded Broadcast Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The…
NT Live's A Midsummer Night's Dream Oct. 17 Pre-recorded Broadcast Shakespeare’s feuding fairy king and queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors…
NT Live's Fleabag Oct. 24–Nov. 6 Pre-recorded Broadcast “Witty, filthy and supreme” (Guardian) Phoebe Waller-Bridge won three Primetime Emmy Awards for the television series based on this one-woman…
NT Live’s One Man, Two Guvnors Oct. 31 Pre-recorded Broadcast Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall (James Corden, in a Tony Award-winning performance) becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a…
NT Live's Hansard Nov. 7 Live Broadcast It’s a summer morning in 1988 and a Tory politician is home in the idyllic house he shares with his…
NT Live's Present Laughter Dec. 5 Pre-recorded Broadcast Matthew Warchus (Pride) directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) as a star actor preparing for an overseas tour. Engulfed by…
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live’s The Winter’s Tale Dec. 19 Pre-recorded Broadcast Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption returns! This beautifully reimagined production, codirected by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features…
Royal Opera House Live’s The Nutcracker Dec. 23 Pre-recorded Broadcast A cherished holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is pure enchantment. Accompanied by the Tchaikovsky score, the artists of The Royal Ballet…
NT Live’s All My Sons Jan. 16 Pre-recorded Broadcast Captured at The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Lincoln) and Bill Pullman (Dark Waters) star in Arthur…
Royal Opera House Live’s Don Giovanni Feb. 13 Pre-recorded Broadcast Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger—and retribution! Mozart’s engaging masterpiece follows a Spanish nobleman, the women he serially seduces, and the…
Royal Opera House Live’s Don Pasquale Mar. 5 Pre-recorded Broadcast The Royal Opera’s Bryn Terfel leads the cast in this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two…
NT Live’s Cyrano De Bergerac Mar. 11 Special Encore Screening! James McAvoy (It Chapter Two, Dark Phoenix) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac.…
Royal Opera House: La Bohème Apr. 9 This Richard Jones production perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La Bohème and provides an acute analysis…
Royal Opera House: Fidelio May 7 Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece. In this new production, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen…
NT Live's The Welkin May 21 Broadcast Live Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s Comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for…
Royal Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci June 4 Today Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci are a famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria…

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