About National Theatre Live
NTL launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They’ve since broadcast more than 40 other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK. Over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world have experienced an NTL broadcast. The biggest single broadcast to date is Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 550,000 people.
Past broadcasts from the National Theatre include:
- War Horse
- Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes
- Everyman with Chiwetel Ejiofor
Broadcasts from other UK theatres include:
- Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse
- A View from the Bridge from the Young Vic
- Macbeth from the Manchester International Festival
- Hangmen and The Audience from London’s West End
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.