NT Live 2013

Sunday 13 October – Wednesday 20 November 2013

National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to provide high-definition filmed performances of its productions to theaters worldwide.

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre. In 1963, the National Theatre first opened its doors at the Old Vic under Laurence Olivier. Eight hundred productions later, we are celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of the great British institutions.

NT Live broadcasts have now been experienced by over 1.5 million people in 500 venues around the world. 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.


Sunday, October 13th, 2013

  • 11:30am:

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

  • 1:00pm: Macbeth

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

  • 1:30pm: Macbeth

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

  • 11:30am: Hamlet

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

  • 3:00pm: Hamlet


Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of.


  • Sat 26 Oct 2013, 1:00pm
  • Sat 16 Nov 2013, 1:30pm

NT Live: Macbeth


directed by Rob Ashford starring Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston in English

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth.

Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway) and BAFTA Award-winner Kenneth Branagh, this unique production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.

  • Sun 17 Nov 2013, 11:30am
  • Wed 20 Nov 2013, 3:00pm

NT Live: Hamlet


directed by Nicholas Hytner starring Rory Kinnear, Clare Higgins, Patrick Malahide in English

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner. He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King), and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

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