National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They’ve since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK.
Admission Prices for this season vary by cinema.
These performances are Free List Suspended and no free tickets or advertisers passes can be used.
Event Cinema presentations are classed as 12A by default, except where noted otherwise. This reflects the fact that the BBFC has not examined content, and therefore we are advised that it cannot be determined whether the material contained within the presentation is suitable for children. The applied 12A certificate means that persons under the age of 12 can only be admitted when accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
In some situations, Event Cinema presentations may have a classification pre-determined by either the venue of origination, or the distributor. These certificates reflect the original ratings applied to the content of any show, for example by the exhibiting theatre. These certificates are clearly displayed next to the presentation title.
Encore performances are always rated by the BBFC. Please note that for 15 & 18 certificate presentations, nobody under that age can be admitted,
In a conscious effort to reduce paper waste, we're now able to provide Cast Sheets for online download - you can save it to your mobile device or download to your computer to print off yourself. Please note that Cast Sheets may not be provided until a few days before the publication - we upload them as soon as the studio sends them over.
Download the Cast Sheet for Present Laughter
Click on a film time to book tickets, or click on any film card to see more detailed information about the production. Please note that running times given are approximate - the studios give us an expected run time, but live shows especially can be subject to changes on the night. If you enjoyed the show, or think we need to do better, do leave us Feedback on your visit. Please note the performances listed below are Encores.