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NT Live: Prima Facie - At Vue Now

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) stars in her west-end debut in this powerful one woman show, playing Tessa a young and brilliant barrister, who against all osds has worked her way up and is now at the top of her game. 

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NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing - At Vue Thursday 8 September

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare's romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

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NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again - At Vue Thursday 6 October

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart back of his old flame, Lydia Languish.

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NT Live: The Seagull - At Vue Thursday 3 November

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

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NT Live: The Crucible - At Vue Thursday 26 January 2023

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma)

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NT Live: Othello - At Vue Thursday 23 February 2023

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

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Experience the world's best theatre captured in thrilling detail on the big screen.

This is not a cinema – this is the world's greatest stage. It’s a front row seat, the royal circle, a bird’s eye view. It’s the rustling of programmes, the thunderous applause on opening night. It’s the sword fights, the death scenes, the ill-fated lovers. It’s bold, flawlessly executed drama, comedy and tragedy captured in the highest definition. This is theatre how it was always meant to be seen.

We broadcast live productions from the National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, the Globe and more, and we use 4K projectors and Dolby surround sound to catapult you into the centre of the action. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

We show two types of Big Screen Theatre: live showings (which are captured and broadcast as they happen) and encore showings (live broadcasts that have been taped). There are no adverts or trailers played before live performances, so make sure you arrive right on time so you don’t miss a minute.
If the live performance has an interval or two, the broadcast will too. You can stretch your legs or order a drink at the bar.
After the show, clap and cheer as loud and long as you want. There’s a thrill in knowing that with live-streamed productions, as actor Damien Molony said, "There’ll be “standing ovations all over the world, all at the same time."

WHAT TO TRY NEXT

If the stage is your calling, you'll love Big Screen Dance.