National Theatre Live broadcast in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre of Great Britain's initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide. The performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world.

NTL has allowed us to see the legendary Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth, bask in the glory of Hollywood’s latest favorite Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein, and discover the amazing adaptation of the novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Plus, we love any excuse to hang out at the Modern after hours.

Amphibian Stage Productions presents National Theatre Live is made possible by Jill and Charles Fischer.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27, 2PM and 7PM

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. 

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today's meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. 

Nominated for three Tony Awards, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award win for the same role in The Queen. 

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 to Wednesday, September 14, 2016


September 10, 1PM | September 14, 2PM and 7PM

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 to Saturday, October 29, 2016

October 26, 2PM and 7PM | October 29, 1PM

Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) and Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years a Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. 

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. 

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. 

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. 

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 2, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | November 5, 1:00 PM

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion set in post-war West London.

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 16, 11AM and 7PM | November 19, 1PM

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 tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours and 20 min. with a 20 minute intermission. 

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

11AM and 7PM

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world. 

Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who brings breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. 

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

December 14, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | December 17, 1:00 PM

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. As London's East End scrubs up for the coronation, Mr. and Mrs. Peachum gear up for a bumper day in the beggary business. Keeping tight control of the city's underground—and their daughter’s whereabouts. Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.

*This is a broadcast, not a live performance. 

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