National Theatre At Home: Watch Top-Notch Shows Online For Free

Laura Reynolds
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Last Updated 26 March 2020

National Theatre At Home: Watch Top-Notch Shows Online For Free
Watch James Corden in One Man Two Guvnors. Photo: Johan Persson

National Theatre has launched a new way for audiences to access its productions online while it is closed.

National Theatre At Home offers content including NT Live productions available to watch for free on YouTube, and resources from the National Theatre Collection being made available online to schools and universities.

A selection of NT Live productions, recordings of stage shows which have previously be screened in cinemas, will be made available on the National Theatre's YouTube channel from next Thursday (2 April). Productions are shown every Thursday at 7pm, and then available for seven days.

Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night. Photo: Marc Brenner

The programme so far:

  • 2 April: Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors, starring James Corden.
  • 9 April: Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
  • 16 April: Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island
  • 23 April: Twelfth Night, starring Tamsin Greig

Further productions will be announced in due course — we're optimistically crossing our fingers for Fleabag — along with screenings of pre-recorded Q&A sessions with writers and performers.

Live performances at the National Theatre won't resume until July at the earliest, and although the screenings are free, there is the option to offer financial support via a donations section on the National Theatre At Home website.

Keep up to date on all the latest London coronavirus news here.