Theatre & Dance On Screen


We have a range of productions from the nationally acclaimed theatre and dance companies such as The National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company that have been recorded especially for the cinema.

Please find current options below, along with the dates each production is available for schools to request for private screenings starting at or before 10:00am Mon-Fri (subject to availability). To make a request for a booking, please complete our booking request form.


    Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas (12A)
    Director: Fane Productions. 110 mins. 
    Starring: Margaret Atwood  
    
    Suitability: KS4, 5 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 18 Sep - 10 Dec 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio)
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Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor Margaret Atwood to mark the release of The Testaments, Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. The event will be broadcast live via satellite from the National     Theatre in London. Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.​





    National Theatre - The Lehman Trilogy (12A)
    Director:  Sam Mendes . Approx 225 mins (TBC).

    ​Suitability: KS3, 4, 5 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 8 Aug - 17 Oct 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio)
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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


    National Theatre - One Man Two Guvnors (12A)
    Writer:  Richard Bean . Approx 210 mins (TBC)

    Suitability: KS3, 4, 5 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 26 Sep - 19 Dec 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. 
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

      National Theatre: Fleabag (15)
      Director: Vicky Jones. Approx 100 mins (TBC)

    Suitability: KS 3,4, 5 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 26 Sep - 5 Dec 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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See the award-winning one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. 
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (TV's FleabagKilling Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

      National Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)
    Director: Nicholas Hytner. Approx 180 (TBC)

    Suitability: KS3, 4, 5 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 31 Oct - 9 Jan 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. 
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. 


      National Theatre: Hansard (15)
    Director: Simon Godwin Approx 180 mins

    Suitability: KS4, AS/A2 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 21 Nov - 30 Jan 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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Hansard; noun - The official report of all parliamentary debates.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.



    National Theatre: Present Laughter (12A)
    Director: Matthew Warchus Approx 180 mins

    Suitability: KS4, AS/A2 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 12 Dec - 20 Feb 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


    RSC: Timon of Athens (TBC)
    Approx 210 mins

    Suitability: KS4, AS/A2 | Subjects: English, Drama, Theatre | Available: 21 Nov - 21 Dec 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a “searing central performance” (Guardian) from award winning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.


National Theatre: Small Island (15)
National Theatre. Approx. 170 mins.
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy, Adapted and directed for the stage by Helen Edmundson.

Suitability: KS4, AS/A2 | Subjects: English, Theatre, Drama | Available:  27 Jun - 31 Oct 2019
Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation, filmed live on stage at the National Theatre. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


    Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: The Legend Returns (PG)
    Director: Matthew Bourne. 127mins 


    Suitability: KS3, 4, 5 | Subjects: Dance, Drama, Theatre | Available: 1 Oct - 31 Dec 2019
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Now Bourne’s bold, beautiful production is re-imagined for the twenty-first century. Retaining Lez Brotherson’s award-winning designs and danced to Tchaikovsky’s spellbinding score, this stunning productuon was filmed at Sadler’s Wells especially for broadcast to cinemas.


    Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet (PG)
    Director: Matthew Bourne. 127mins 

    Suitability: KS3, 4, 5 | Subjects: Dance, Drama, Theatre | Available: 1 January 2020 - 26 July 2020
    Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.