Theatre On Screen

We have a range of productions from The National Theatre that have been recorded especially for the cinema, and we're delighted to be able to offer these at reduced pricing for school groups.

Please find current options below, along with the dates each production is available for schools to request for private screenings starting before 10:30am Mon-Fri (subject to availability). To make a request for a booking, please complete our booking request form.

Tickets for all these productions are £4.50 per student for a minimum of 45 students (or a flat fee of £198 for smaller groups). We offer one free adult per 10 students, additional adults are £4.50 each.

The Crucible (12A)
by Arthur Miler, directed by Lyndsey Turner

Running Time: TBC but approx. 2 hours 50 minutes including interval
Available: 27 Jan to 20 Apr 2023
Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller's captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power.  As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.  

Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy).

Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Othello (12A)
by William Shakespeare, directed by Clint Dyer

Running time: TBC but approx. 2 hours 50 minutes including one interval
Available: Between 24 Feb to 18 May 2023
Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).

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). 

She's a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He's a refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.  Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.  

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

Life of Pi (cert TBC)
by Yann Martel, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Max Webster

Running timeTBC but approx. 2 hours 30 minutes including interval
Available: Between 30 Mar - 22 Jun 2023
Price: £4.50 per student (min 45 students) or flat £198 for smaller groups. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger.

Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Filmed live in London's West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

This production is pre-recorded

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