Live Broadcasts

We have an ongoing programme of live broadcasts from the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House and other venues throughout the season. Please note that live events are received via satellite and susceptible to certain technical issues and atmospheric conditions beyond our control. These are quite rare and we do our best to minimise their impact on the performance.

Tickets for live broadcasts usually go on sale six weeks before broadcast for members and five weeks for non-members. 

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Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale

28 February @ 19:15 - 22:15
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Royal Opera House: Carmen

6 March @ 18:45 - 22:10
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.
For Carmen he has devised a far from traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

National Theatre: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

13 March @ 19:00 - 22:00
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Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is a searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival.
The cast includes Sienna Miller (High-Rise, American Sniper), Jack O’Connell (Money Monster, Skins) and Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Star Trek), and is directed by Benedict Andrews, known for his smash hit A Streetcar Named Desire which was broadcast through NT Live in 2014.
Produced by the Young Vic following the success of Yerma, this performance was captured live during the show’s limited twelve week run at the Apollo Theatre in the West End

Vaudeville Theatre: Lady Windermere’s Fan

20 March @ 19:15 - 22:00
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‘You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it.’
The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party?

Bridge Theatre: Julius Caesar

22 March @ 19:00 - 22:00
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Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production stars David Calder as Caesar and David Morrison as Mark Antony.

Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary

27 March @ 19:15 - 22:15
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The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all Bernstein programme from associate choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Featuring the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety and two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein.

Bristol Old Vic: Messiah

28 March @ 19:00 - 21:30
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.
Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists.

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

4 April @ 19:15 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale to members

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.
Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria La luce langue.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

11 April @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

‘Something wicked this way comes’
Macbeth and Banquo, generals in the service of King Duncan of Scotland, are returning victorious from battle when they are hailed by three witches who predict that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland, whereas Banquo’s descendants will be kings. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, Macbeth sets out on the path to murder.

Royal Ballet: Manon

3 May @ 19:15 - 21:50
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Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

National Theatre: Macbeth

10 May @ 19:00 - 22:30
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The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

New Adventures: Cinderella

22 May @ 19:00 - 22:00
£12.50 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

Vaudeville Theatre: An Ideal Husband

5 June @ 19:15 - 22:00
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

We will be showing Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband live from the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 5th June at 7.15pm
More details of the production will be announced nearer the time.

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

12 June @ 19:15 - 22:15
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Berliner Philharmoniker: Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert

20 June @ 18:30 - 20:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, “I felt that I was finding my voice on that day.”
This special broadcast will include exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet

18 July @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.
The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Merry Wives Of Windsor

12 September @ 19:00 - 22:30
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Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

Opera Australia: La Boheme

13 September @ 19:00 - 21:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

Vaudeville Theatre: Importance of Being Earnest

9 October @ 19:15 - 22:00
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

We will be showing Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest live from the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 9th October at 7.15pm
Details of this production will be announced nearer the time.