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. 

Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing

National Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy

25 July @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on general sale now

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.

Andre Rieu: 2019 Maastricht Concert – ‘Shall We Dance?’

27 July @ 19:00 - 21:15
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Measure For Measure

31 July @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on general sale now

“To whom should I complain?”
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute

4 August @ 17:30 - 21:00
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

Enchantment meets Enlightenment politics in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece. True love conquers all in a colourful fairytale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light. Barbe et Doucet direct Glyndebourne’s first new production of Die Zauberflöte in over a decade.

Wyndham’s Theatre: Fleabag

12 September @ 19:30 - 20:45
£10 : : Tickets on sale to members

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.
Having played to sold-out audiences in New York this hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series returns to London for a limited run of just thirty performances. Tickets sold out in minutes when they were announced in May.

Rigoletto On The Lake

17 September @ 19:30 - 22:00
£12.50 : : Tickets on sale to members

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage.
One of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement Cortigiani, vil razza dannata, Gilda’s dreamy Caro nome and the Duke’s instantly recognisable La donna è mobile.

National Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors

26 September @ 19:00 - 22:00
£10 : : Tickets on general sale now

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.

Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

1 October @ 19:30 - 22:00
£12.50 : , : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power. 

York Theatre Royal: Wise Children

3 October @ 19:00 - 21:30
£12.50 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.  

Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni

8 October @ 18:45 - 22:15
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution!
The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him.

National Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

17 October @ 19:00 - 21:40
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’
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.

Royal Opera House: Don Pasquale

24 October @ 19:30 - 22:00
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

We will be showing Donezetti’s Don Pasquale live from the Royal Opera House on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend […]

Royal Ballet: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

5 November @ 19:15 - 22:15
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.

National Theatre: Hansard

7 November @ 19:00 - 22:30
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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.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: 42nd Street

12 November @ 19:00 - 21:30
£12.50 : , : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

We will be showing 42nd Street  recorded live in 2018 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm. Fresh off the bus from small-town America Peggy is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot […]

National Theatre: Present Laughter

28 November @ 19:00 - 22:30
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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.

Royal Ballet: Coppelia

10 December @ 19:15 - 21:45
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony.
When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

17 December @ 19:15 - 22:25
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

The Royal Ballet’s glorious 2016 performance of The Nutcracker is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.
It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

16 January, 2020 @ 19:15 - 22:25
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

Royal Opera House: La Boheme

29 January, 2020 @ 19:45 - 22:15
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.

Adelphi Theatre: Kinky Boots

4 February, 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:30
£12.50 : , : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

We will be showing Kinky Boots recorded in 2018 at the Adelphi Theatre on Tuesday 4th February at 7pm. Feel-good West End and Broadway award-winning musical inspired by a true story and celebrating a joyous triumph over adversity. With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde), and book […]

Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett – World Premieres

25 February, 2020 @ 19:15 - 21:45
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.
A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

Royal Opera House: Fidelio

17 March, 2020 @ 19:15 - 22:25
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

We will be showing Mozart’s Fidelio live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 17th March at 7.15pm Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) […]

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

1 April, 2020 @ 19:15 - 22:25
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.
While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

Royal Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

21 April, 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:00
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.
In this award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

Royal Ballet: The Dante Project

28 May, 2020 @ 19:15 - 22:25
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.

Royal Opera House: Elektra

18 June, 2020 @ 19:45 - 22:00
£16 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Strauss’ thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.
This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere.