The National Theatre has a streaming platform – National Theatre At Home!
With on-demand, monthly and annual subscriptions available, NT At Home will be available across loads of platforms for your theatre fix. You can find out more here.
We round up the shows that are currently available – but fret not – more will be added on a monthly basis – providing income for both the venue and artists.
The platform features a blend of both former "NT Live" shows and archived productions never before seen.
National Theatre Live productions
– Amadeus (2016)
Michael Longhurst's production stars Lucian Msamati as tortured composer Salieri and wowed on both occasions that it played the Olivier stage.
– Angels in America (2017)
A whopping double bill, this two-part odyssey courtesy of writer Tony Kushner and adapted by Marianne Elliott is well worth a watch, with a very starry cast.
– Behind the Beautiful Forevers (2014)
Meera Syal leads the cast of this epic piece, based on Katherine Boo's book and exploring Mumbai slum life.
– Coriolanus (2014) with Tom Hiddleston
Josie Rourke's brutal, bloody version of Shakespeare's war-time play starring Tom Hiddleston was a bona fide hit at the Donmar and well worth repeat viewing.
– Medea (2014)
The version of the Greek classic stars Helen McCrory (of Peaky Blinders fame) as a mother who commits the unthinkable.
– Othello (2013)
Sam Mendes' version of the Shakespeare play stars Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear. High-octane, tragic and big-budget stuff.
– Phèdre (2009)
Back where it all began – the first National Theatre Live show featured Helen Mirren, Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga. A major throwback opportunity.
– The Cherry Orchard (2011)
A dose of Chekhov comes courtesy of Zoë Wanamaker and Conleth Hill (who was a solid presence in Game of Thrones).
– Yerma (2017)
One of the most charged, impressive plays to be staged in recent years, Simon Stone's award-winning revival about a woman tortured by the fact she can't have a child featured an unparalleled turn from Billie Piper.
National Theatre Archive productions
These are shows that were never seen in cinemas – or anywhere, for that matter.
– Antigone (2012)
A Doctor Who double-up: Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Ecclestone star in Polly Findlay's modern-day version of the Ancient Greek tale.
– Dara (2015)
Nadia Fall directs the epic drama about dynastic conflict in Mughal India, which wowed when it played in 2015. The piece also featured an early turn from the fantastic Anjana Vasan.
– Dick Whittington (2020)
The National's in-the-round panto had a short-lived but much-loved life, and we're happy to see it live on online!
– I Want My Hat Back (2015)
Arthur Darvill and Joel Horwood (The Ocean at the End of the Lane) collaborated on this new musical back in 2015 where it was a lovely, pleasant hit. You can read our review here.
– Julie (2018)
Vanessa Kirby leads the cast of Polly Stenham's version of Miss Julie, here dropping the "Miss".
– Mosquitoes (2017)
Olivia Colman's latest stage appearance (before she became the one Queen to rule us all) came in Lucy Kirkwood's brilliant drama, which was staged in the Dorfman. One of the hottest tickets of recent memory.
– Three Sisters (2019)
Inua Ellams adapted the most recent offering on the At Home list – a galvanasing take on what is normally a play dedicated to the idea of life's lethargic ways.
All 16 productions on National Theatre at Home are available with captions. Angels in America Parts One and Two will also be available with audio-description to support blind and partially sighted audiences worldwide from later this month.
Seven other National Theatre at Home titles are currently available with audio-description: Othello, Donmar Warehouse's Coriolanus, The Cherry Orchard, Amadeus, Julie, Phèdre and the Young Vic's Yerma.