National Theatre at Home is our way of sharing our work with you while we all have to stay at home during this extraordinary time. We’re exploring new ways we can do this. Currently that means streaming some of our classic National Theatre Live titles on our YouTube channel for free and unlocking our National Theatre Collection for all state school pupils to access for free at home. This is all alongside re-releasing some of our other behind the scenes videos, recorded talks, and podcasts. We’ll keep updating the National Theatre at home webpage when we have more to announce. We’re working on ways we can share and create more art with you, and keep us all connected.
The plays streaming on YouTube will be available on demand for 7 days after they are released.
Each title streamed as a part of National Theatre at Home will be subtitled. We will make the AD pre-show notes available on the Production webpage whenever possible. There will be a separate Audio-descriibed stream for Small Island, The Deep Blue Sea and Amadeus, and links to these versions will be available on the show page close to the event.
YouTube provide a selection of controls in the bottom right of the screen, the first of which is a button with the label 'CC' which stands for Closed Captions, or subtitles. This is illustrated in the screen-shot below:
We are working in collaboration with YouTube to be able to stream this content directly to homes across the world. Most smart TVs have a YouTube app which you can use to watch the plays (find out how) , or you view on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
We’re hoping to announce that more plays will be available in the coming weeks
We would welcome any donation you feel able to give in these unprecedented times. Our closure is having a huge financial impact, so donations will help to ensure that we can continue to share our work with as many people as possible and reopen as strong as ever. Click here to go to our National Theatre at Home page, if you are able to donate.