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Sidney E Frank Foundation

Sidney E Frank Foundation

The Sidney E Frank Foundation has funded a number of the National Theatre’s key digital innovations which have helped us to build meaningful relationships with our audiences, many of whom have a purely digital relationship with our theatre. These include National Theatre Live, which has now been seen by over 3.5 million people and has built a loyal following in cinemas across the globe; development of digital content and interactive applications across a range of platforms; broadcast projects, such as long form documentaries and the projects around our 50th anniversary; and digitising key assets in our Archive. This work has led to a rapidly growing audience of repeat users who engage with the NT through their local cinema, through television and online through iTunes, YouTube and our website, often without ever visiting the Theatre itself.  

The Sidney E Frank Foundation is currently a major supporter of the new National Theatre schools streaming service, On Demand.

Since September 2015, classrooms across the UK have been able to stream the National Theatre’s smash-hit productions of Hamlet, Othello and Frankenstein direct to the classroom for free. Each play is curriculum-linked and is supported by comprehensive learning resources produced by teachers and leading artists.

Find out more about On Demand