National Theatre Live Productions
National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They have since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK. Broadcasts have been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world. Production screening dates are added frequently. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.