A brand new streaming service from National Theatre has launched today.
National Theatre At Home shares its names with the weekly series of streams provided for free over the summer. When that series came to an end, a return in some form was teased and now we know it is this new subscription method.
You can sign up for a monthly or annual subscription package or choose to watch on-demand. The cost to subscribe monthly is £8.32 while annually is £83.32. The service will feature a whole host of titles from the National Theatre's extensive vaults - some of which have never been distributed.
Lisa Burger, executive director and joint chief executive of the National Theatre, said: "We were overjoyed to have had 15 million views for National Theatre at Home earlier this year and to discover we had reached so many audiences new to theatre both in the UK and worldwide. At a time when many people were isolated at home, it was uplifting to see audiences recreate the shared experience of visiting the theatre. From homemade tickets to interval drinks, NT at Home was a way of making people feel more connected. And so, since the last stream finished in July, we have been determined to find a way to give our audiences access to these stunning filmed productions online once again. With the agreement from artists, we are now able to showcase an extraordinary range of fantastic NT Live productions and, for the first time, some treasured plays from our NT Archive. This is a really exciting day for the National Theatre as we launch a major, online streaming destination for our filmed theatre productions which we hope will continue to provide audiences with the power and joy of theatre for as long as it is needed. We want National Theatre at Home to once again bring people together from all over the world after what has been a very tough 2020 for so many."
The titles launching today are: – Amadeus (2016) with Lucian Msamati – Coriolanus (2014) with Tom Hiddleston – Medea (2014) with Helen McCrory – Othello (2013) with Adrian Lester – Phèdre (2009) with Helen Mirren – The Cherry Orchard (2011) with Zoë Wanamaker – Yerma (2017) with Billie Piper – Dara (2015) with Zubin Varla – I Want My Hat Back (2015) with music by Arthur Darvill – Mosquitoes (2017) with Olivia Colman – Three Sisters (2019) adapted by Inua Ellams with Sarah Niles
More titles will be released regularly. With titles such as Follies and War Horse, expect some massive shows to dtop exclusively through this service.
For more details and to subscribe, visit https://www.ntathome.com/