Visit the UK’s best theatres, (and the BBC) from your local cinema around the world:
Many of the UK’s best theatres (including the National Theatre, The Globe, and the Royal Shakespeare Company now broadcast live (and recorded or encore) performances around the world, in a similar way to ‘Live at the Met’ for opera.
The network of cinemas taking these broadcasts is still growing. The National Theatre (NT-Live) probably has the best established network, but The Globe and the RSC networks are rapidly growing.
You can check whether you can get their broadcasts at a cinema near you at the following:
NT Live (The National Theatre) Cinema Network
The Globe Cinema Network
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Cinema Network
In addition, you can stream UK Shakespeare and other theatre shows direct to your PC or your Internet-enabled TV from two main players:
The Globe Player lets you view around 17 productions from The Globe currently: comedies; tragedies; and histories. There’s a charge of around £4 / $6 to view a show, or you can pay around twice that amount (£8 / $12) to own a copy of the show, or give a copy to a friend.
As well as the standard productions by the Globe, there are also around 29 productions from The Globe on Globe’s 2012 Festival in European languages; Middle Eastern Languages; Far Eastern Languages; and varieties of Spanish.
DigitalTheatre.com stream theatre shows to your PC or Internet-connected TV from UK Theatres including the Globe (and dance and opera), so you can enjoy Shakespeare and other playwrights in the comfort of your own home at a time and date of your choosing.
We also plan to track the BBC – particularly their Shakespeare productions (e.g. The Hollow Crown). These tend to be taken up by local TV broadcasters and are then broadcast in their local region.
But now the important bit – What shows can you see? The following table shows the shows from the three main theatres for 2015:
|02/26/2015||The Globe||Oncreen (from the new Sam Wannamaker theatre)||The Duchess of Malfi (with Gemma Arterton)||Broadcast||Global Cineams|
|03/04/2015||RSC||Onscreen||Much Ado About Nothing||Broadcast||Global Cinemas|
|03/26/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||Titus Andronicus||Broadcast||Global Cinemas|
|03/28/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||Macbeth||Broadcast||Canadian Cinemas|
|04/9/2015||The Globe||Onsreen||Titus Andronicus||Encore||Global Cinemas|
|04/11/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Broadcast||Canadian Cinemas|
|04/16/2015||National Theatre||Theatre||The Hard Problem||Live||National Theatre|
|04/30/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||Julius Caesar||Broadcast||Global Cinemas
|05/14/2015||National Theatre||Theatre||Man and Superman||Live||National Theatre|
|06/04/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||Anthony and Cleopatra||Broadcast||Global Cinema|
|06/18/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||Anthony and Cleopatra||Encore||Global Cinemas|
|06/25/2015||The Globe||Onscreen||The Comedy of Errors||Broadcast||Global Cinemas|
|09/02/2015||RSC||Onscreen||Henry Vth||Broadcast||Global Cinemas|
Note that the dates shown are mostly the first date that the shows will be on . For the actual dates of broadcast you need to check with your local cinema.
This development, gives audiences around the world the opportunity to see world-class shows (and not only Shakespeare) from the prime theatres of the UK. We thoroughly recommend you puts some dates in your diary and go and try them out.
We plan to keep this diary up-to-date, so come back to see more, and don’t forget to book shows as soon as they become available in your area. Here in the UK, one needs to book within a few days of a show date being announced!!!