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The National Theatre Live program makes it easy to experience the best of British theatre across the UK and the world by viewing plays in your local cinema.

Nesta and Arts Council England supported the National Theatre’s ground-breaking program to bring theatre from the stages of London to a cinema near you.

Buy tickets for the theatre lover in your life or introduce it to theatre newbies with live screenings or encore screenings of award-winning productions like Hamlet, Frankenstein and The Habit of Art. Or book ahead for screenings of The National Theatre's original stage production of War Horse and Coriolanus in the New Year.

Alongside its financial backing for the live screenings, Nesta conducted research on what audiences valued most about the shows and how this compared with traditionally experienced theatre.

The study showed that the National Theatre Live program has allowed the National to expand its audience reach and in the process create a new experience that audiences value over and above what they are used to getting at the theatre. To learn more, read the Beyond Live report.