National Theatre Live in HD

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the 2016-17 National Theatre London Live in HD at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC). Call 541-265-ARTS (2787) to purchase tickets, visit the PAC box office at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport (hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excepting holidays, and one hour prior to performance time), or use the links to individual events (in sidebar at right) to buy tickets online. Ticket prices are adults $16, seniors $13, and students $11.

National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of "Phèdre" with Helen Mirren. We've since broadcast more than twenty other productions live from the National Theatre, and on occasion other theatres in the UK and around the world.

NT Live broadcasts have now been experienced by millions of people in more than 1,100 venues around the world, including 550 in the UK alone. Past National Theatre broadcasts have included Danny Boyle’s "Frankenstein" with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, "War Horse," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," and Sam Mendes’ "King Lear" with Simon Russell Beale.

Though each live 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.

"We couldn't have foreseen that the experimental National Theatre Live season would be such a hit with audiences around the world, who are hungry to see our work in their local cinema," says Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre. "We're delighted that we can confidently build on its success with a second season of broadcasts."

National Theatre Live is distributed internationally (outside the U.K.) by New York-based BY Experience.

The events are sponsored locally by the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, as well as local event hosts and OCCA members.

See the trailers, as well as conversations with writers and directors, for upcoming shows here:

Upcoming Events

Events begin at 7 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Ticket price is $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students; buy tickets online using the links below or call the center's box office at 541-265-2787.

NT Live – Obsession

August 4 – Obsession

Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino, played by Jude Law, is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

NT Live – Who's Afraid

September 8 – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s landmark play. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

NT Live – Peter Pan

September 22 – Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at London's National Theatre, JM Barrie’s much-loved tale is a delight for children and adults alike. Sally Cookson directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

NT Live – Salome

September 29 – Salomé

The story of "Salomé" has been told before, but never like this: an occupied desert nation; a radical from the wilderness on hunger strike; a girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.

NT Live – Angels in America Pt I

October 20 – Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches

November 10 – Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s landmark play. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

NT Live – Yerma

December 8 – Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper returns in her award-winning role of a young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Sponsors