NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse




Fri 14 Aug 2020 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Temporary Membership:

100 AED Per Person

  • Entrance to a single NT Live screening within one month of purchasing
  • Upgrade to an Annual Membership and only pay the difference during your 1 month Temp. Membership period
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Annual Membership:

700 AED Per Person

  • Priority entry and seating to all NT Live screenings during membership year (a guaranteed minimum of 10 per year)
  • 10% Workshop fee discount (1 workshop)
  • 10% Discount on all Playhouse Paraphernalia (t-shirts and branded souvenirs)
  • Bring a guest to four screenings during your membership year
  • Get notified about NT Live Scheduling and access to bookings ahead of everyone else

What is NT Live?

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.

National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They'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 over 3.5 million 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.

Broadcasts from other theatres include The Audience with Helen Mirren from the West End, Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston from the Donmar Warehouse and A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson from the Young Vic.

How it's done

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.

Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live, without delay, to cinemas throughout the UK as well as many European venues. Other venues view the broadcasts 'as live' according to their time zone, or at a later date.

NT Live at the Courtyard Playhouse Membership Programme

The Courtyard Playhouse is a very proud partner of the National Theatre Live programme. We broadcast a minimum of ten productions per year exclusively for our NT Live Programme Members.

If you would like to gain access to this wonderful programme of screenings, you can purchase an Annual Membership.

To do so, please sign up by clicking the link below. The Annual Membership fee is only 700 AED and comes with a host of benefits: exclusive discounts on Playhouse Paraphernalia and souvenirs, workshop fee discounts, priority entrance and seating, as well as advanced screening registration (up to three months advance). You will also be able to bring a guest to four screenings within your membership year!

If you've never been to an NT Live screening before and would like to see what it's like, we have a Temporary Membership option. For 100 AED you get access to NT Live screenings for a one month period, however, with this option, you can only register for a screening one month in advance. If you wish to upgrade to Annual Membership, you just pay the difference.

If you've completed your payment and are already a member, please click the button below to log into your account and access the NT Live schedule.

On this page you can register for screenings you would like to attend.