National Theatre at Home, the theatre streaming platform where global audiences can enjoy the best of British theatre, celebrates its third birthday this Friday 1 December.
National Theatre at Home launched in 2020 after the National Theatre hosted weekly free streams of archive productions during the summer lockdown when theatres around the world were closed, garnering over 15million views in 173 countries.
In the three years since its launch, National Theatre at Home has grown to be able to share the creative brilliance of British theatre to audiences worldwide, with over a million hours of world-class theatre watched on the platform.
Over 70 plays have been released onto National Theatre at Home to subscribers from 170+ countries since its inception in 2020. Truly a global offering, more than half of subscribers are from outside the UK, with many fans based in the USA, Australia, Germany, and India.
Famous faces are plentiful on National Theatre at Home, with popular plays including Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches with Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, All About Eve with Lily James and Gillian Anderson, and Mosquitoes with Olivia Colman.
To celebrate National Theatre at Home’s third birthday, the critically acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible with Erin Doherty and Brendan Cowell is joining the platform on 1 December. Directed by National Theatre Associate Director Lyndsey Turner with a set designed by Es Devlin, this contemporary new staging was captured live from the Olivier Stage in 2022, where it played to packed houses.
All titles on National Theatre at Home are available with captions, and over 70% of titles are available with Audio Description.
In a message to NTAH, actor Michael Sheen who features in Under Milk Wood available on the platform, said:
“A very happy third birthday to NT at Home. With all the chaos of home life, getting to the theatre can be tricky so it is a fantastic service that you offer and long may you reign!”
Emma Keith, Managing Director, Digital, National Theatre, said:
“In a whirlwind three years, National Theatre at Home has become a sector-leader, transcending geographical boundaries to bring the magic of British theatre to audiences worldwide. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, it emerged as a shining example of resilience, innovating to better serve our audiences and our artists, and proving that the magic of the stage knows no bounds.”
National Theatre at Home is available at ntathome.com, with single titles to rent from £5.99 – £7.99, a monthly subscription for £9.99 or an annual subscription for £99.99. Gift membership is also available as a one/two/three month or one-year subscription.