London National Theatre Live broadcast to cinema screens around the world

NT Live is an exciting new initiative to broadcast live performances of plays onto cinema screens worldwide. The pilot season was launched with Phèdre on 25 June, when the performance was filmed in high definition and broadcasted via satellite to various cinemas around the world.

Forum Cinemas brought this exciting series of broadcasts to theatre lovers in

  • Coca-Cola Plaza (Tallinn)
  • Ekraan (Tartu)
  • Centrum (Viljandi)

Tickets and information

Tickets to London National Theatre Live broadcasts are on sale at Forum Cinemas box-offices and online at

Coca-Cola Plaza (Tallinn)

  • Ticket 15 € 
  • Cinema Club member ticket 13 €
  • Pupils, students, pensioners 10 €*

Coca-Cola Plaza (Tallinn), A.Le Coq Suite

  • Ticket 20 € 

Ekraan (Tartu) and Centrum (Viljandi)

  • Ticket 13 €
  • Cinema Club member ticket 10.50 €
  • Pupils, students, pensioners 8 €*

*Please bring a identifation card to prove you are valid for the discount.

Online reservations must be redeemed at least 20 days before the screening.

*Performances are in English and with English subtitles.


Past events:


Captured live

October 22, 2020 in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, in cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), in a cinema near you.

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre.

Length: 1 h 47 min
Production: London National Theatre
Distributor: London National Theatre
*Presented in english with english subtitles.


Captured live 

November 4, 2020 at 7 PM in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi

Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

Length: 2 h 11 min
Production: London National Theatre
Distributor: London National Theatre
*Presented in english with english subtitles.


Captured live 

December 10, 2020 at 8 PM in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi

‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Length: 3 h 47 min
Production: London National Theatre
Distributor: London National Theatre
*Presented in english with english subtitles.