Riverside Theatres Cinema On Demand
National Theatre Live
By William Shakespeare
Captured live on stage at Chichester Festival Theatre in London’s West End, don’t miss your opportunity to see this 5-star, sold out production starring Sir Ian McKellan on Riverside’s Big Screen for a limited time.
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.
Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
E – Exempt from Classification
This title is available for Cinema On Demand for schools until 30 September 2022. Click here for more information.
*1 Teacher free per 20 Students booked.
Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19. Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.
Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.
It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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SUITABLE FOR YEARS 10 – 12
According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:
- It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
- The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.
*1 Teacher free per 20 Students booked.
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HOW TO BOOK CINEMA ON DEMAND
STEP 1 Nominate date options for your screening. Dates must be within the available date range for the specific film you choose.
STEP 2 Download, fill out and send back the Cinema on Demand Schools Booking Form
STEP 3 Riverside Theatres Education Bookings Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your screening.
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.” – Independent
★★★★★ “Intensely moving.” – The Stage
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” – Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Smart, lucid, superbly detailed.” – Guardian
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen’s detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph.” – Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Nuanced and powerful.” – The Times