National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage

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National Theatre 50 Years

National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 07 December - 21 December 2013

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the National Theatre presents National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, captured live from London to Australian cinemas for a strictly limited time from December 7.

Appearing on stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed by the National Theatre’s current Director Nicholas Hytner, will be award-winning actors Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Helen Mirren, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton, with more to be announced.

Covering iconic productions from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, bringing the history of the National Theatre to a cinema near you.

Dates & Times:
1:00pm, Saturday 7 December
1:00pm, Sunday 8 December
5:00pm, Saturday 21 December – ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Adult $25, Conc. $22, F/T Student & Child16&U $15*
*Transaction fees apply
NB: This is a screening of National Theatre Live, broadcast to you from London



In very exciting news, the cast of the NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE special event has been announced!

Among the stars cast for the celebration are some of the biggest names from stage and screen Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, as well as the acclaimed stars from recent National Theatre Live cinema seasons Simon Russell Beale, Frances de la Tour, Rory Kinnear and Alex Jennings.

Download the full press release here: NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE 50 Years On Stage Announcement


The Age’s theatre critic Peter Craven gives NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE a 4 STAR review.

“Enthralling glimpse into dazzling legacy of British thespians.”

“It’s sumptuous, captivating stuff.”

“It should enthral anyone with a passion for theatre.”


“The National Theatre strikes me as one of the very few institutions of British public life in which it is possible to take unqualified pride. How lucky we are. “ Read the full review here:


Philippa Hawker’s feature interview with NT Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner. Read the full interview here:



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Ticket Prices

Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child 16&U $15

Transaction fees apply

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