So, What Exactly is the National Theatre Live in HD Series?

At The Paramount Theater, we strive to offer a wide variety of events, with a clear goal in mind:  to not only provide entertainment and education opportunities, but also to make all types of performance art and beyond accessible to the Charlottesville-Albemarle community.

In manifesting our mission at the forefront of our programming, one important piece of every year’s lineup is the National Theatre Live in HD series. Each year, The Paramount broadcasts live performances from London’s West End. Past performances include Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge starring Mark Strong.

With every National Theatre performance, audiences can expect well-known and critically acclaimed productions, award-winning actors, and incredible sets. Though the productions (which are performed in London) are not played in real time, they are expertly filmed so that when they appear on the big screen at The Paramount the show truly comes to life in Charlottesville.

We are thrilled to offer three incredible productions in the National Theatre Live in HD series at The Paramount in the upcoming months, including:


Saturday, February 25 at 7:00PM
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcasting live from the National Theatre with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash.

Tickets to National Theatre Live in HD: Amadeus HERE

Saint Joan

Sunday, April 2 at 7:00PM
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.

Tickets to National Theatre Live in HD: Saint Joan HERE

Hedda Gabler

Sunday, April 23 at 7:00PM

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Tickets to National Theatre Live in HD: Hedda Gabler HERE

Tickets to these broadcasts are $10.50 for students, $12.50 for seniors, and $14.50 for adults. We are always announcing new live broadcasts – sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to stay in the loop on NT Live in HD announces!