The National Theatre Collection is a new digital service, that draws on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts alongside high-quality archive recordings never previously seen outside of the NT's Archive. NT Live broadcasts include National Theatre productions, as well as productions from the Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse and Bridge Theatre. The National Theatre Collection will make the best of British theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector.
The National Theatre Collection is available through Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online and as a stand-alone resource from renowned EdTech leader ProQuest. ProQuest will also integrate the collection in its popular Theatre and Drama Premium. It will transform the current landscape of theatre studies and digital learning by connecting students, researchers and teachers across the globe to world-class productions, archive materials and learning resources.
The National Theatre Collection launches with 19 titles and will grow to 30 titles by March 2020. It features a wide range of works regularly studied at secondary / high school and degree level.
The National Theatre Collection is available via two models: a one-time payment for the full collection, or via an annual subscription.
UK state-funded schools will be able to access the productions for free through the National Theatre Schools Collection, on Bloomsbury's Drama Online, from January 2020. Until the National Theatre Schools Collection launches in January 2020, UK state-funded schools can access a selection of recordings and resources for free through National Theatre: On Demand In Schools - find out more here.