Since the inaugural broadcast of Phedre starring Helen Mirren and Dominic Cooper to cinemas worldwide, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood is proud to be Berkeley’s home for the best in British theatre.  From sold-out shows to iconic stage performances, National Theatre Live makes world-class theatre accessible.  It’s the next best thing to being there.

National Theatre Live

Dear England

Thursday, March 7 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

160 mins

Theater, Drama

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land…MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

Vanya

Thursday, March 21 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

100 mins

Theater, Drama

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions…MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

King Lear

Thursday, April 11 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

227 mins

Theater

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’…MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

The Motive and the Cue

Thursday, April 18 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

160 mins

Theater

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel…MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

Hamlet

Thursday, May 2 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

217 mins

Theater, Drama

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament…MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

Nye

Thursday, June 6 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

160 mins

Theater

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey…MORE INFO