National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
Have you always wanted to venture to New York to catch the Metropolitan Opera, but you never had the chance? Now the Met has come to you. Metropolitan Opera Live via Satellite (also known as The Met: Live via Satellite) is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues on the Big Screen
The Live via Satellite Players
Thanks to the Bolshoi’s cooperation with Pathe Live and Bel Air Media, the Company’s ballet productions are now shown in real time at cinemas throughout the world. There has been a huge response to this Bolshoi Ballet on the Big Screen project. Bolshoi productions can now be viewed by audiences in cities and countries across the world. In May 2011, the project was extended to Russia where the CoolConnections Company is now the exclusive distributor of live cinema relays of our ballets.