National Theatre Live with Third Rail Rep

For three years, Third Rail Rep has been hosting the screenings from the National Theatre Live program. We invite you to join us for some spectacular upcoming plays in the New Year.

What is National Theatre Live?

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas around the world.

How do they do it?

Though each live 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.

Where do Third Rail NT Live screenings take place?

All NT Live screenings are at the World Trade Center in Portland at 121 SW Salmon Street Portland 97204

How do I get tickets for Third Rail NT Live productions?

Call our box office at 503-235-1101
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Buy a 6-ticket NT Live punch card by calling 503-235-1101

What NT Live screenings are coming next to Portland through Third Rail?


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

January 3-4 & February 8, 2015
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.


Skylight by David Hare

January 11 & 17, 2015
Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience) and broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.


JOHN with DV8 Physical Theatre

January 18 & 31

NOTE: JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity; suitable for 18yrs+

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre brings their powerful new production to the National Theatre. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

March 14 & 15, 2015
Suitable for 10 years +
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.