National Theatre Live Encore! Film Series : National Theatre Live

The Audience

2013, Stephen Daldry, UK, 180 min. With Helen Mirren.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 27th 2:15pm

"Hugely enjoyable … Helen Mirren makes THE AUDIENCE a royal night out." — Paul Taylor, The Independent

"Seductive and delicious … peppered with humor, pathos and satire." — Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile


For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II (Mirren in an award-winning performance) has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, and right up to present day, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Written by Peter Morgan (THE QUEEN) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (BILLY ELLIOTT, THE HOURS). (Description courtesy of NT Live)

Please note that our normal matinee discount prices will not apply at 2:00 pm matinees of these special screenings.