National Theatre Live

Love Theatre? Love Wivenhoe House as the Lakeside Theatre at the University of Essex, just five minutes’ walk away, will be showing live National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions from November.

Some of the best productions from the best theatre venues in the country will be projected live into the theatre, starting at 7.00 pm, giving you enough time to enjoy dinner in the brasserie before a short walk to your comfy seat.

Next performance: The Threepenny Opera

Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark twentieth-century musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic musical theatre piece is adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Rufus Norris (EverymanLondon Road).

As London’s East End scrubs up for the coronation, Mr and Mrs Peachum gear up for a bumper day in the beggary business. Keeping tight control of the city’s underground – and their daughter’s whereabouts.

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (HamletOthelloJames Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like ItMy Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The WindsorsDrop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.

Encore Screenings are recordings of recent performances.

Please note that the screening begins at 7.00pm, but the performance itself begins at 7.30pm.

 

How to book tickets

 

How to book a table in the brasserie

WHERE WE ARE

find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.


By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.