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:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our will be able to assist you.



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.