National Theatre Live

Love Theatre? Love Wivenhoe House as the Lakeside Theatre, 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 7.30 pm, giving you enough time to enjoy dinner in the brasserie before a short walk to your comfy seat.

You can enjoy these shows for just £13 or £10 a ticket for students/concessions.

The first screenings feature the most acclaimed playwrights in modern history: Terence Rattigan, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, George Bernard Shaw and Henrik Ibsen. The series launches on 3 November with NT Encore’s The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan, starring Helen McRory, followed on 1 December with The Threepenny Opera by Bertold Brecht, starring Rory Kinnear.

Tickets can be booked via and tables in the brasserie, which opens its evening service at 5.30 pm, can be reserved on 01206 863666.

The theatre season will begin again early in 2017 with RSC Live’s  The Tempest, starring Simon Russell Beale on 11 January, swiftly followed on 12 January with NT Encore’s No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.

Lusian Msamati stars in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus in NT Live’s performance on 2 February and on 16 February NT Live offers you Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw, starting Gemma Arterton. On March 9 Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler comes to the screen, starring Ruth Wilson.

More dates will follow.


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 team 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.