Why are there are a limited number of tickets?
We need to limit the number of people who can watch the live stream to ensure everyone receives a high-quality stream and we can offer help and tech support to anyone who needs it. The platform we use to host the stream has a maximum number of people it can comfortably host at one time. This limit ensures everyone watching has a smooth and stable viewing experience.
We also want to give a high quality and personal service to everyone who is joining us. We have a small team of people working virtually who manage all the bookings and are on hand to offer support to all our viewers, helping everyone set up as well as dealing with any technical issues.
How do I access the stream?
To watch the live stream, go to your ‘Recordings & Live Streams’ section in the My Account section of the website here.
You will need to be logged in with the same account you purchased the ticket with.
What is the running time?
The running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with a pause between the performance and post-show talkback.
How many tickets do I need to book?
You need to book one ticket per screen, even if you are watching with multiple people on the same screen.
If you want to access the stream from multiple devices or from multiple households, you need to purchase a ticket for each device. You will not be able to share your link to the performance with others.
Can I watch if I don’t live in the UK?
Absolutely! We want as many people to enjoy our production as possible, but make sure you check the time the stream will be available from/to in your time zone.
What time zone is the performance time in?
The performance times are always given in local time, currently British Summer Time (BST). Make sure you’ve checked what time the stream will be available from/to in your time zone if watching from outside of the UK here.
Will the live stream be captioned?
Will the live stream be audio described?
A separate audio described version of the live stream is available to book here. The audio description will be in English.
On which devices will I be able to watch?
You will be able to watch on any device, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet with a stable internet connection.
Can I watch the performance on my phone?
Yes, you will be able to watch on a smartphone with a stable internet connection.
Can I share the performance to a TV?
Yes, there are multiple ways you can achieve this depending on what devices you are using. Popular methods for doing this include:
More details about sharing the stream to your TV can be found in our troubleshooting guide .
Can I buy a ticket for someone else to watch?
If you wish to purchase a ticket for a household other than your own, you will need to call the Box Office so we can arrange the stream to be added to their account.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are £10, £20 or £30 for all versions of the live stream.
Why are there different ticket prices?
Each ticketholder will have access to the same view. We ask that audiences consider paying close to what they would normally spend on a theatre ticket.
I've booked for the live stream but haven't received an email confirmation, what should I do?
Will a recording of the production be made available to schools in the future?
Unfortunately we will not be able to make a recording of and breathe... available to schools. We are instead currently able to offer free access to recordings of our productions of Albion and The Duchess of Malfi here.
Can I book tickets for a school or other group?
What protocols were in place to keep the cast and other staff working safe?
We adhered to all the Government’s rehearsal and performance guidelines to make the theatre COVID-19 safe and ensure the wellbeing of everyone working. This included (but is not limited to):