State schools and colleges can now access the National Theatre Collection for free.
The partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing means students can watch 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts, including some archival productions never released to the public.
The recordings, which include adaptations of classic novels such as ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ as well as several Shakespearean plays, are accompanied by educational resources “to explore the craft behind the best of British theatre”. Another 30 titles will be added by March.
National Theatre Director of Learning Alice King-Farlow said opening the collection is “an essential part of our commitment to schools nationwide”.
“All young people in the UK should have the opportunity to watch, make and explore theatre as part of a broad and balanced education.”