National Theatre: On Demand

The Goldsmiths' Company are proud to support On Demand in Primary Schools.


The Goldsmiths' Company Charity is proud to support On Demand in Schools Primary, the second phase of the National Theatre’s digital initiative offering acclaimed curriculum-linked productions free of charge, to schools across the country. Over 6,700 teachers in more than 3,700 schools, from every county in the United Kingdom, are now using the ground-breaking free video streaming service.

Through National Theatre: On Demand in Schools, teachers can access high-definition films of 14 productions. Titles range from classic plays like Othello and Julius Caesar to new versions of well-known stories like Frankenstein and Jane Eyre. With the support of The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, the National Theatre has been able to expand the service to include productions for primary schools, including Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Treasure Island and a 90-minute version of The Winter’s Tale. Each play is supported by curriculum-linked learning resources.

In January 2018 The National Theatre won a Bett Award for Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources.

Find out more about On Demand in Primary Schools here

Image: Romeo and Juliet. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets