How to Watch the National Theatre’s Jane Eyre

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: April 2020
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The National Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

See our Complete Guide to the National Theatre’s Free Teaching Resources.

National Theatre at Home continues with their five-star production of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, a collaboration with Bristol Old Vic. Here’s everything you need to watch the show and support home learning with their free teaching resources.

About Jane Eyre.

The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

This innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson.

Please note, this filmed performance was given a BBFC rating of 12A, and it contains some strong language.

For more information on the show, click here.

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National Theatre's Jane Eyre Education Pack

Jane Eyre Teaching Resources.

Education Pack

Download the National Theatre’s official education pack. The resource helps you and your students explore the production at home with information and insights into the show and process.

The pack also supports GCSE and A Level students reviewing the show. The resource gives highlights and suggestions of what to look for in the production. Jane Eyre is an excellent example of form and style, adaptation and performance skills.

Download the Jane Eyre Education Pack.

Educational Videos.

Find out more about how the company adapted Charlotte Brontë’s novel for the stage. The National Theatre has created a series of short films exploring:

Jane Eyre: The devising process.

In this video, Director Sally Cookson and the Jane Eyre Company talk about bringing Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece to life on stage.

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National Theatre At Home.

National Theatre At Home is a way of seeing some of the NT’s famous work from the comfort of our homes, each Thursday from 7pm.

The series kicked off with their hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors. They continued with a range of productions including Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Frankenstein, Barber Shop Chronicles and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Currently available is the Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III. Small Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Blancs, The Deep Blue Sea and Amadeus has also been announced.

Read more about National Theatre At Home.

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How to watch Jane Eyre

The National Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

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Find out more about the National Theatre’s Educational Offering

As well as the National Theatre Collection, the NT offers a wide range of education packs, educational videos and other resources that you can use for free.

See our complete guide on the National Theatre’s Education Offering.

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