National Theatre Live: Life of Pi

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An image of a boy on a raft next to a puppet tiger surrounded by ocean and blue sky

Booking information

Advance booking is recommended. Seating is not reserved.

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948
Screening, Performance

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in this unique stage production.

National Theatre Live

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti

Directed by Max Webster

Certificate 12A

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

Please note that this work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Free car parking available on site.

Card payments only can be taken on the door (subject to availability).


Cope Auditorium has step free access and there is an accessible toilet in the main foyer. The auditorium has wheelchair user spaces in the flat floor seating area and is fitted with an induction (hearing) loop. Wheelchair users may bring a carer with them at no extra cost – please select a wheelchair ticket and a wheelchair carer ticket. A wheelchair carer ticket will not be valid on its own.

For more information about the venue, including photographs, view the access guide for Cope Auditorium on AccessAble.

If you have any access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form or email in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Exchanges and refunds

Tickets for our NT Live screenings are non-refundable unless the screening is postponed or cancelled.

Our NT Live screenings are a collaboration between LU Arts and Flix, student-run cinema. Flix run the screenings on the night on our behalf.

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