September 17, 2019
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute will air a selection of HD broadcast performances from London’s National Theatre on Saturdays at 1:00 pm in the Clark auditorium, starting in October.
On October 5, see an encore presentation of the Tony Award–winning production The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) as Queen Elizabeth II. For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve prime ministers in a private weekly meeting known as “The Audience.” From the old warrior Winston Churchill to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally to David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters, public and personal. Through these private audiences are revealed glimpses of the woman behind the crown and the moments that shaped a monarch.
Other National Theatre broadcasts include:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – October 19
Hansard – January 4
Present Laughter – January 25
All About Eve – February 8
For ten years, the National Theatre Live program has brought the best of British theatre to cinema screens around the world. Using state-of-the-art filming techniques and camera direction tailored to each play, National Theatre Live captures every moment of the stage production. Multiple cameras and seamless editing reveal nuances of actors’ performances through close-ups and the full scope of action through sweeping wide shots of the stage. Recorded live, the broadcasts at the Clark are shown on an encore basis to accommodate weekend scheduling.

Tickets are $18 ($16 Clark members) and can be purchased at or by phoning 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are nonrefundable. 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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