Productions will include new adaptations from theatre companies across England
The BBC is set to air a two-hour live theatrical broadcast Live from Television Centre, the first since its former HQ was decommissioned in 2013.
BBC Four will show four performances including Richard Dedomenici's The Redux Project on Sunday 15 November. Dedomenici's piece will be a detailed recreation of 43 years at the Television Centre.
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While the pieces are written especially for TV, Islington Community Theatre will provide a fifth performance exclusively for iPlayer.
Its Artistic Director Ned Glasier told the RTS that performing live on the VOD player will lead to recognition from a far wider audience.
"There's a lot of outstanding theatre being made from non-professional actors which means it's really exciting and refreshing that we're able to give such exposure to that kind of work."
The BBC has collaborated with Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Council England and independent theatre-makers to create the five performances.
BBC Four's Channel Editor Cassian Harrison said: "It’s going to be surprising, moving and a lot of fun, as BBC Four opens up the airwaves to a range of voices in our society, and new approaches to making performance, that haven’t had the benefit of a primetime TV showcase ever before.”
Live from Television Centre will be broadcast at 9pm.