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  • JOHN

    a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre

    a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

    ‘Explosive. Magnificently performed.’
    Kurier, Vienna

    Playing from 30 October. Travelex £15 Tickets available.

  • New season on sale now

    Booking has just opened for the January - April season, Nicholas Hytner’s last as Director of the National.

    Productions include Man and Superman, Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem and Dara.

  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

    Richard Bean's anarchic satire about the press, the police, and the political establishment.

    ‘Laughter-making on an industrial scale.’ Independent

    The NT's smash-hit production now playing in the West End

  • Romeo and Juliet

    by William Shakespeare
    in a version by Ben Power

    29 October – 14 November 2014

    Set against a vibrant urban backdrop, bursting full of excitement, colour, dancing and live song, a company of eight recreate the most famous love story of all time.

    Suitable for families with children aged 8-12 years old.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    London's smash hit is now also a triumph on Broadway

     'Dazzling. One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway.' New York Times

    Playing at the Gielgud Theatre in London and the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway

  • Clore Learning Centre


    Get hands-on with all aspects of theatre-making in our new Clore Learning Centre, with artists and experts from the National Theatre


Featured Content

Discover more about the art of making theatre by exploring our video collection on theatre practices and practitioners.

NT Channel

  • A contemporary Medea

    Helen McCrory, writer Ben Power and director Carrie Cracknell talk about Euripides' Medea as a contemporary story and how it is still a relevant play for today.

    More info

  • An interview with David Hare

    David Hare offers advice to young writers and an insight into his writing career.

    More info

  • An Introduction to Verbatim Theatre

    Verbatim theatre is a type of theatre-making where the text is generated from interviews with 'real life' people. There are various methods of using and practicing this form of theatre, explored... More info