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  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

    by Caryl Churchill

    Revolution, faith and the battle for the soul of England.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    ★★★★
    ‘Electrifying. Brilliant. Sharply political.’
    Time Out

    Limited run until 22 June.

  • The Beaux' Stratagem

    by George Farquhar

    A wild comedy of love and cash.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    Now playing 

  • New season on sale now

    Booking for the new National Theatre season is now open. 

    Productions include wonder.land, a new musical by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini. Directed by Rufus Norris. 

  • Connections 500


    The National Theatre’s Connections Festival is 21 in 2016. To celebrate, we are going even bigger. We’re looking for 500 youth theatres and schools to stage 12 fantastic plays.

  • Beyond Caring

    by Alexander Zeldin, written through devising with the company 
    Presented by The Yard Theatre

    ★★★★★
    'Unforgettable. Quietly intense.' The Times

    A brutally honest and darkly humorous play, exposing stories of an invisible class.

    Extended until 23 May

  • London Road Live Film Premiere

    Broadcast to cinemas 9 June with live cast and creative Q&A
    In cinemas from 12 June

    Hailed as remarkable and groundbreaking during two sell-out runs at the NT, the film adaptation of London Road reunites the award-winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, directed by Rufus Norris.

Featured Content

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

NT Channel

  • Man + Superman and Don Juan in Hell

    Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma and director Simon Godwin discuss the importance of including the third act of Shaw's Man and Superman.

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  • The Beaux Stratagem Interviews

    Director Simon Godwin and the cast of The Beaux Stratagem discuss staging the carnal comedy of love and money.

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  • Careers at the National Theatre: Deputy Literary Manager

    Gain an insight into the role of Deputy Literary Manager, as Brian Walters talks about developing scripts for the NT repertoire.

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