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  • Here Lies Love

    a revolutionary musical experience from DAVID BYRNE and FATBOY SLIM

    The Public Theater production

    ★★★★★
    ‘Killer beats. Excellent ensemble. As much fun as I've had in a theatre all year.’ Time Out

    Now playing until 8 January

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The James Plays

    by Rona Munro

    a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival

    ★★★★★
    ‘The most-elating things you'll see all year. Thrillingly authoritative.’ Independent

    Now playing until 29 October. Travelex £15 Tickets available.

  • 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

  • Win a VIP night to the National Theatre and a subscription to i


    One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to JOHN, a meal in House, a 12 month subscription to i.
    Plus an overnight stay at one of Radisson Blu Edwardian luxury hotels, Official Hotel Partner to 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.

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  • An interview with David Hare

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

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  • 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