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  • Treasure Island

    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    adapted by Bryony Lavery

    ★★★★ 
    'Spectacular. Fun for all the family.’ Time Out

    ★★★★
    ‘An imaginative adaptation, which keeps alive the wit and excitement of the book.’ Guardian

    Best availability from January

  • 3 Winters

    a new play by Tena Štivičić

    ★★★★★
    'Without question the finest new play of the year' Sunday Express

    ★★★★
    'A rare feat. Grabs you by the guts' Independent

    Playing until 3 February

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    a new play by David Hare
    based on the book by Katherine Boo

    ★★★★

    'David Hare’s adaptation of Katherine Boo’s acclaimed study of a Mumbai slum breaks new ground for the National' Observer

    Extra dates added. Best availability from January.

  • JOHN

    a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre

    a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

    ★★★★★
    ‘Explosive. Magnificently performed.’
    Kurier, Vienna

    Now playing. Travelex £15 Tickets available.

  • 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

  • Gift Vouchers

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Featured Content

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

NT Channel

  • The Hour

    In 2012, filmmaker Pinny Grylls ventured backstage to capture actors during the hour before their stage entrance. Watch this behind-the-scenes documentary to discover how actors prepare... More info

  • Modern Interpretations of Greek Chorus

    Discover more about the theatre of Ancient Greece, with this film that examines the role of the chorus, a defining aspect of the plays that emerged there between 500BC and... More info

  • Movement Direction: Creating Character

    Vanessa Ewan leads this movement direction masterclass, guiding an actor playing Nora from A Doll's House using techniques to explore physicality and enhance character transformation.

    ... More info