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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

    This Christmas give the gift of theatre with National Theatre Gift Vouchers

    Vouchers start from £10

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