Please note: Our Box Office phone system is currently unavailable. Engineers are working to fix the problem and hope to restore the service by 3.30pm. In the meantime, please use the website to buy tickets or check availability, or contact the Box Office by email for general ticket enquiries. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Welcome to National Theatre

  • 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

  • The James Plays

    by Rona Munro

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

    ‘Astonishing. A feast of theatrical might and blistering emotion’
    Daily Telegraph

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

  • Here Lies Love

    a revolutionary musical experience from DAVID BYRNE and FATBOY SLIM

    The Public Theater production

    ‘A life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of pure joy.’

    30 September - 8 January

  • Ballyturk

    by Enda Walsh

    Presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

    ‘Impeccably acted. Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea are in fine comic form’


    Now playing until 11 October

  • 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.

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