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  • National Theatre 2015 and beyond

    New Chief Executive Designate Tessa Ross and Director Designate Rufus Norris announce plans for their opening year at the National Theatre.


  • Dara

    1659, Mughal India.

    A family at war.
    An empire in the balance.

    Adapted by Tanya Ronder from Shahid Nadeem's play originally performed by Ajoka Theatre, Pakistan.

    Special Preview prices available until 26 January.

  • Treasure Island

    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    adapted by Bryony Lavery

    'Spectacular. Daring. Fun for all the family.' Time Out

    Good seats available at the National this month.

    NT Live encore screenings in cinemas during half term.

  • 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 mid-February.

  • The Hard Problem

    a new play by Tom Stoppard

    Playing from 21 January 2015

    Limited availability. £15 Day tickets available.

    National Theatre Live
    Broadcast to cinemas from 16 April at 7pm.

  • wonder.land

    A brand new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini.

    Playing at the National from November. 

    Playing at Manchester International Festival 29 June to 12 July.

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  • National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools

    From September 2015, classrooms across the UK will be able to stream the National Theatre’s smash-hit productions of Hamlet, Othello and Frankenstein for education purposes, supported by comprehensive learning resources produced by teachers and leading artists.

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  • 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

  • Rufus Norris & Meera Syal on Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    Director Rufus Norris and actor Meera Syal discuss Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

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