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  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    By August Wilson

    'A marvellous revival. Exemplary and revelatory.'
    Daily Telegraph 

    ‘A masterpiece. Breathtaking.’
    Sunday Times



  • Waste

    by Harley Granville Barker.

    'Remarkable. Charles Edwards is superb.'

    'A luminous revival. Compulsory viewing.'

  • As You Like It

    by William Shakespeare

    ‘Magical. Flock to this enchanted Arden’

    ‘Revolutionary. Fresh, funny and invigorating’
    Mail on Sunday

  • wonder.land

    A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, created by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris.

    Now playing.


  • Moving Stories

    a fundraising performance for the United Nations Refugee Agency

    Sunday 14 February, 3pm 

  • Cleansed

    by Sarah Kane

    From 16 February

Featured Content

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

NT Channel

  • Waste: a political tragedy

    Charles Edwards, Olivia Williams, Roger Michell and Michael Elwyn discuss the history and context of Waste.

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  • The Guardian Debates - As You Like It: London's Housing Crisis

    Sky-high prices and short supply: has living in the city become unattainable?

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  • Careers at the National Theatre: Casting Associate

    Find out how Charlotte Bevan came to work in casting and what skills are needed to succeed in her role.

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