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  • Just announced: plans for 2016 and beyond

    Rufus Norris this week announced a host of productions for the rest of 2016 and beyond.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    By August Wilson

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

    ★★★★
    ‘A masterpiece. Breathtaking.’
    Sunday Times

     

     

  • As You Like It

    by William Shakespeare

    ★★★
    ‘Magical. Flock to this enchanted Arden’
    Observer 

    ★★★★
    ‘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.

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  • Waste

    by Harley Granville Barker.

    ★★★
    'Remarkable. Charles Edwards is superb.'
    Guardian

    ★★★
    'A luminous revival. Compulsory viewing.'
    Independent 

  • Moving Stories

    a fundraising performance for the United Nations Refugee Agency

    Sunday 14 February, 3pm 

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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