The National Theatre building will be closed until 11am on the morning of 28 August to allow for essential fire alarm testing. Online booking is available as usual and Day Tickets can be purchased in-person from 9.30am. Telephone booking will be open from 11am.

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  • A Small Family Business

    by Alan Ayckbourn

    ★★★★ 
    'Classic Ayckbourn. Delivers laughs and chills with great panache' Daily Telegraph

    Very last chance to see!

    Final three performances 26 – 27 August

  • 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

    Playing from 10 September

  • Here Lies Love

    a revolutionary musical experience from DAVID BYRNE and FATBOY SLIM

    The Public Theater production

    30 September - 8 January

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

  • Ballyturk

    by Enda Walsh

    Presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

    Playing from 11 September - 11 October

    ★★★★ ‘A richly theatrical experience’ Guardian

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