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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’

    ‘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.


  • Waste

    by Harley Granville Barker.

    'Remarkable. Charles Edwards is superb.'

    'A luminous revival. Compulsory viewing.'

  • Husbands & Sons

    by D H Lawrence, adapted by Ben Power

    ‘Perfect. Anne-Marie Duff is superb’
    The Times

    Ends 10 Feb - some good seats still available.



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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