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  • 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.

  • 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.

    Now playing.

  • The Hard Problem

    a new play by Tom Stoppard

    Limited availability. £15 Day tickets available.
    Further performances on sale 12 February.


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 3 Winters

    a new play by Tena Štivičić

    ★★★★★
    'The finest new play of the year' Sunday Express

    Last chance to see. Ends 3 February.

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NT Channel

  • 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.

    More info

  • 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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