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  • Man and Superman

    by Bernard Shaw

    ★★★★★
    ‘Out of this world. Ralph Fiennes flies high as Bernard Shaw’s Superman.’ Metro

    Man and Superman is sold out except for Day Tickets and possible returns.

    Broadcast live to cinemas on 14 May at 7pm Find your nearest venue

  • The Red Lion

    a new play by Patrick Marber

    Passion. Loyalty. Salvation.

    Patrick Marber returns to premiere a fifth play at the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer’s Choice and Closer.

    Tickets now on sale

  • 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.

    ★★★★
    ‘Beautifully acted. Visually sumptuous.’
    Time Out

    Now playing

  • 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.

  • 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 end of February.

  • Win one of six money-can’t-buy experiences


    To celebrate the National Theatre's six new, independent places to eat, drink & shop, we have teamed up with our amazing suppliers to offer six money-can't-buy prizes.

Featured Content

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

NT Channel

  • Women in Greek Theatre

    This film explores the role of women in Ancient Greek society and the representation of female identity in Antigone, Women of Troy and Medea.

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  • 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 free.

    More info

  • Dara documentary

    Nadia Fall, Tanya Ronder and Shahid Nadeem talk about the National Theatre production of Dara and the Mughal history the story is based on.

    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