American Express Invites

American Express and the National Theatre are working in partnership to provide Cardmembers with access to some of the very best of British theatre. Cardmembers have access to presale tickets and reserved seating for National Theatre productions.

Reserved tickets for the new National Theatre season are available now, for Behind the Beautiful Forevers, JOHN and 3 Winters.

Cardmembers can also access reserved seating for National Theatre shows in the West End: Great Britain, The Elephantom, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and War Horse.

Don't forget to submit the first four digits of your card in the 'American Express Invites' box on the first dates page you visit – the performances will then become available to book.

From Katherine Boo's book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre.

Croatia 1945–2011. Tena Štivičić’s 3 Winters creates the portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive.

Richard Bean’s fast, furious and foul-mouthed new play transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket
from 10 September

Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment, with Billie Piper.

Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power.

Through bold and irreverent storytelling, James I explores the complex character of the colourful Stewart king – poet, lover and law-maker.

A violent royal playground is depicted in James II: a terrifying arena of sharp teeth and long knives.

Like the king himself, James III is colourful and unpredictable, turning its attention to the women at the heart of the royal court.

An ambitious and tender new work by Enda Walsh. Cillian Murphy returns to the National, and is joined by Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea.

This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life.

Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it had its premiere in 1987.

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.

and on tour in the UK. The National's international smash-hit production, now booking into 2015 at the New London Theatre in the West End and on UK tour.

For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend, brought to life with extraordinary puppetry and theatrical ingenuity.