• Video collection

    Get an insight into theatre-making at the National Theatre with our extensive collection of videos on acting, design, writing and much more.

    Watch all our Backstage videos, or start by watching these selected videos:

  • Connections

    A national festival of new writing and young theatre making. The concept is simple - exciting new plays, commissioned by the National Theatre and performed by youth theatre groups across the UK, with professional support from the NT and its partner theatres.

  • National Theatre: On Demand, In Schools

    From September 2015, classrooms across the UK will be able to experience the National Theatre’s smash-hit productions of Hamlet, Othello and Frankenstein.

  • Teaching Resources

    Free, beautifully designed, easy-to-use resources.

    We create new videos, podcasts, interviews, resource packs and interactives all the time. Visit us regularly to discover new materials.

  • Platforms

    An eclectic programme of pre-performance events celebrates all aspects of the arts, offering the chance to learn about the National's work and discover more about theatre in general. Platforms usually start at 6pm, lasting for 45 minutes - there are occasional afternoon events, usually starting at 3pm.

  • Clore Learning Centre

     

    Get hands-on with all aspects of theatre-making in our new Clore Learning Centre, with artists and experts from the National Theatre

     

  • Join the Playmakers: Clore Learning Centre activity

    The Clore Learning Centre

    Ever wondered how sets are created?
    Hungry to engage in debate about theatre?
    Want to learn how to turn an idea into a play?

  • Peter Hall and Judi Dench image from the archive

    Archive

    The NT Archive is open to everyone by appointment. Browse these pages for information on our services and resources.

  • Learning

    The National offers lifelong learning about and through theatre: discover new skills and experience the excitement of theatre-making.

  • Theatreworks

    Communication-skills training for adults drawing on techniques used by actors and directors to encourage confident and creative communication.

  • Your National Theatre

    Your memories are creating a unique record that will form a vital part of the history of the National Theatre for future generations. Give us your memory and see it appear beside Alan Bennett's and Tom Hiddleston's.

  • Images of Rory Kinnear (Hamlet), Benedict Cumbrbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (Frankenstein) and Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester (Othello)

    Schools Streaming Service

    From September you can stream the National Theatre smash-hit productions of Hamlet, Othello and Frankenstein direct to your classroom for free.

Featured Content

Discover more about the art of making theatre by exploring our backstage videos and short films about the writers, directors and actors that work at the National Theatre.

NT Channel

  • Careers at the National Theatre: Senior Digital Producer

    Find out about the role of Senior Digital Producer at the National Theatre and Maya Gabrielle's advice for those chasing a similar career in the arts.

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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

  • Careers at the National Theatre: Lighting Apprentice

    Find out more about apprenticeships at the NT as Tyrone Reid discusses his role in the lighting department.

    More info