• The National Theatre Archive

    The NT Archive is open to everyone by appointment. These pages are designed as a virtual showcase for the history of the National Theatre, displaying images of the various media held by the Archive.

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    About the Archive

    The National Theatre Archive is the repository for the administrative and technical records of the National Theatre, it is open to everyone by appointment.

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    Archive Collection Holdings

    Theatre is an ephemeral art; but the material collected in a theatre archive can help one to re-imagine a production

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    Contact the Archive

    The NT Archive is open to anyone with an interest in the National's history to revisit favourite shows, discover new work or study the various forms of theatre produced at the National. The collection covers a huge range material documenting over 800 productions in the National's history. The NT Archive is used on a daily basis by theatre practitioners, academics, fan-clubs, journalists, writers, picture editors, students and the general public visiting us from all over the world.

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    Bibliography of the Royal National Theatre. Contact the National Theatre Bookshop to check the availability of any title.

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    Archive Catalogue

    The Archive Catalogue contains descriptions of records held in the NT Archive collection and information about productions staged at the National Theatre.