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Following Government advice that Tier 2 restrictions will apply in London from 2 December, we’re pleased to confirm that our pantomime Dick Whittington will open as planned on 11 December.

Our production of Death of England: Delroy will be streamed for free on 27 November and return for live performances in spring 2021.​

We thank you for your support and patience during this period of disruption.

Dick Whittington
 

Join Dick Whittington and friends on an adventure to save the true spirit of London as pantomime returns to the National Theatre for one year only.

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Olivier Theatre in the round new socially distanced seating with theatregoers, all wearing masks

Welcoming you back safely
 

We've put in place many changes to ensure your safety and wellbeing while visiting the National Theatre, including a transformed Olivier theatre with socially distanced seating.

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We’re doing everything in our power to recover as swiftly as possible. But we still need your help.

Please donate whatever you can and help share inspiring stories for our nation.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: artwork with a boy in pajamas under a stormy sky and lightning

Ocean at the End of the Lane
 

Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, our acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End from October 2021.

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A black and white photograph of author and activist Larry Kramer.

There's more to come
 

Dominic Cooke directs The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (pictured): a largely autobiographical play about the AIDS crisis in ‘80s New York, featuring Ben Daniels.

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The marketing image for War Horse, close up image of a brown horses' face, with an image of the puppet horse riding in front

War Horse in cinemas
 

Our acclaimed, smash hit play War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, returns to cinemas with National Theatre Live.

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NT Live Present Laughter cinema screening

National Theatre Live
 

From Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag to The Old Vic’s production of Present Laughter, we can’t wait to entertain you from the comfort and safety of your local cinema.

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Romeo and Juliet. Photo of the two lovers (Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor) running past a classical building, in modern dress

Romeo & Juliet
 

Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor play Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in a new made-for-screen version of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Simon Godwin.

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