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Welcome to the National Theatre

On the South Bank of the Thames, in London, the National Theatre presents up to 25 new shows a year. There are three theatres, a learning centre, theatre tours, restaurants, a riverside bar and a bookshop.

Our productions also play in the West End and on tour. We broadcast to cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live, stream plays free to UK schools, and produce a wealth of digital content about theatre. Find out more about the National Theatre.

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Featured Content, News and Events

Introducing Pericles

Pericles is our first Public Acts production. Watch this video to find out what that means.

The Lehman Trilogy | Behind the scenes

Hear from the creative team behind The Lehman Trilogy.

What is an Audio-Described Performance?

Join Yusuf on a touch tour and audio-described performance of Mosquitoes.

Julie and Jean

Carrie Cracknell directs this short video inspired by her new production of Julie.

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