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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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From the Archive

As Absolute Hell returns to the National Theatre, take a look back at the 1995 production.

Judi Dench in Absolute Hell 1995

What is Nine Night about?

Unfamiliar with the tradition of Nine Nights? Let the cast of Natasha Gordon's new play explain.

What is an Audio-Described Performance?

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

Making Macbeth

Imogen Knight, choreographer and movement director, takes us inside the rehearsal room.

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