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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

Smart caption glasses

A revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre

Cleopatra: Dressing a Queen

Go behind the scenes with Costume Designer Evie Gurney to see how the costumes for Antony & Cleopatra were created.

Hadestown | Why We Build the Wall

Director Rachel Chavkin and composer Anais Mitchell discuss the inspiration for the song.

The Tell-Tale Heart | Short story

Listen to the cast of The Tell-Tale Heart read Edgar Allan Poe's original short story.

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