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An image of Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan sat on the back of a red sports car in front of a backdrop of the Italian Riviera

Much Ado About Nothing

Escape to the Italian Riviera with Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy.

Cast includes Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm DarlingThe IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).​

Now playing in our Lyttelton theatre.

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All of Us - photo of Francesca Martinez in an urban setting, with two cast members, out of focus, behind her

All of Us

A passionate and timely new play from award-winning author, comedian and actor Francesca Martinez, directed by Ian Rickson (Paradise, Translations).

Now playing in our Dorfman theatre.

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Othello, with Rosy McEwen and Giles Terera holding each other, with Paul Hilton out of focus in the foreground


Clint Dyer (Death of England: Parts 1, 2 and 3Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical) directs an extraordinary new vision for one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies.

From 23 November in our Lyttelton Theatre.


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Summer outside at The Understudy, people sitting at tables in the evening sun

Staging your summer

Our free River Stage festival returns every weekend, to 14 August.

KERB's open-air street food market is serving fabulous food from Wednesdays to Sundays outside the National Theatre.

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Kerry Jackson poster, with Fay Ripley standing in her cafe, mop in one hand, silver tray in the other.

Kerry Jackson

El Barco is the newest tapas restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow Village, and it’s Kerry Jackson’s pride and joy.

Fay Ripley is Kerry in this biting new comedy from April De Angelis.

From 30 November in our Dorfman Theatre

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The Lehman Trilogy in the West End, a title treatment with composite photos of a man on a high wire against a backdrop of New York Skyscrapers spelling out LEHMAN against a white background

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions Tony Award-winning® Best Play makes a triumphant return to London's West End from 24 January 2023.

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a genuinely epic production,’ The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.

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Much Ado About Nothing Summer Raffle

Win tickets, dinner and drinks for two, plus Young Patron Membership.

Find out how to enter