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  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

    by Caryl Churchill

    Revolution, faith and the battle for the soul of England.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    ‘Electrifying. Brilliant. Sharply political.’
    Time Out

    Now playing

  • Everyman

    When Death comes, who will stand by your side?

    Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role in a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    Playing until 30 August

  • New season on sale soon

    The new National Theatre season goes on public sale on Friday 1 May. 

    Productions include wonder.land, a new musical by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini. Directed by Rufus Norris. 

  • Friday Rush

    Is there a show you’re desperate to see but can’t get a ticket?

    Get there first with Friday Rush.

    Every Friday at 1pm £20 tickets for the following week’s performances will be released to buy online.

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    a new play by David Hare
    based on the book by Katherine Boo


    'David Hare’s adaptation of Katherine Boo’s acclaimed study of a Mumbai slum breaks new ground for the National' Observer

    Last chance to see. Ends 5 May.

  • Beyond Caring

    by Alexander Zeldin, written through devising with the company 
    Presented by The Yard Theatre

    A brutally honest and darkly humorous play, exposing stories of an invisible class.

    28 April – 16 May

Featured Content

Discover more about the art of making theatre by exploring our video collection on theatre practices and practitioners.

NT Channel

  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Community Company

    Members of the Light Shining Community Company recite an extract from the Putney Debates, which features in Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire.

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  • Banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

    Find out more about the banner maker for the Light Shining in Buckinghamshire poster, Ed Hall. Ed has made over 500 banners, his most celebrated for trade union and campaigns.

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  • Careers at the National Theatre: Building Operations Manager

    Find out about the role of Building Operations Manager, as Duncan Watt discusses his exciting career at the National Theatre.

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