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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

Four Minute Set Change

How do you take apart a Soho club in 4 minutes? Step into the shoes of the Stage Manager on Absolute Hell.

Translations | About the play

'It will rise and rise again.' Hear the cast of Translations reflect on the play's themes.

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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