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  • Rules for Living

    a new play by Sam Holcroft

    ‘An exuberant production. Stephen Mangan and Miles Jupp are a joy.' The Guardian

    'Marianne Elliot’s production is sharp, ebullient and superbly acted.' Metro

    Playing until 8 July 
    Best availability from 20 April

  • New season on sale now

    Booking is now open for for Tessa Ross and Rufus Norris' first season at National Theatre.

    Productions include a new adapatation of Everyman by Carol Ann Duffy, with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role.

  • 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

    Travelex £15 tickets available. More performances added.

  • Dara

    1659, Mughal India.

    A family at war.
    An empire in the balance.

    Adapted by Tanya Ronder from Shahid Nadeem's play, originally performed by Ajoka Theatre, Pakistan.

    ‘Beautifully acted. Visually sumptuous.’
    Time Out

    Now playing

  • Treasure Island

    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    adapted by Bryony Lavery

    'Spectacular. Daring. Fun for all the family.' Time Out

    Playing until 8 April - Good availability on remaining performances.


  • NT Live: The Hard Problem

    The Hard Problem

    a new play by Tom Stoppard

    ‘Stimulating. Absorbing. A rich, ideas-packed work.’ Guardian

    Broadcasts live to cinemas world-wide on 16 April. 

Featured Content

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

NT Channel

  • Frantic Assembly Masterclass: Learning to Fly

    Frantic Assembly's Scott Graham leads this physical theatre masterclass, demonstrating a series of techniques to create spectacular lifts.

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  • Alan Bennett in conversation: part two

    The perennial playwright reflects on his career with Nicholas Hytner, discussing work from 1991 to the present day.

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  • Women in Greek Theatre

    This film explores the role of women in Ancient Greek society and the representation of female identity in Antigone, Women of Troy and Medea.

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