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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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American Express Invites

American Express® Cardmembers can enjoy pre-sale booking for new seasons, reserved seating, special offers and more.

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Featured Content, News and Events

Autumn Press Conference

Read about all of our upcoming shows, learning initiatives, transfers and National Theatre Live broadcasts.

NT from the North East

Smart caption glasses

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

The Lehman Trilogy | The Piano Player

How do you tell an epic story with just three actors and a piano?

Stories | Audience Reactions

What are critics and audiences saying about the new play Stories?

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