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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.

National Thetare entrance with skateboarders

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Featured Content, News and Events

River Stage 2018

Our Summer festival is BACK. It's all outside and it's all free.

An Octoroon | Creating the poster image

'We're trying to put the world of the play in one image.' Take a look behind the scenes.

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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