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The National Theatre building is currently closed.  We look forward to welcoming you back for live performances on the South Bank from June. 

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His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

1921 — 2021

We are deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. 


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Live shows return from June

Join us for a bold re-imagining of Under Milk Wood featuring Michael Sheen, alongside Jack Thorne's beautiful new play After Life.

Public booking opens Friday 30 April.

Find out more

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Ocean at the End of the Lane

Our acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, transfers to the West End from October.


Find out more and book