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About the National Theatre

At the National, we make world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring. And we make it for everyone.

About the National Theatre

The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible.

We stage around 25 productions at our South Bank home each year, ranging from re-imagined classics – such as Greek tragedy and Shakespeare – to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers.

The work we make strives to be as open, as diverse, as collaborative and as national as possible.

Much of that new work is researched and developed at the New Work Department: we are committed to nurturing innovative work from new writers, directors, creative artists and performers.

Equally, we are committed to education, with a wide-ranging Learning programme for all ages in our new Clore Learning Centre and in schools and communities across the UK.

The National's work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with theatres across the country. Popular shows transfer to the West End and occasionally to Broadway, and through the National Theatre Live programme we broadcast live performances to over 2,000 cinemas in 55 countries around the world.

Since September 2015, National Theatre: On Demand in Schools has made acclaimed, curriculum-linked productions free to stream on demand in every secondary school in the country, this scheme was extended to primary Schools from September 2016. Online, the NT offers a rich variety of innovative digital content on every aspect of theatre.

We do all we can to keep ticket prices affordable, to reach a wide audience and to use our public funding to maintain artistic risk-taking, accessibility and diversity.

The Royal National Theatre is a registered charity no: 224223. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no: 749504. Registered address Upper Ground, London SE 1 9PX