The National Theatre Archive is a treasure trove of material, covering all of the creative, technical and administrative records of the National Theatre. The Archive is open to everyone by appointment. The collection covers the movement to found the National Theatre and the period from the start of the company in 1963 right up to the present day.
We have an online Catalogue (this link opens in new window) and we provide research space and free screening facilities for individuals as well as groups, including schools and universities, and can accommodate up to 65 people for screenings (group bookings available from January 2022). Captions are available for some production recordings, please ask the team for more information.
Take a look at our video about accessing the Archive in person.
A selection of recordings of past productions are available to view via NT at Home with new titles added every month. To find out more, please visit the NT at Home page.
If you are part of a school or an education institution internationally, please consider subscribing to the NT Collection, which provides access to production recordings, resources and archive materials.
To find out more, please visit the NT Collection page.