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Our National Work

Our National Work

We believe that to truly be a theatre for everyone, our work has to be accessible to as many people in the UK as possible.

Below you can find out more about the major national programmes that help us reach audiences and artists right across the country.


Speak Up

A co-created programme where teachers, artists and young people are equal partners. 

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The words Speak Up in green against a pink background

Public Acts

A nationwide initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community. 

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Theatre Nation Partnerships

Strategic touring partnerships, supporting theatres across the country.

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NT Live

Productions broadcast live from our stages and the West End into your local cinema.

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National Theatre Collection

Every UK state-funded school can stream our library of curriculum-linked productions for free.

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Our productions, on the road across the UK – including War Horse and A Taste of Honey.

What's on tour?


The world’s largest annual youth theatre festival, with new work by leading playwrights.

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