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About Us

Ayesha Dharker as Simonida with cast, surrounding a Maypole, in Pericles

Our purpose, vision, and mission

Our purpose 

We believe great theatre sparks imagination and brings people together. 

Our vision 

A world where theatre is thriving and vital. 

Our mission 

To make theatre that entertains and inspires, using our creativity, expertise and unique reach.  

We are your National Theatre. You can find us in theatres. In cinemas. In schools. And online. 

What we do

The National Theatre is a registered charity. Your support can help hundreds of thousands of people experience the joy of theatre.

National partnerships

Our Theatre Nation Partnerships network connects theatres and creative organisations in 13 priority areas of England.

Across the next three years we’ll reach over 500,000 people, creating more opportunities for people to engage with theatre in their area, supporting the long-term health of local theatre audiences.

See what we’re up to

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Careers & opportunities

We employ thousands of people every year.

From writers to chefs, engineers to scenic artists; every member of the National Theatre company plays a crucial role in creating an unforgettable experience.

Find out how you can join us, and browse our current vacancies, apprenticeships, work placements or volunteering opportunities.

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