Costume at the National Theatre
This exhibit explores the work of that department and the skills that go into making the world of a play.
Shakespeare at the National Theatre
This exhibit tells the story of Shakespeare at the National Theatre through eight landmark productions.
Staging Children's Stories
This exhibit shines a spotlight on theatre created for children and their families, exploring how children's stories have been adapted and produced at the National Theatre since 1980.
Black Plays at the National Theatre
This exhibit tells the story of how black writers and directors have used theatre to explore issues at the heart of society, establishing themselves as a vital part of the National Theatre's repertoire.
Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre
This exhibit explores how the challenges of staging Greek tragedy have been met on the National Theatre's stages through four themes; performance space, setting, chorus, and masks.
Bright Young Tings
A photographic exhibition from the National Theatre Archive's Michael Mayhew Collection is a rare snapshot of the work developed by black theatre practitioners between 1979 and 1982.
An Architectural History of the National Theatre
This exhibit tells the story of the architects who tried to build the National Theatre, before Denys Lasdun’s landmark three-auditorium complex was finally opened in 1976.