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Welcome to the National Theatre

On the South Bank of the Thames, in London, the National Theatre presents up to 25 new shows a year. There are three theatres, a learning centre, theatre tours, restaurants, a riverside bar and a bookshop.

Our productions also play in the West End and on tour. We broadcast to cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live, stream plays free to UK schools, and produce a wealth of digital content about theatre. Find out more about the National Theatre.

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American Express® Cardmembers can enjoy pre-sale booking for new seasons, reserved seating, special offers and more.

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Featured Content, News and Events

Faith, Hope and Charity | Inside Rehearsals

Step inside the rehearsal room for Alexander Zeldin's new play Faith, Hope and Charity

'Master Harold'... and the boys | Learning to dance

Learn how to Ballroom Dance with the company of 'Master Harold'... and the boys.

How to Make a Wig

Did you know we make some of our wigs from scratch? We put in every single hair and it can take up to 45 hours!

How to do a quick-change

From our latest exhibition about Costume at the National Theatre, find out what it takes to be a dresser.

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