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Bring your imaginations and explore theatre as a family through online and in person experiences.

Check back here for announcements on when the family programme reopens. 

EXPLORE our digital offers and become a storyteller and theatre-maker from the comfort of your own home

VISIT National Theatre's backstage walkway and discover the skills and secrets behind our productions.

TAKE PART in a workshop and try out new performance skills as a family

Hex Activity Pack

Create your own musical at home using our Family Activity Pack. Explore the story of Hex, design costume, set and lighting, write songs, create dances and pull it all together into a performance for your friends and family. Discover video tutorials and backing tracks over on our YouTube Channel

Download activity pack

Madame Kalamazoo's Magical Mail

Madame Kalamazoo is a mysterious storyteller who arrived from the Blue Moon at the start of lockdown. She writes funny daily stories for children and will send them to you for FREE via the National Theatre by email. The magical thing about her stories is that they have your children in them as the main characters!

Madame Kalamazoo’s stories are suitable for playful minds of any age, but so far 5-11 year olds seem to like them best.

Find out more about Madame Kalamazoo!

Magical Mail from Madame Kalamazoo - collaged illustration of Madam Kalamazoo, using cut-out newspaper for her hair and clothes and line-drawn face, surrounded by images of scissors, a whale, a goat, chairs and a paper boat.

National Theatre: All About Theatre

‘A brilliant introduction to the world of theatre and the people who make it’
Benedict Cumberbatch

National Theatre: All About Theatre is a richly illustrated hardback book for ages 10+, specially designed to take children behind the scenes and open up the world of theatre.

With over 128 colourful pages, this unique and lively book shows how plays like War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and many others are made, from the first idea to the final curtain.

Buy a copy from the NT Bookshop

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Family Tours - Children Go Free

Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19), the National Theatre is currently unable to run theatre tours.

The safety of our audiences, company and staff is of utmost importance. We apologise for the disappointment and thank you for your support during this period of great uncertainty. 

We look forward to when we can welcome you back, and for when you can explore the backstage life of the National Theatre again.

More information on tours