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Why support

£1 of every £5 invested in the National Theatre is donated by people like you. Together, we can:

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Ignite the creativity of the next generation

By supporting programmes like NT Collection, you are giving FREE theatre to more than 80% of UK state secondary schools and reaching millions of young people each year.

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Unite communities across the nation

Your support for our UK-wide partnerships brings together hundreds of people from all walks of life, to embrace the magic of live theatre.

Empower artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work

Your support employs thousands of freelancers to tell the stories that matter – and provides unparalleled resources to bring their ideas to life.

Share the best of British theatre with audiences around the world

Thanks to you, everyone can enjoy the National Theatre – at our home on the South Bank, through our UK and international tours, in cinemas worldwide, or even from the comfort of home!

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How your support helps

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We are transparent with our donors and supporters, ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.