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A shot of the Sherling High Level walkway backstage at the National Theatre, a balcony overlooking the set and prop-making departments

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Online exhibitions

A photograph of actor Paterson Joseph in 'Elmina's Kitchen' by Kwame Kwei-Armah, National Theatre production 2003
'Elmina's Kitchen' written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, directed by Angus Jackson at the National Theatre, 2003. Paterson Joseph as 'Deli'. Photograph by Ivan Kyncl.

We have partnered with Google Arts & Culture to produce a series of online exhibitions on the history of the National Theatre.

The collection includes: Black plays at the National Theatre, an architectural history of the National Theatre South Bank building, Greek Theatre and much more.

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Video collections

A production shot of Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear in 'Othello', National Theatre 2013


Shakespeare plays have been staged throughout the National Theatre’s 60 years, beginning with Hamlet in 1963 up to the present day.

Shakespeare at the National Theatre video collection

Shakespeare at the National Theatre online exhibition

An image of Helen McCrory starring as 'Medea' at the National Theatre production from 2014, smoking a cigarette and in profile

Greek theatre

Discover how the challenges of staging Greek theatre have been met on the National Theatre’s stages through four themes; performance space, setting, chorus, and masks.

Greek theatre at the National Theatre video collection

Greek tragedy at the National Theatre online exhibition

Talks, events and podcasts


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