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Browse our digital exhibitions, created in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.
Want to find out more about the National Theatre’s history?
Visit the Archive
Discover the story of the architects who built the National Theatre on London’s South Bank.
Follow the story of how the National Theatre was built and opened to the public in 1976.
How Black writers and directors have used theatre to explore issues at the heart of our society.
Explore this collection of photographs from the Michael Mayhew collection. A snapshot into the work developed by Black theatre makers between 1979-1982.
Exploring the work of the costume department and the skills that go into making the world of a play.
Exploring the challenges of staging Greek tragedy at the National Theatre.
Explore the history of the National Theatre’s visual expression through its poster designs.
Nowhere to Call Home was a 2018 outdoor projection at the National Theatre in London and online audio experience exploring the human issues around climate change and forced migration.
Discover how theatre designers use scale models through seven National Theatre productions from 1977 to 2018.
Photograph by James Bellorini of Soutra Gilmour’s set design for Antigone at the National Theatre, 2012.
Dive into the role of the theatre designer, examining the work of Jocelyn Herbert, William Dudley and Rae Smith.
The story of Shakespeare at the National Theatre in eight productions.
How has the National Theatre created stories for children?
Discover the Black Plays Archive – an online catalogue of the first professional theatre production in the UK of plays written by African, Caribbean and Black British playwrights.
Our teaching resources include downloadable education packs and short films that will help teach texts in the classroom.
Dive into our collection of free online resources.