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Whether you’re teaching in primary, secondary, further education or at SEND/SEMH schools, we’re here to help inspire creativity in your classroom.

Explore our range of programmes, opportunities and teaching resources, including our free online library of performances, the National Theatre Collection.

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Learning Hub launch


The Learning Hub is our new free, online library of National Theatre resources.

Find teaching tools for curriculum set texts or explore creativity, literacy and oracy using theatre and drama skills.

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For primary schools

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Let's Play

Discover our primary schools programme Let’s Play which supports you to embed drama and creativity in your school. Free for all UK state primary schools.

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Inspiring theatre for your students

Want to bring your students to our South Bank home? We can help with group concession rates, ring-fenced allocations, backstage tours and more.

Current productions open for schools booking include: Till the Stars Come Down and Nye.

Upcoming shows this year include: James Graham’s (Dear England) powerful new adaptation of Boys from the Blackstuff as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy The Hot Wing King. Schools booking from Thursday 8 February.

School matinee performance of Mnemonic

The National Theatre is pleased to announce the schools performance of Mnemonic, conceived by Simon McBurney, a co-production with Complicité. We are offering up to 35 tickets per school on Wednesday 10 July, at 2.30pm

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To see our full season, please visit What’s On.

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For SEND & SEMH schools

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We believe in theatre for everyone

Find out how we adapt our opportunities to give your students the best possible experience.

Explore support for SEND & SEMH schools


Strategic partnerships

Find out more about our strategic partnerships with schools and theatres across 13 priority areas in England with Theatre Nation Partnerships.

Our funders

The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

The Hearn Foundation is the Principal Funder of the Primary Schools Programme.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim & Sarah Bunting, MFPA Trust Fund for the Training of Disabled Children in the Arts, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust and The Andor Charitable Trust.

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