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Learn more about the National Theatre productions from the people who made them and develop your professional skills using our tried and tested rehearsal techniques.

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All courses are delivered by highly qualified and experienced directors and actors.

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Archive recordings

Our online talks archive features interviews with creatives about their work on stage, screen and at the National Theatre.

A group of actors sat on the Olivier stage with a woman standing at a lectern
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Poetry for Every Day of the Year 2023
Dedicated to the people of Ukraine

A production image of 'War Horse' at the National Theatre, featuring two puppet horses rearing up against one another
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The words in NT Talks About Design in white lettering against a backdrop of a multi-coloured lit stage

NT Talks... About Design

Explore our series NT Talks… About Design on Instagram. Designers talk about their process and experience of designing for the National Theatre. The series follows different design specialisms including costume, set, lighting, puppetry, graphics and sound.

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A picture of the Archive research room, people sifting through archive material and others sat at a computer with headphones

The National Theatre Archive holds all the theatre’s creative, technical and business records. Based at the National Theatre Studio on The Cut, it is open to everyone by appointment.

The Archive has an extensive online catalogue featuring material from the theatre’s history and past productions. It also provides free research space and screening facilities for individuals and groups.

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Manisha Majithia
Project Producer, Talks and events

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Theatreworks Coordinator

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