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Paul Hilton and Madeleine Worrall in Peter Pan

How We Made It

Get an insight into theatre-making at the National with our extensive collection of videos and audio content including recorded talks and events. From the rehearsal room to our giant paint frame, meet the incredible people who create the work on our stages. Suitable for KS3+

Find out more on our How We Made It playlist on YouTube

NT How We Made It Stage To Screen

How You Can Make It

Discover more about the art of making theatre with the National Theatre through our online YouTube tutorials. From puppetry to playwriting, learn about theatre making skills at home. Suitable for KS3+

Find out more on our How To Make It playlist on YouTube

NT How You Can Make It Puppetry

Let's Play at Home

Try out this range of fun creative challenges linked to different aspects of theatre-making based on our Let's Play programme. These acvtivites can be child or adult led. Take a virtual backstage tour and learn about different jobs at the National Theatre. Suitable for KS1 & KS2.

Download the grid of activities

Madame Kalamazoo

Madame Kalamazoo is a mysterious storyteller who arrived from the Blue Moon at the start of lockdown. She writes funny daily stories for children and will send them to you for FREE via the National Theatre by email. Suitable for ages 5-11.

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Magical Mail from Madame Kalamazoo - collaged illustration of Madam Kalamazoo, using cut-out newspaper for her hair and clothes and line-drawn face, surrounded by images of scissors, a whale, a goat, chairs and a paper boat.

New Views Playwriting Course

Try your hand at playwriting with our online course, taking you through the key elements of playwrighting – story, structure, character, dialogue, style and stagecraft – alongside a range of supporting content, including interviews with writers. Based on New Views delivered in schools. Suitable for KS4 & KS5.

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New Views winning play 2019

Resource packs

Explore our free downloadable background packs and rehearsal diaries for parents, teachers, students, researchers or anyone interested in discovering more about the productions and plays staged by the National Theatre. Suitable for KS4+

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A Taste of Honey poster with Jodie Prenger, Gemma Dobson & Alvin Ikenwe

Costume at the NT

The exhibition visits each part of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering. Listen to curator Aiofe Monks as she describes different elements the exhibition.

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Costume Exhibition poster image, with a photo of part of the display

NT Podcasts and Recordings

Explore our collection of conversations and interviews through the NT Talks podcast and live recorded events on our YouTube channel. Hear from actors, playwrights, and directors as they explore productions from NT stages.

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People sitting on stage talking to an audience, with the text Talks over the top

Google Arts and Culture Exhibits

Browse our digital exhibitions created in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, including Greek Theatre and Shakespeare at the National Theatre, which aim to open up our physical exhibitions in the National Theatre to an online audience.

Explore our digital exhibitions