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National Theatre Collection

Small Island production image with Hortense (Leah Harvey) sitting on a plain bench with company members standing in a line across the stage in the backgrond

National Theatre Collection

The National Theatre Collection makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector. Free to UK state schools.


The Collection is available on Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online and as a stand-alone resource from renowned EdTech leader ProQuest. The National Theatre Collection is also available in ProQuest's popular Theatre and Drama Premium package.

We are adding new productions to the NT Collection! 20 new titles will be added by the end of February 2022, bringing the total number of productions to 50. As a UK state school no re-registration is necessary and the new titles will be added to your subscription automatically. Paid users will need to top-up their subscription to access the new titles.

All of our recordings include captions.

If you have any other questions or feedback, please contact us at [email protected].




Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night, King Lear (Donmar Warehouse), Hamlet, Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (adapted for younger audiences) and The Winter's Tale (adapted for younger audiences)


Medea and Antigone


One Man, Two Guvnors, She Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance


Hedda Gabler, Yerma (Young Vic), The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Three Sisters, Julie, The Deep Blue Sea and Translations


A View from the Bridge (Young Vic), A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Young Vic), All My Sons (Old Vic) and Les Blancs


Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Small Island and I Want My Hat Back


This House, Barber Shop Chronicles, Consent, Dara and

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The National Theatre Collection is supported by the Sidney E Frank Foundation, Attwood Education Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Oakley Charitable Trust

Production photo of Small Island by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg