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Fee-paying schools and worldwide education institutions

Fee-paying schools and worldwide education institutions

The National Theatre Collection makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector. Our unique collection presents high quality recordings of world-class productions, including a wide range of works regularly studied at secondary / high school and degree level, giving you the best seats in the house whenever you want.

From Shakespeare and Greek tragedy to contemporary literary adaptations, the Collection features productions from the National Theatre, as well as the Old Vic, Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse and Bridge Theatre.

The National Theatre Collection is available as two modules, which can be purchased separately, or as a full package. There are 30 productions 

in the first Collection, and 20 in the second. A full breakdown of the different modules can be found via the links to Bloomsbury and ProQuest below. Purchasing the Collection is available via two models: a one-time payment, or an annual subscription.

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

The National Theatre Collection is available through Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online and as a stand-alone resource from renowned EdTech leader ProQuest. ProQuest will also integrate the collection in its popular Theatre and Drama Premium. It will transform the current landscape of theatre studies and digital learning by connecting students, researchers and teachers across the globe to world-class productions, archive materials and learning resources.

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Theatre for Younger Audiences

Introduce your pupils to Shakespeare with vibrant adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and The Winter’s Tale for younger audiences. They can also discover the magic of storytelling with adaptations of the classic novels Peter Pan and Treasure Island. Inspire fun and creativity in the youngest of children with a joyous adaptation of I Want My Hat Back.

English Literature

Explore Shakespeare with productions of Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear (Donmar Warehouse), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre). Watch novels come to life on stage with, as well as acclaimed adaptations of literary classics Frankenstein, Jane Eyre and Small Island.  Delve into twentieth century drama with masterful productions including A View from the Bridge (Young Vic), All My Sons (Old Vic) and Translations.

Drama and Theatre Studies

Discover a range of theatrical styles, from Greek tragedies including Antigone and Medea, to American greats including A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Young Vic) and Les Blancs, and European 20th century classics: Yerma (Young Vic), The Cherry Orchard, The Deep Blue Sea and Translations. Explore European twentieth century classics such as Yerma (Young Vic), Hedda Gabler, Julie,The Seagull and The Deep Blue Sea and extraordinary contemporary plays including Barber Shop Chronicles.

Technical Theatre and Production Arts

Compare examples of extraordinary design and theatre-craft through a diverse range of productions and genres, including classic comedies One Man, Two Guvnors, She Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance, and visionary works of new writing, such as This HouseDara, Consent and


Is the NT Collection a free service?
No, for UK fee-paying schools and worldwide education institutions, the service is available as either a subscription or a one-off purchase. Pricing will vary depending on nature and size of your institution. The service is available to schools on a subscription service. For more information please visit either:

How do I sign up?
Visit either:

How many productions are in the NT Collection?
There will be a total of 50 productions by the end of February 2022. These are split across two modules: 30 productions in the first module, and 20 in the second.

As a subscriber how do I access the new productions?
To access the new titles you will need to top-up your subscription. Please get in touch with Bloomsbury or ProQuest (whomever you purchased through) to update your subscription.

Can I purchase individual productions?
No, productions in the NT Collection are only available as part of a complete module.

I belong to a UK state-funded school - do I have to pay?
No, the National Theatre Collection is available for free to all UK state-funded schools and further education colleges. Find out more and sign up now via Drama Online

Do I have to belong to an educational organisation to access the NT Collection?
Yes, the NT Collection is available exclusively to educational institutions.

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

New York City schools access is supported by The Cranshaw Corporation for Mrs Robert I MacDonald