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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.

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.

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 into its popular Theatre and Drama Premium.

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].


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National Theatre Collection Productions


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 your very youngest pupils with a joyous adaptation of I Want My Hat Back

Secondary – English 

Explore Shakespeare with productions of Romeo and JulietMacbethOthelloHamletTwelfth NightKing Lear (Donmar Warehouse), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre). Watch novels come to life on stage with acclaimed adaptations of literary classics FrankensteinJane Eyre and Small Island. Support your students in their study of twentieth century drama, with productions including A View from the Bridge (Young Vic), All My Sons (Old Vic) and Translations

Secondary – Drama and Theatre Studies 

Discover a range of theatrical styles, from Greek tragedies including Antigone and Medea, to the American greats including Angels in AmericaA Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Young Vic) and Les Blancs.  Introduce students to twentieth-century plays such as Top GirlsYerma (Young Vic), Hedda GablerThe Cherry Orchard and The Deep Blue Sea and to extraordinary contemporary plays including Barber Shop ChroniclesChewing Gum Dreams and Rockets and Blue Lights. Explore Brecht through The Threepenny Opera and introduce verbatim theatre with Home

Secondary – 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 GuvnorsShe Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance, and exciting new writing, such as This HouseDaraAfter Life and Explore sustainable theatre design through Paradise



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 are a total of 50 productions split across two modules

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.

Lead philanthropic support from Richard and Kara Gnodde

The National Theatre Collection is supported by the Sidney E Frank Foundation, Attwood Education Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), The Michael Marks Charitable Trust and the Oakley Charitable Trust. New York City Public Schools access is generously supported by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.