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Talks and events

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Talks and events

Discover more about theatre and our productions from the people who make them; from conversations with the creative teams and actors to discussions on wider themes and context. 

Our talks are now available online via YouTube, Instagram and zoom, and are mostly free. 

Join us on Instagram on Tuesday lunchtimes at 1pm to learn about the design process and the experience of designing for the National Theatre, and to ask your own questions. 

NT Talks... About Design

Hear from the creative team behind After Life about how the show was made, and join a discussion on how the brain captures and rebuilds memories.

After Life talks

Discussions with the designers and performers behind Under Milk Wood, as well as an instapoet on the joy of words, to celebrate playwright Dylan Thomas.

Under Milk Wood talks

Theatre is for all of us.

We have made most of our talks and events totally free so they can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. When registering for our talks and events, we simply ask that you make a donation if you can.

All donations will go towards National Theatre Together and make it possible for us to keep our events accessible to everyone. With your support, we can share the best of British theatre with audiences around the world. Thank you.

Together we can shape a bright, creative future.


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.

Explore the collection

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Theatreworks is our experiential training programme aimed at professionals in the business and charity sectors in the art of communication.

Learn more about our courses


The NT Archve has an online catalogue and can provide research space and free screening facilities for individual researchers as well as groups, schools and universities.

Find out more