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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.

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

NT How We Made It Stage To Screen
NT How You Can Make It Puppetry

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.

Explore our productions

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

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.

Download the grid of activities

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. 

Explore our playwriting course

New Views winning play 2019

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.

Explore the exhibition

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