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.
How You Can Make It
Discover more about the art of making theatre with the National Theatre through our online YouTube tutorials. From puppetry to playwriting, learn about theatre making skills at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.