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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. 

Rockets and Blue Lights talks

Hear from the designer and staff director of Rockets and Blue Lights, as well as an insight into what was happening in the Caribbean, Americas and London in the 1830s - 40s.

Rockets and Blue Lights talks

Paradise talks and events

Discussions with the cast and creatives behind Paradise, as well as a talk delving into the history and significance of the Greek Chorus. 

Paradise talks

Instagram Design Series

Catch up with our Instagram design series, which involved theatre designers discussing the process and experience of designing for the National Theatre.

NT Talks... About Design

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.


NT Playwriting Masterclasses

This series gives an insight into different approaches to developing your playwriting via discussions, exercises and Q&As. Sessions will focus on a particular topic and will be led by a different playwright each month. 

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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.

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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