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by William Shakespeare

Now playing
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 30 mins with an interval


Sleep no more...

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris. Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth will be broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live on Thursday 10 May.

Macbeth will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour from September 2018
Tickets on sale now: visit the tour page for details

Tour casting to be announced.

Tickets for Macbeth are limited to 4 per customer.
Please note Macbeth may contain scenes of a violent nature. 


Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance

Talks and events around Macbeth

Shakespeare’s England in 1606 with James Shapiro Fri 2 Mar, 5.30 – 6.15pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
Macbeth Student Conference Thu 22 Mar, 10.30am, £7.50
Antony Sher: The Lear Diaries Fri 23 Mar, 6pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
Jo Nesbo: Macbeth, Wed 4 April, 6pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
Designing Macbeth with Rae Smith, Wed 18 April, 5pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
16 – 21: Power in numbers: working as an ensemble, Tues 24 April, 5pm, £10 (bursaries available)
National Debate: Who's Got the Power?, Fri 4 May, 5.45pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
Focus on Macbeth Sat 5 May and Sat 19 May, 10.30am, tickets £55 (concessions £40 / students and under-18s £7.50)
Exploring Macbeth on Film, Mon 14 May, 6pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
Maqbool (film screening), Mon 14 May, 7.30pm, £5 (£3 concessions)
Witches, Magic and Belief in Shakespeare's England, Tue 5 June, 6pm, £7 (£5 concessions)
Discovering Macbeth at the NT, Fri 15 June, 10.30am, £55 (concession £40 / students and under-18s £7.50)

Macbeth Talks
On Mon 30 Apr, there will be three talks in the Olivier
Individual events £7 (£5 concessions), combined ticket £15 (£12 concessions):
Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear 3pm Captioned
Performing Shakespeare 4.30pm Captioned
Rufus Norris 6pm Captioned

Macbeth | Production gallery

Making Macbeth: An Introduction from the Director

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by the Director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris.

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Macbeth | Rehearsal gallery

Making Macbeth

Imogen Knight, choreographer and movement director, takes us inside the rehearsal room for Macbeth.

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Macbeth | Trailer

Watch Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff in the trailer for Macbeth, playing in the Olivier Theatre from 26 February 2018.

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Production team

Macbeth photography (Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff) by Jack Davison

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