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Peter Pan

A co-production with Bristol Old Vic

by J.M. Barrie
devised by the Companies

16 Nov 2016 to 4 Feb 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, inc 20-min interval

Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up...

This winter, JM Barrie's much-loved tale takes flight. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy (Madeleine Worrall, Jane Eyre) helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook (Anna Francolini,, await.


Following the acclaimed Jane Eyre, director Sally Cookson brings her wondrously inventive Peter Pan to the NT after a sell-out run at Bristol Old Vic. Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, it’s a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe.

Suitable for 7yrs+
Half price tickets for under-18s: Monday – Friday evenings and all matinees. Excludes tickets under £30.


Talks and events

The Art of Make-Believe: Staging Children's Stories Exhibition FREE

You can purchase Peter Pan and other show-related merchandise from the National Theatre Bookshop 

A co-production with 

PETER PAN is presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd.

5 star rating

Spellbindingly imaginative. An edgy and dazzling production that lights up the National Theatre

Radio Times
4 star rating

An awfully big adventure. Sally Cookson’s production is a wonder, ticks all the Christmas boxes for adults and children

The Times
4 star rating

Unforgettable. Delightful. Magic

4 star rating

Superb. Inventive

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Brimful of invention, innovation and flying

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A rip-roaring adventure. Sally Cookson's adaptation soars

Time Out
5 star rating

fantastical and funny. It's must see family entertainment

4 star rating

Masses of fun

Financial Times
4 star rating

Playful and piercing. Warmly recommended

4 star rating

Sally Cookson tumbles expectations in a fine production


Peter Pan Production Gallery NT

Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£60*, £52*, £39*, £29, £15
Fri & Sat evening
£65*, £56*, £44*, £31*, £18

* Half price for Under 18s.

A closer look at the Peter Pan puppets

We caught up with Toby Olié, the Puppetry co-designer and director on the show, about his process, career and working on Peter Pan.

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Ten questions for... Paul Hilton

We caught up with the man behind Peter Pan to find out what it's like to spend most of the day flying.

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A closer look at the Peter Pan costumes

We spoke to Katie Sykes, the Costume Designer on the show, about her process, her career and working on Peter Pan.

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Peter Pan | Go Pro Flying

Learning to fly with the cast of Peter Pan.

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Peter Pan | The Rehearsal Room in 360°

Learn what it's like to go inside a National Theatre rehearsal room in this 360° video, with commentary from Aerial Director, Gwen Hales.

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Peter Pan Rehearsal Images

A closer look at the Peter Pan set

We spoke to Michael Vale, the Set Designer on the show, about his process, career and working on Peter Pan.

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Which Neverland gang are you part of?

Every great leader needs their gang. Peter Pan has the Lost Boys, Captain Hook has the Pirates. They’re just two of the cliques to be found in Neverland – where do you fit in?

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Which Neverland gang are you part of?

How to speak fairy

We’ve enlisted native fairy speaker and friend of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, to translate a few key phrases of fairy language. 

Learn the language

Art of Make Believe: Staging Children’s Stories

Wolfson Gallery, Open Mon- Sat, Free

This playful exhibition explores how children’s classic stories have been transformed into extraordinary theatre.

Have a go at operating theatre lighting, sound effects and rigging as well as trying on costumes and using props.

Bethesda American Wheat Ale

Leading the craft beer scene on London's vibrant South Bank, The Understudy at the National Theatre celebrates the new production of Angels in America with a special bespoke brew.

Created with our partners at Anspach & Hobday Brewery in Bermondsey and available for a limited period in the National Theatre's bars and restaurants.

The National Theatre would like to thank Sophie Thompson for developing the roles of Captain Hook and Mrs Darling.

Artwork photography by Sam Robinson

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