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Peter Pan

A co-production with Bristol Old Vic

by J.M. Barrie
devised by the Companies

Must end 4 February
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

Sally Cookson on Peter Pan Friday 20 January, 5.30pm
Peter Pan – archetypal adolescent Friday 27 January, 6pm

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

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Junk Puppets Family Workshops

Create an epic adventure using domestic and recycled objects in this practical workshop for all the family. Inspired by our production of Peter Pan, you will design and create your own puppets and learn how to bring them to life. 

11am – 1pm or 2.30 – 4.30pm

Saturday 14 January
Saturday 21 January (Relaxed workshop)
Saturday 28 January

Adults £5, children £3

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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.

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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Peter Pan 2-in-1 Activity Programme

A creative journey through Neverland in story, games and activities; flip the programme over to find articles, photos, biographies and funny stories from the cast and company.

Price: £5.00

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Peter Pan at the NT Book Shop

Peter Pan flies into the Bookshop with gifts for Lost Boys, girls and adults who #NeverGrowUp. Featuring ‘Forever Young’ t-shirts, stickers, badges and temporary tattoos.

Shop Peter Pan

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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Tink's Tiny Batch Pale Ale

Leading the craft beer scene on London's vibrant South Bank, the Understudy at the National Theatre celebrate the new production of Peter Pan with a special bespoke brew - for grown-ups only.

Created with our partners at Hammerton Brewery in Islington and available for a limited period in the National Theatre's bars and restaurants.

Peter Pan | Go Pro Flying

Learning to fly with the cast of Peter Pan.

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Journey to Neverland in style

Enjoy the capital’s captivating skyline on your way to the production of Peter Pan with MBNA Thames Clippers and 1/3 off single boat trip tickets using the online code PeterPan16

Head to Neverland with MBNA Thames Clippers

Platform: Sally Cookson on Peter Pan

Join us for a pre-show talk in the Olivier Theatre where Director Sally Cookson will be talking to Rachel Cooke about her new version of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Time: 5.30pm
Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions)

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Sally Cookson in rehearsal for Peter Pan 2016

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 | Flying into Rehearsals

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Peter’s Shadow Digital Programme

Peter has lost his shadow. Fly to Neverland and help him find it!  Download Peter’s Shadow, a treasure trove of puzzles, jokes and games.


Play The Mermaid’s Game and find out more

Peter Pan Rehearsal Images

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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Ten Questions for... Paul Hilton

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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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

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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