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National Theatre Collection Appeal

Help ensure that drama is part of every child's education

National Theatre Collections Appeal - image composite of a selection of productions featuring in the Collection

National Theatre Collection Appeal

On 30 September 2019, we launched our new online education platform National Theatre Collection, which will enable us to stream NT Live broadcasts and rarely seen production recordings from our London archive directly to classrooms, libraries and universities around the world.  

We will provide NT Collection to every state school in the UK for free, and offer access to international organisations via a subscription service, ensuring drama plays a part in every child’s education.

With your help, we will expand the range of productions available on the platform and increase its reach so that, by March 2022, millions of young people will be watching our productions in UK classrooms.

We hope you will consider supporting this project by making a donation. Every penny you give will make it possible for us to keep sharing our productions with UK state schools for free.


‘...we believe that accessibility to theatre is of paramount importance and by expanding our offer internationally, we are able to maintain our free streaming service to state schools across the UK, ensuring that drama remains an integral part of a broad education....’

Lisa Burger, Executive Director, National Theatre

Find out more 


For more information about the appeal please contact Holly Vickers, Individual Giving Manager: 

Watch the NT Collection Trailer

See which productions will be available in schools.

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Supporters of NT Collection


This project has been generously supported by The Cranshaw Corporation for Mrs. Robert I. MacDonald and members of the NT Collection Syndicate including Keith & Pamela Butler-Wheelhouse, John H Barker, Sue Enoch, Jean Hawkins, The Lady Heseltine, Margaret Kennedy, Herbert Kretzmer OBE, Mr and Mrs Peter Murray-Smith and one anonymous donor.

Other ways to support


There are so many ways you can support us in our mission to make world class theatre available for everyone. Whether you'd like to join as a Member, become a Patron, or even leave a gift in your will, you can find out more here.

The National Theatre strives for best practice in fundraising and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
We are transparent with our donors and supporters, ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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