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National Theatre Collection

Help make theatre for everyone a reality.

National Theatre Collection Appeal banner with a variety of production images, including Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus

National Theatre Collection

This fall the National Theatre launched National Theatre Collection, a dynamic new online education platform which enables National Theatre Live broadcasts and rarely seen production recordings from their London archive to be streamed directly to classrooms, libraries and universities in the US and around the world. 


This program goes to the core of the National’s belief, that great theatre should be available to everyone.


We need your help to make theatre for everyone a reality.


Contributions from people like you play a pivotal role in the success of the National Theatre and programs like NT Collection. Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference and allows the National to continue making their world-class programs of work, on stage and on screen, available to as many people as possible.


“This collection reflects the rich and diverse spectrum of British theatre over the past decades and will now be accessible to students and teachers worldwide for the first time ever. We hope that this new platform will open up the National Theatre to students, teachers and theatre-makers across the globe, whilst also ensuring that drama remains an integral part of a broad education.”

Rufus Norris, Artistic Director, National Theatre


Find out more 

Join the NT Collection Syndicate by making a gift or $1,000 of more

UK based? Click here to make a gift to the NT Collection Syndicate in GBP

Work with a school? Find out more about accessing NT Collection at your institution

For more information about the appeal please contact Mary Angelo, Individual Giving Manager: or call the AANT office at 212-489-4783

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Supporters of NT Collection


The National Theatre Collection is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondation Hoffmann, the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, The Attwood Education Foundation, The Cranshaw Corporation for Mrs. Robert I. MacDonald and members of the NT Collection Syndicate.


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.

Partners of the National Theatre Collection


National Theatre Collection is available through Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online and renowned EdTech leader ProQuest.

Lisa Burger, Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre said, “We are delighted to launch National Theatre Collection in partnerships with Bloomsbury and ProQuest. This new service will provide a comprehensive insight into British theatre-making and aims to transform learning in schools, libraries and universities across the globe in today’s increasingly digital age. We believe that accessibility to theatre is of paramount importance and an integral part of a broad education. We would like to express our continued gratitude to the rightsholders of these materials who have made this new service possible and helped us to share a rich and broad collection across the globe”.

Jenny Ridout, Global Head of Academic Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC said, “It is exciting to be taking our longstanding publishing relationship with the National Theatre forward in this landmark digital collaboration. The National Theatre Collection on our educational platform Drama Online will give students and scholars the world over the opportunity to study and enjoy a wealth of theatre productions alongside the playtexts and works of scholarship in one expertly curated digital space. This new partnership will ensure that world-class theatre has a lasting impact, inspiring the theatre makers and performers of the future. We are also delighted to be working with the NT in delivering their wider educational mission, supporting The National Theatre Schools Collection, which will ensure all UK state school pupils have free access to the work of their national theatre”.

Katie Birch, Director of Product Management at ProQuest said, “ProQuest is thrilled to partner with the National Theatre to help scholars everywhere access an incomparable wealth of diverse content. Many students are simply not able to invest the time and funds into traveling to see the National Theatre’s world-class productions. This new collaboration creates unprecedented opportunities for research, teaching and learning in the performing arts, all with the power of streaming video and primary sources.”

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