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Why support the National Theatre?

Why support the National Theatre?

While many people know that the National Theatre is one of the world's leading theatres, not everyone knows that it is also a registered charity. As such our enormously generous supporters help the National here on the South Bank and far beyond.

 

Box Office revenue only covers 58% of our annual income. Being able to meet our costs to achieve all of these ambitions whilst maintaining low ticket prices is a real challenge. This can only be made possible through vital support from individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate organisations.

The National Theatre is mission-driven to be a truly national theatre by endeavouring to:

Inspire Audiences

The National Theatre commits to inspiring audiences through world-class productions with over 30 productions on the South Bank in addition to West End transfers. Read more about our on stage and touring shows.                                                     

Increase Public Engagement

The National Theatre aims to influence a deeper understanding of theatre through an extensive programme of talks and discussions, exhibitions, backstage tours and publications, all of which contribute to the experience of seeing a play.

Provide Opportunities

The National Theatre encourages the public to experience theatre and discover new skills through important NT Learning programmes which now reach over 100,000 people each year.                                                            

Promote the Health of Theatre

The NT Studio is where theatre practitioners of all kinds can explore and devise new work in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Brainstorm workshop

NT Archive

The NT Studio is home to the Archive and research room, with a collection spanning over 800 productions in the NT’s history.