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Reopening the National Theatre

The National Theatre has reopened for performances.

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Following Government advice about national coronavirus measures until 2 December, we have sadly cancelled all remaining performances of Death of England: Delroy. The production will now be streamed for free on 27 November and return for live performances in spring 2021.​

Performances of Dick Whittington will begin as scheduled on Friday 11 December. We thank you for your support and patience during this period of disruption.

New shows

Dick Whittington

Join Dick Whittington and friends on an adventure to save the true spirit of London as pantomime returns to the National Theatre for one year only.

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Death of England: Delroy - portrait of Michael Balogun, with cuts and sticking plaster

Death of England: Delroy

This one-person play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams explores what it's like to be a Black, British and working-class man in 2020 Great Britain.

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In the West End and on tour

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: artwork with a boy in pajamas under a stormy sky and lightning

Ocean at the End of the Lane

Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, our acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End from October 2021.

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