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Reopening the National Theatre

The National Theatre is open for performances.

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New shows

Paradise with Lesley Sharp in grey t-shirt with tag chain


Kae Tempest's powerful new version of the Greek tragedy Philoctetes is directed by Ian Rickson (Translations) with Lesley Sharp as the mighty warrior

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Rockets and Blue Lights poster

Rockets and Blue Lights

Winsome Pinnock's award-winning play is a powerfully personal voyage through time.

Our Royal Exchange Theatre co-production opens on 25 August.


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Under Milk Wood - a character being borne into the sky by a strange fish-shaped balloon

Under Milk Wood

Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Siân Phillips feature in the acting company breathing new life into Dylan Thomas’ poetic masterpiece. Lyndsey Turner directs.

16 June–24 July 2021

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After Life - poster image of a pair of old, white canvas basketball high-top trainers, floating above a teal coloured carpet, in an otherwise bare room with white walls

After Life

If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?

Our Dofrman theatre reopens with this surreal and powerfully human new play by Jack Thorne

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In the West End and on tour

The Ocean at the End of the Lane poster illustration with a young boy in pajamas on a country lane, looking up at a lightning-filled sky

Ocean at the End of the Lane

Our acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, transfers to the West End from October.

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Hadestown - a single red flower held in a hand against a dark background


Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning Best New Musical and winner of the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album returns to New York and on tour.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Our production of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel returns to London in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

From November at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

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Ben Miles, Adam Godley and Simon Russell Beale in The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway

Following sold-out runs at the National Theatre, the Park Avenue Armory and London's West End, The Lehman Trilogy begins performances on Broadway this autumn, with limited sesons in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2022.

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