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Coming up in 2021

We can't wait to welcome you back for live performances.

Become a member of the National Theatre and get early access to tickets for new shows like Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island.

Booking soon at the South Bank

Trouble in Mind - multi-exposure photo of the head (in profile) and shoulders of a black woman in a high-shoulderd coat, casting a shadow on the off-white background

Trouble in Mind

Nancy Medina directs Tanya Moodie (Motherland) in this radical satire of racism in theatre, considered the masterpiece of Alice Childress.

​Public booking opens Thursday 7 October.

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Wuthering Heights poster with Ash Hunter and Lucy McCormick wearing contemporary outfits, jumping

Wuthering Heights

Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s story of love, revenge and redemption into a passionate and powerful theatrical experience.

Public booking opens Thursday 7 October.

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Small Island poster. A photo of the original production with Hortense ( Leah Harvey) standing before a projection of HMT Empire Windrush with silhouettes of people queuing to board.

Small Island

Our acclaimed and 'spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel' (★★★★★​ Observer) returns to the Olivier theatre.

Public booking opens Thursday 7 October.

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Now booking at the South Bank

The Normal Heart - Dino Fetscher and Ben Daniels in rehearsal

The Normal Heart

Marking 35 years since its explosive UK premiere, Dominic Cooke directs Larry Kramer’s ground-breaking play about love and anger during the 1980s AIDS crisis. 


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Hex poster image - the Title spelt out in what looks like bones, tied together with rope, the letters surrounded by small lights, against a backdrop of black sacking material


Rosalie Craig is among the cast of this mythic, big-hearted, new musical based on Sleeping Beauty. Rufus Norris directs with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

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East is East graffitied image with a figure in profile, wearing a parka coat on a rendered, yellow wall.

East is East

This 'magnificent revival of a culture-clash classic' (★★★★★ Guardian) reopens our Lyttelton theatre next month.

3 weeks only from Thursday 7 October.

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Manor poster image with Nancy Carrol holding a china dog, with the face of Shaun Evans reflected in a pane of broken glass


An explosive mix of people must survive the weather and each other. A darkly comic new play by Moria Buffini with Nancy Carroll and Shaun Evans.

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Rockets and Blue Lights poster

Rockets and Blue Lights

It's the final weeks of our 'ambitious and humane' (★★★★★ The Independent) new play by Winsome Pinnock.

Must end Saturday 9 October.

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Now booking in the West End, on Broadway 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 stage version of the novel by Neil Gaiman opens at the Duke of York's Theatre next month.

Extended to 23 April 2022 due to popular demand.

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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

The National's production of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel plays London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

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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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