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July 2018 - January 2019 at the National Theatre

Tickets go on sale to the general public for the new season on 12 July. Member booking is now open - find out about becoming a member.

Antony and Cleopatra with Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes

I’m Not Running

David Hare's explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions.

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I'm Not Running by David Hare, with image of Siân Brooke

War Horse

Eleven years after its NT debut, War Horse returns to the National Theatre to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

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War Horse poster: close-up photo of a horse's face overlaid with a cartoon of horse and rider

The Prisoner

Peter Brook and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne return to London with a provocative study of what it means to be free.

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The Prisoner - A man perched on a ledge on a wall

Courage Everywhere

A series of rehearsed readings, talks and screenings, to mark the 100th anniversary of (some) women in the UK gaining the right to vote

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Courage Everywhere poster - votes for women

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart is a twisted, graphic and darkly-comic, contemporary reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic, from director Anthony Neilson

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A close up image of an eye on a red background


Following the critically acclaimed Consent, Nina Raine returns to the National Theatre with this funny and touching new play

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Stories poster

More performances announced

The Lehman Trilogy - a tightrope walker above the New York skyline

Exit the King

Patrick Marber directs his new version of Eugène Ionesco's Exit the King, with Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma

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Exit the King - Photos of Indira Varma (Queen Marguerite),  Rhys Ifans (King Berenger), Amy Morgan (Queen Marie), Derek Griffiths (The Guard), Debra Gillett (The Nurse) and Adrian Scarborough (The Doctor) as playing card characters


After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.

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Follies - close-up photo of a woman in make-up

Final performances already announced


A new musical mixing modern American folk with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine Orpheus' journey to the underworld.

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

In the West End

The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre
Nine Night - procession of mourners