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Reopening the National Theatre

The National Theatre reopens for performances in June 2021.

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The National Theatre building is currently closed.  We look forward to welcoming you back for live performances on the South Bank from June. 

New shows

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

Written by Jack Thorne from a concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Jack Thorne, comes a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives. Adapted from Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film, After Life.

2 June–24 July 2021

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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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