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Welcome to the National Theatre

On the South Bank of the Thames, in London, the National Theatre presents up to 25 new shows a year. There are three theatres, a learning centre, theatre tours, restaurants, a riverside bar and a bookshop.

Our productions also play in the West End and on tour. We broadcast to cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live, stream plays free to UK schools, and produce a wealth of digital content about theatre. Find out more about the National Theatre.

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Featured Content, News and Events

Mr Gum | Young critics

We invited some young critics into the rehearsal room for Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!

Peter Gynt | Trailer

James McArdle is Peter Gynt. Ibsen's most famous hero, in a radical new version of Peer Gynt.

Public Acts | As You Like It

As You Like It is the second production of Public Acts - the National Theatre's nationwide initiative to create extraordinary acts of community and theatre.

All Kinds of Limbo | Behind the Scenes of the VR experience

Singer Nubiya Brandon takes us on a VR journey through classical, grime, reggae and calypso.

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