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National Theatre Collection Appeal

Help ensure that drama is part of every child's education

National Theatre Collections Appeal - image composite of a selection of productions featuring in the Collection

National Theatre Collection Appeal

In September, we launched National Theatre Collection, a new partnership with Bloomsbury and ProQuest that will make British theatre available to the global education sector.

The collection currently includes 30 titles and features a wide range of works regularly studied at secondary/high school and degree level. With your help, we will expand the range of productions available on the platform, and increase its reach so that, by March 2022, millions of young people will be able to access our work in UK classrooms.

We hope you will consider supporting this project by making a donation, ensuring that high-quality theatre remains part of a rich and broad education for young people.

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Supporters of NT Collection


The National Theatre Collection is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondation Hoffmann, the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, The Attwood Education Foundation, The Cranshaw Corporation for Mrs. Robert I. MacDonald and members of the NT Collection Syndicate.


Other ways to support


There are so many ways you can support us in our mission to make world class theatre available for everyone. Whether you'd like to join as a Member, become a Patron, or even leave a gift in your will, you can find out more here.

Partners of the National Theatre Collection


National Theatre Collection is available through Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online and renowned EdTech leader ProQuest.

Lisa Burger, Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre said, “We are delighted to launch National Theatre Collection in partnerships with Bloomsbury and ProQuest. This new service will provide a comprehensive insight into British theatre-making and aims to transform learning in schools, libraries and universities across the globe in today’s increasingly digital age. We believe that accessibility to theatre is of paramount importance and an integral part of a broad education. We would like to express our continued gratitude to the rightsholders of these materials who have made this new service possible and helped us to share a rich and broad collection across the globe”.

Jenny Ridout, Global Head of Academic Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC said, “It is exciting to be taking our longstanding publishing relationship with the National Theatre forward in this landmark digital collaboration. The National Theatre Collection on our educational platform Drama Online will give students and scholars the world over the opportunity to study and enjoy a wealth of theatre productions alongside the playtexts and works of scholarship in one expertly curated digital space. This new partnership will ensure that world-class theatre has a lasting impact, inspiring the theatre makers and performers of the future. We are also delighted to be working with the NT in delivering their wider educational mission, supporting The National Theatre Schools Collection, which will ensure all UK state school pupils have free access to the work of their national theatre”.

Katie Birch, Director of Product Management at ProQuest said, “ProQuest is thrilled to partner with the National Theatre to help scholars everywhere access an incomparable wealth of diverse content. Many students are simply not able to invest the time and funds into traveling to see the National Theatre’s world-class productions. This new collaboration creates unprecedented opportunities for research, teaching and learning in the performing arts, all with the power of streaming video and primary sources.”

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