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November 2018 - April 2019 at the National Theatre

Tickets for the new season go on sale to the general public on Friday 9 November. Member booking for the forthcoming season opens from 23 October - find out about becoming a member.


A ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece, looking at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead.

More information on Tartuffe

Tartuffe the Imposter poster - an expensive contemporary interior, with the lower half of a figure in dirty workclothes, laying on a sofa

Top Girls

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Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions.

Buy tickets for Top Girls

Top Girls poster - 4 pairs of legs standing against a tiled wall


This provocative new play zeroes in on the limits of our compassion and what happens when society deems anyone beyond forgiveness.

More information on Downstate

Downstate poster - a pixellated image of suburban house with a map pin above it
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other poster - a steamed up car winscreen
The Winter's Tale - photo of Gabby Wong in a bear suit (bear head in hands)

More performances announced


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

Buy tickets for Follies

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

Final performances already announced

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.

Buy tickets for I'm Not Running

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.

Buy tickets for War Horse

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


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

Buy tickets for Hadestown

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

The Tell-Tale Heart

A twisted, graphic and darkly-comic, contemporary reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic, from director Anthony Neilson

Buy tickets for The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart marketing image, a red background with a close up of an eye with a white line through


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

Buy tickets for Stories

Stories poster

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

Buy tickets for Courage Everywhere

Courage Everywhere poster - votes for women

In the West End

The Curious Incident... at the Piccadilly Theatre

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Following an acclaimed UK and International tour, the smash-hit National Theatre production returns to London for a strictly limited season.

Find out more and book tickets

The Lehman Trilogy - a tightrope walker above the New York skyline
Nine Night - procession of mourners
Home I'm Darling. Photograph of Katherine Parkinson, wearing a 1950s floral skirt and an apron, holding a tray with two cocktails