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Things to do at the National Theatre

There's more to a visit than just the shows

Talks, discussions, events and interviews

Actors, directors, designers, historians and more, bring insight to the work on our stages

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Shakespeare at the NT 21st Century Platform talk with Nicholas Hytner
Digital content being viewed on a tablet in the Lyttelton Lounge

Theatre Tours

Our guides lead you backstage, revealing the secrets that bring our work to the stage. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today.

Find out about our tours

Dorfman Theatre seating
View from the Sherling High-Level Walkway

Free Exhibitions

Exhibitions range from photos, costumes and objects from the archive, to specially commissioned installations and interactive VR.

Discover the current exhibitions

we're here because we're here - photo of soldier in Sheffield