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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

Rutherford and Son | About the play

What is Rutherford and Son about, and why is it a modern classic?

Peter Gynt | Trailer

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

Small Island | Windrush passenger Alford Gardner visits

During rehearsals, Alford Gardner came to share his story with the cast and creative team.

Top Girls | Audience reactions

What are audiences saying about this new production of Caryl Churchill's landmark play?

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