The Royal National Theatre, more commonly known as the National Theatre, is an off-West End theatre located on the Southbank in London.
Founded by Laurence Olivier in 1963, the National Theatre houses three auditoriums: the 1160-seat Olivier Theatre, the 890-seat Lyttleton Theatre, and the 400-seat Dorfman Theatre.
The Royal National Theatre produces globally renowned theatre and has launched the careers of beloved actors, directors, and writers. Notable productions that have come out of the National in recent years include 'Hadestown', 'War Horse', 'The Lehman Trilogy' and 'People, Places and Things'.
Sam Mendes directs a new play by Jack Throne about the making of Burton and Gielgud’s Hamlet.
Joseph Fiennes stars in James Graham's new play about the England men’s football team.
A new verbatim play about the people at the heart of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Jamie Lloyd directs Lucy Prebble’s examination of love and ethics.
Anupama Chandrasekhar's drama about the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.
The world premiere of a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's dark fantasy novel.
Josie Rourke directs a revival of this Olivier Award-winning play about a family on the brink of poverty.
The UK Tour of Neil Gaiman's best-selling fantasy/adventure novel.
Callum Scott Howells & Rosie Sheely star in Gary Owen's reimagining of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.
Simon Stone's ('Yerma') reimagining of Seneca’s famous tragedy.
The National Theatre's reimagining of Shakespeare's tragedy for a young audience.
The London premiere of an award-winning British musical that serves as a love letter to Sheffield.