Need some post-Christmas week theatre? Try this!

If you find yourselves in need of a bit of theatre next week, don’t forget that the National’s Friday Rush starts at 1.00pm tomorrow, but you have to be quick – tickets for all shows only £10, so they go quickly!

You can get seats for all next week’s performances (subject to availability) for just £10!

Find the Friday Rush Landing Page here

Or, if you don’t fancy going out, find the online theatre treats at very reasonable prices from the NT at Home online service.

However you enjoy it, happy theatregoing!

Black British Theatre Awards 2022

Now into its fourth year, the Black British Theatre Awards will this year take its awards ceremony to the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre on Sunday October 16th.

Featuring a wide array of talent, the awards, co-founded by Omar F Okai and Solange Urdang, celebrate Black British talent on display over the last theatrical year.

You can find a list of the nominees at their website, here

National Theatre Archive opens for London Open House

Booking is now open for daily tours of the National Theatre next week.

The one-hour tour will include an overview of what the Archive collects and what it does; plus there will be a tour of our public research spaces and basement stores. You will be able to get hands on with the National Theatre’s history!

The tours are on Monday at 11.00am, Tuesday at 11.30am, Thursday at 2.00pm and Friday at 4.00pm. Places are limited, so early booking is advised.

For more information, and bookings, see here

Over 50 National Theatre Talks now available on YouTube

The National Theatre has for many years presented Platform events featuring actors, directors, writers,musicians and others involved in the production of the NT’s works, but until recently these events were not available unless you attended in person.

Now the National are sharing over 50 of their recent events, usually averaging around 40 minutes long, on their YouTube channel.

Dip into a fascinating roster of some of the theatre’s most significant contributors, including Stephen Sondheim, Judi Dench, Neil Gaiman, Sam Mendes, Imelda Staunton, Olivia Coleman, Nathan Lane, Ruth Wilson, Alan Bennett, Tom Stoppard, Nicholas Hytner, Helen McCrory, Rae Smith, Simon Stephens, Adrian Lester, David Byrne, Michael Palin, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Peter Hall, Simon McBurney, Michael Frayn, Danny Boyle and many others.

And then of course if your interest has been piqued to see a particular production, then chances are you can watch it in the National’s online offering, where many of their shows can be purchased for home viewing.

You can find the link to the list by clicking the Theatre Recordings option on this page, where you’ll also find podcast and other resources to bring you closer to the work of the National – and all for free! Enjoy!


THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN Image by Simon Sorted from NT website

Here’s another NT talks event you can stream live for free.

On Friday 27th May at 1.00pm BST, you can join writer Anupama Chandrasekhar and director Indhu Rubasingham to discuss their new production, The Father and the Assassin, with broadcaster and film-maker Bidisha.

If you miss the talk, you can catch up using the same link you will receive when you register for the talk.

To register for the live-stream, click here.