News: National Theatre announces free virtual courses for young people nationwide to learn theatre-making skills

As the theatre industry continues to face huge challenges and the National Theatre closes again under new coronavirus restrictions, the NT is prioritising its work with young people across the UK to provide opportunities for them to take part in creative activities and find new ways to explore theatre-making. The NT is collaborating with freelance... Continue Reading →

News: National Theatre announces The Normal Heart and Dick Whittington On-Sale for Olivier in-the-round Season

For one year only, pantomime comes to the National Theatre. Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd’s hilarious and heartfelt version of Dick Whittington, first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018 and freshly updated for 2020, will open in the socially distanced Olivier theatre on the 11 December. Directed by Ned Bennett, this wild and inventive production... Continue Reading →

News: National Theatre to re-open the Olivier for socially distanced audiences from October

The Olivier theatre is to be significantly remodelled in order to stage a season of performances in-the-round, which will achieve an audience capacity of almost 500 while maintaining social distancing for audiences.  The National Theatre will reopen to audiences on the 21 October, for the first time since closing in March, with Death of England: Delroy, a new... Continue Reading →

News: New dates announced for West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which was scheduled to begin performances this autumn, has been postponed. The acclaimed production will now open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2021, with previews beginning from 23 October 2021, playing for a limited run.  Whilst government recently made the welcome announcement that performances can resume indoors, they can do so... Continue Reading →

News: National Theatre to resume performances with new play, Death of England: Delroy

Today the National Theatre announces its commitment to begin creating new work again, with plans to resume socially-distanced live performances in the Olivier Theatre in late October. A new one-person play, Death of England: Delroy, by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, will be directed by Dyer, and performed by Giles Terera. This follows on from Dyer and Williams’ play Death of England,... Continue Reading →

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