London theatre news
Curious Incident announces closing date
30 December 2016
After nearly five successful years in London, the National Theatre has announced the final extension of its West End run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The show will close on 3 June 2017.
No Man's Land in cinemas
14 December 2016
Sean Mathias' acclaimed production of No Man's Land, currently at Wyndham's Theatre and starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, is scheduled for a live cinema screening tomorrow, 15 December 2016.
River Stage 2016 at the National
27 August 2016
River Stage - a free outdoor arts festival - has been running at the National since July, but this Bank Holiday weekend is your last chance to catch it.
Sunset at the Villa Thalia
24 May 2016
Starting tomorrow (25 May 2016) in the National's Dorfman Theatre, is this new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Simon Godwin.
The Threepenny Opera
16 May 2016
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's play with music, with Rory Kinnear as Macheath and adapted by Simon Stephens, starts in the Olivier Theatre in just 2 day's time on 18 May 2016.
Temporary Theatre to close
20 April 2016
The red wooden box with what look like four chimneys - otherwise known as the National's Temporary Theatre - which currently resides in Theatre Square, is heading for closure with the final performance on Saturday 7 May 2016.
National Theatre Live - encore screenings
13 April 2016
UK and international repeat screenings for Hangmen, The Audience, A View from the Bridge, War Horse, Frankenstein and One Man, Two Guvnors from 16 April 2016 ...
The James Plays on tour
8 April 2016
Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Great Britain, these three plays are touring the UK - currently at King's Theatre, Glasgow.
Henry V Film Screening
7 April 2016
As part of its celebrations for the anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the National Theatre is presenting a free screening of the 1944 version of Henry V starring Laurence Olivier. Takes place on 22 April 2016 at 8pm ...
War Horse - the final gallop
11 March 2016
It's into the last furlong - or maybe less - for the show which has become a puppetry institution. To commemorate the final performance at the New London Theatre, there's a pre-show dicussion.
War Horse UK Tour - 2017/18
8 March 2016
The National Theatre's acclaimed production of War Horse, begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017 at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury - tickets are now on sale ...
Moving Stories at The National
11 February 2016
Still looking for something to do on Valentine's Day? What about this fundraising performance for the United Nations Refugee Agency at the National?
Introduction to Directing
27 January 2016
Fancy being a director? If you're 16-21 then now's the time to get a few tips from the National Theatre thanks to their directing course which starts in March - but you need to get your skates on and apply by Tuesday 9 February 2016 ...
Connections 500: Festivals 2016
25 January 2016
The 21st year of the National Theatre's Connections involving 500 youth theatre companies and 10,000 young people from all over the UK, is nearing the festival stage where you can see performances at professional theatres ...
How to Talk About Plays
10 January 2016
How do you watch a show and then talk about it? What is theatre criticism? Is there a difference between argument and opinion? To help you find answers to these questions, the National Theatre are running a course for young people aged 16-21 ...
National Theatre Live - Coriolanus
18 September 2015
War Horse to close next year
18 September 2015
7 September 2015