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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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


Curious Tour

7 September 2015


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