The National Theatre

The National Theatre

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The National Theatre

The National Theatre is central to the creative life of the country. In its three theatres on the South Bank in London it presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics from the world repertoire, with seven or eight productions in repertory at one time. And through an extensive programme of amplifying activities - Platform performances, backstage tours, foyer music, publications, exhibitions and outdoor events - it recognises that theatre doesn't begin and end with the rise and fall of the curtain.
The NT endevours to maintain and re-energise the great traditions of the British stage and to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. It aspires to reflect in its repertoire the diversity of our culture. It takes a particular responsibility for the creation of new work - offering at the NT Studio a space for research and development for the NT's stages and the theatre as a whole. The Studio has always played a vital role in developing work for the National's stages. It is also a resource for a wide range of artists working throughout the British theatre, providing an environment in which writers, actors and practitioners of all kinds can explore, experiment and devise new work. The Studio runs inititiatives and bursaries allowing artists the ability to train and develop. Many Trusts and Foundations are vital supporters of the Studio.
Through NT Education, it engages tomorrow's audiences. As THE national theatre, it aims to foster the health of the wider British theatre through policies of collaboration and touring. NT Education encourages active participation on every level, not just through watching plays. Courses enable teachers to develop their own understanding and communication of key works, and performances and post-show discussions take place around the UK, not just the London area.
Supporters may choose to direct their gifts to either of these areas, or to the continued core work of the National Theatre through individual donations, Trusts & Foundations or Corporate sponsorship. However you choose to support us, your donation will be highly valued and you will of course be acknowledged for supporting the National Theatre's work.

Founded 1963

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