The National Theatre

In our three theatres on the South Bank in London, the National presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics, with seven or eight productions in repertory at any one time. It aims constantly to 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. At the Studio, the National offers a space for research and development for the NT's stages and the theatre as a whole. Through the NT Education department, tomorrow's audiences are addressed. Through an extensive programme of Platform performances, backstage tours, foyer music, exhibitions and free outdoor entertainment it recognises that the theatre doesn't begin and end with the rise and fall of the curtain. And by touring, the national shares its work with audiences in the UK and abroad.

The National's first performance - with Peter O'Toole as Hamlet - was given in 1963, under Laurence Olivier's Directorship.

For its first 13 years, the Company worked at the Old Vic Theatre, while waiting for its new home to be completed. In 1976, under Peter Hall, the move took place and the building was opened by The Queen. Since its inception, the National has presented nearly 500 plays, and several different productions can be seen in any one week. Successors to Peter Hall as Director of the Royal National Theatre have been Richard Eyre from 1988 to 1997, Trevor Nunn from 1997 to 2003 and Nicholas Hytner who took over in April 2003.


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Connected mandy members:

Richard Watson
Richard Watson
Props Supervisor
2019, Hansard, Props Supervisor
Lyttelton Theatre
Sarah Devi Giubilini
Sarah Devi Giubilini
Costume Maker
2019, Follies, Ladies workroom assistant
National theatre
Chloe Turner
Chloe Turner
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Draw Me Close, Stage Manager
The Young Vic
Beatrice King
Beatrice King
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Downstate, Assistant Stage Manager - Dep
The National Theatre
Lucy North
Lucy North
Actor
2019, All of Us (Rehearsed Reading), Poppy
National Theatre Studios
Amelia Thomson
Amelia Thomson
Scenic Artist
2018, Work Experience, Assistant Designer
Joseph Theobold
Joseph Theobold
Lighting Operator
2018, WarHorse UK Tour, Deputy Head of Lighting and Video
Joseph Theobold
Joseph Theobold
Lighting Technician
2018, WarHorse UK Tour, Deputy Head of Lighting and Video
Touring
Sarah Ford
Sarah Ford
Wardrobe Manager
2018, Warhorse, Wardrobe Assistant
UK Tour
Rachel Dingle
Rachel Dingle
Set Designer
2018, Various Productions including 'Follies' and 'George and the Dragon', Dresser
Olivier Theatre
Catherine Kapff
Catherine Kapff
Stage Manager
2018, Translations, Prop Buyer, Grade 3
Kenton Jordan Thomas
2018, The Winters Tale, Florizel
The National Theatre
Fiona Parker
Fiona Parker
Costume Supervisor
2018, The Tell Tale Heart, Costume Supervisor
Dorfman Theatre
Marco Savo
Marco Savo
Production Manager
2018, The National Theatre, Multiskilled Stage Technician
The Royal National Theatre
Chris Fung
Chris Fung
Actor
2018, The Lehman Trilogy, Ensemble
The Lyttelton Theatre
Kate Sketchley
2018, The Lehman Trilogy, Banker
The Royal National Theatre
Mark Steere
Mark Steere
Actor
2018, The Lehman Trilogy, Bank employee
The National Theatre
Gary Bland
Gary Bland
Actor
2018, The Lehman Trilogy, Lehman Employee
Lyttelton Theatre
Saskia Marland
2018, The Lehman Brothers, Banker
The National Theatre
Catherine Kapff
Catherine Kapff
Stage Manager
2018, The Great Wave, Prop Buyer, Grade 3

The National Theatre Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

National Theatre Company, National Theatre England, Royal National Theatre, The National, The Royal National Theatre