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:

Syeda Bukhari
Syeda Bukhari
Prop Maker
2018, Macbeth, Grade 2 Prop Maker
Alexandra Cooper
Alexandra Cooper
Wardrobe Assistant
2018, Macbeth, Dresser
Theatre Royal Norwich
Zoe Baron
Zoe Baron
Wardrobe Assistant
2018, Julie, Principal Dresser
Richard Watson
Richard Watson
Props Supervisor
2018, Julie, Props Supervisor
Lyttelton Theatre
Catherine Kapff
Catherine Kapff
Stage Manager
2018, If We Were Older, Prop Supervisor
Ava Gillies
Ava Gillies
Make-up Artist (Assistant)
2018, If We Were Older, WHAM Junior
Catherine Kapff
Catherine Kapff
Stage Manager
2018, Home, I'm Darling, Prop Buyer, Grade 3
Hayley Craven
Hayley Craven
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Hedda Gabler, ASM bk cover
UK and Ireland Tour
Jennifer Browne
Jennifer Browne
Set Designer
2018, Follies, Get out crew
The National Theatre
Chris Lake
Chris Lake
Props Supervisor
2018, Follies, Props Supervisor
Olivier Theatre
Kathryn McGarr
2018, Curious Incident Of The Dog in The Night-TIme, Siobham
Uk Tour
Ava Gillies
Ava Gillies
Make-up Artist (Assistant)
2018, Connections Festival, WHAM Junior
Paulina Domaszewska
Paulina Domaszewska
Costume Designer
2018, Connections 2018, Costume Designer and Supervisor
Ciara McNeely
Ciara McNeely
Project Manager
2018, Assorted, Major Projects Assistant Coordinator
Paulina Domaszewska
Paulina Domaszewska
Costume Designer
2018, Antony and Cleopatra, Costume Supervisor’s Assistant
Tamykha Patterson
Tamykha Patterson
Lighting Programmer
2018, Antony and Cleopatra, 2nd Programmer
Nadia Braz
Nadia Braz
Make-up Artist
2018, Anthony & Cleopatra, Make up Assistant
Andrew Cook
Andrew Cook
Production Manager
2018, An Octoroon, Production Placement
Dorfman Theatre
Charlie Foran
Charlie Foran
Sound No.2 / A2
2018, An Octoroon, Sound No.2
The Dorfman
Catherine Kapff
Catherine Kapff
Stage Manager
2018, Amadeus, 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