National Theatre Future Project

“I’ll never forget how exciting the National Theatre felt when I first walked into it; and NT Future is all about opening it up – both metaphorically and physically – to more people.”

Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre 2003-2015

Your new, transformed National Theatre is almost ready.

By the time NT Future is complete, the NT will be a place where people can explore and make theatre as well as watch it, and an organisation committed to sharing its skills and expertise beyond the profession – a place that is open to everyone.

We are so close to achieving our fundraising target and completing NT Future. We have under £1 million left to reach our £80 million target. We’d like to thank the more than 140,000 donors who have supported NT Future so far but if you haven’t donated, it’s not too late to make a difference. You can still name a seat in the Dorfman Theatre or a paving stone on our outdoor Weston Terrace, or make a donation from £100 before 30 June to have your name included on our Supporters Mural and help us cross the finish line.

Donations of all sizes are welcome and will be matched pound for pound by a challenge grant in this final crucial stage of NT Future. For example, a gift of £100, which is eligible for Gift Aid at £25, becomes a contribution of £250 to the NT.

Please give today and create a theatre for tomorrow.

Why not start exploring some of the most important benefits of NT Future using the links on the left or watch the above film where Rory Kinnear and Penelope Wilton venture backstage?