National Theatre Future Project

“NT Future touches every part of our building. We have worked very hard to keep costs as low as possible and to focus on improvements that will make the biggest difference for artists and audiences.”

Lisa Burger, Chief Operating Officer and Project Sponsor
Greened terrace


Far from increasing our running costs, the redevelopment will actually give us the opportunity to earn an extra £1 million each year.

We’ll earn the extra £1 million from having more seats in the new Dorfman Theatre, new catering facilities, an improved shop and by using 30% less energy.

However, we’ll be keeping new build to a minimum – only 5% of the whole building, and instead make better use of what we already have.

NT Future is all about our commitment to sustaining the building itself and its finances, to secure our national theatre for the next 35 years and beyond.