National Theatre

Tell Us Your Stories

We need your stories about the National Theatre.

Collectively, your memories are helping to create a unique record that is forming a vital part of the history of the National Theatre, stored in the Archive for future generations to explore.

Give us your memory and see it appear in a timeline beside hundreds of others, from Alan Bennett's to Tom Hiddleston's.

What are your memories of the National Theatre? What was your favourite production? Who did you see it with? Was it in London or on tour or via NT Live? Whose performance lingers in your memory? What made you laugh? What made you think?

Fill in the form below, or email your memory to us at

Every Memory Matters.

About You

Your Memory

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Terms and Conditions

Thank you for sharing your memory. We will share your story online, along with the name you gave us and the year of your memory. By submitting your memory you are making this content available under the Creative Commons Attribution licence.

We ask for an email address so that you can find your memory in the online visualiser. For monitoring purposes we may use your email address to send you a research survey. We may also contact you with regards to an extended interview about your relationship with the National Theatre.

You can unsubscribe from emails by clicking the unsubscribe link on the email itself. This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.