Go backstage with digital programmes

National Theatre programmes enriched with interactive features, exclusive films and audio

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Specially designed for tablet and mobile

Everything you expect in print – production and rehearsal photographs, articles, cast lists, biographies, and much more

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Exclusive video and audio

Access all areas with unseen interviews and bonus audio content – see Benedict Cumberbatch rehearsing a fight scene for Hamlet or listen to Tom Hiddleston’s audio commentary for Coriolanus.

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Interactive Features

Interact in a whole new way – play wonder.land’s Zombie Swarm game, draw your own digital painting in Jane Eyre or learn to make origami from As You Like It.

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Buy once. Enjoy everywhere

Purchase a digital programme once and access it on both your iPad and iPhone – discover more about productions whenever and wherever you like

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Download Now

Purchase now from within the free Backstage app, search National Theatre Backstage on the App store (currently available for iPad and iPhone).

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Digital programmes can be purchased from within the free National Theatre Backstage app. Download the Backstage app

At the moment the National Theatre Backstage app is only available on iOS devices. An Android version of the app is currently in development.

For best performance and quality, National Theatre Backstage has been designed for iOS 8.0 and above. We hope to release the app for earlier versions of iOS in the future.

Open the National Theatre Backstage app; select the programme you would like to buy in the ’Digital Programmes‘ section; then, on the programme page, swipe the ’swipe to buy‘ button.

Please delete the National Theatre Backstage app and reinstall it on your device. You won’t lose your previous purchases. If you are experiencing further difficulties or want to report a technical problem please email apps@nationaltheatre.org.uk