This is a sponsored article on behalf of National Theatre.
Founded in 1963, The Royal National Theatre is a theatrical London treasure. It moved to its current home on London’s South Bank in 1976 and over the years has seen performances from big names such as Dame Judi Dench, Richard Griffiths, Helen Mirren and Richard Attenborough. But did you know it’s also a charity?
The National Theatre is changing, inside and out, as part of NT Future - a campaign that began last year and aims to transform, improve and enrich the experience of everyone who visits the theatre. There’ll soon be new spaces for learning, production and recreation, as well as new cafe bars, terraces and even a new theatre.
That’s in addition to the excellent Archive, backstage tours, learning events, workshops and resources that are already available to members of the public. Find out more via this video, featuring actress and friend of the National Theatre, Penelope Wilton:
How can you help? None of these improvements would be possible without the support of the public. Visit http://ntfuture.nationaltheatre.org.uk to read more about the campaign and show your appreciation for what the National Theatre does by making a donation - every bit helps. You can also text 'RNTF01 £10' to 70070 to make a fast and easy £10 donation, it only takes a minute.
If you are able to make a donation between £5-£100, then do it via this competition page before 18 June and you'll be entered into a competition to have a National Theatre seat named after you. That’s your name on a slice of London theatrical history.
In the meantime, National Theatre remains open and as busy as ever. Make sure to pop in next time you’re on South Bank and take a look at what’s going on.