Theatre Props Videos

The National Theatre, London, offers a wide variety of short educational videos that allow teachers and students of theatre to gain a valuable insight into many aspects of a large, modern theatre company.

Below is a selection of quick clips about props, covering what the prop department does and different types of theatre properties such as soft props, graphical props, scenic props, food props, and furniture and lighting props. They also address the sometimes tricky area of sourcing props for a production.


As each video is only a few minutes long, these bite-sized chunks are easily digested by your students and serve as a great introduction to the world of theatre properties.

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