Travel information for disabled customers.
The drop-off point for cars and taxis for all three theatres and visitors to the Stage Door is on Cottesloe Avenue (next to the IBM building).
The car park below the National is open seven days a week, 6am–1am, check ahead for bank holiday opening times. For free parking, Blue Badge holders should take their badge, theatre ticket and car park ticket to the Information Desk in the main foyer Blue Badge holders can park anywhere in the car park and there are spaces near the lifts reserved for use by disabled people. There is a ramped entrance with semi-automatic doors to the basement foyer and lifts.
For up-to-date information on road closures and other traffic problems, go to our Travel to the NT page.
Numerous buses stop at or near Waterloo, including: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521, X68, Riverside Bus (RV1).
Stationlink provide a fully-accessible, low-floor bus service stopping at Waterloo. Route 705 runs every 30 minutes, linking Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, London Bridge, Waterloo, St Thomas' Hospital, Victoria, Victoria Coach Station and Paddington.
Waterloo, Southwark or cross the river via Golden Jubilee Bridges from Charing Cross/Embankment.
Waterloo, Waterloo East or cross the river via Golden Jubilee Bridges from Charing Cross.
Full details from Transport for London:
24hr travel info 020 7222 1234
(for all public transport in London)
Textphone: 020 7918 3015
If you require a taxi, please ask at the Information Desk in the main foyer on the Ground Floor.
There are bicycle racks on Theatre and Cottesloe Avenues.
Arriving at the National Theatre
All entrances have wide, glass swing doors. There are semi-automatic doors on either side of the main riverside entrance. The floor in the main entrance foyer is granite, with a hard brick surface marking the transition from the main entrance to the four main lifts and the Lyttelton foyer. Mezzanine restaurant, the Terrace Bar and Food and Olivier Cafes have hardwood floors. The rest of the building is carpeted, with the cloakrooms, Lyttelton Café and all bars edged with granite paving. A hard wood floor marks the Djanogly Concert Pitch on the ground floor.
If you'd like to borrow a wheelchair for access to your theatre seat, please phone 020 7452 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your visit.