Backstage Tours

Our knowledgeable and entertaining guides will lead you through backstage areas, following in the footsteps of the greatest theatre-makers, and reveal the secrets that bring our work to the stage.

For further information and to find out when tours are operating, please e-mail tours@nationaltheatre.org.uk or call 020 7452 3000.

Backstage Tours with view behind the scenes

September 2012

The National Theatre is changing - inside and outside, in our public spaces and behind the scenes, as part of an £80m redevelopment called NT Future.
We have chosen to keep tours running whilst this exciting work is ongoing, but there may be some changes to the spaces that can be visited and the times that tours can run. For further information please e-mail info@nationaltheatre.org.uk or call 020 7452 3400 to find out when tours are running.

For further information on NT Future, please visit ntfuture.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End
  • NYT - Selfie
  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects