An exciting new programme of creative and practical workshops for families starts this autumn in the Clore Learning Centre at the National Theatre.

FAMILY DAYS take place once a month and include a mix of drop-in activities and ticketed workshops. They are designed for children aged 6–12 and adults to enjoy together.

Discover the skills and secrets behind productions at the National Theatre...

  • Have a go at designing a costume 
  • Learn how our actors perform realistic fights on stage
  • Find out how music is used in NT productions and try your hand at composing
  • Meet some of the team who work behind the scenes to bring NT productions to life

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult may only be responsible for up to three children. 

Upcoming Family Day: Saturday 6 December
Discover Treasure Island 

Treasure Island: Stage Combat
11.30am – 1pm  

Prop-Making – Buried Treasure
11am – 1pm and 3 – 5pm 

All Aboard! – A Pirate’s Life at Sea
2 – 3.30pm

Tickets £5 per adult, £3 per child/young person

Tickets can be booked online or via the box office on 020 7452 3000

Workshops are only suitable for children and young people aged 8+. Children under the age of 8 years old will not be admitted. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult may only be responsible for up to 3 children.


Fight Director Bret Yount gives families a unique insight into the fight sequences created for the show and introduces a range of moves that can be used to create a realistic pirate brawl.

Join our prop-makers to find out how some of the items used in the show were made and have a go at creating a gold coin for your own treasure chest.

Step into a world filled with deadly curses, ferocious pirates and stormy seas and explore Jim’s thrilling voyage from Black Cove to Treasure Island.

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