Audio-described performances, touch tours and captioned performances
We programme audio-described performances and touch tours for visually impaired people and captioned performances for Deaf or partially hearing visitors.
Relaxed performances are aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability.
National Theatre Backstage Tours are fully accessible and open to all.
The Contego system, an easy-to-use wireless listening device, is now available for use on National Theatre Backstage Tours for the hearing impaired including hearing aid users. Please inform the information staff at the time of booking, if you would like to use the Contego system.
Visit the Backstage Tours page for more information.
Booking Tickets − National Theatre Access List
To book tickets at the Disabled concessionary rate, you will need to be subscribed to our Access List. Read more information, and print off a sign-up form online. For more information, call 020 7452 3000 or enquire at the Lyttelton Information Desk.
Please note that the information on these pages applies to Assisted performances at the National Theatre only.
For access information for our West End shows, visit the following pages:
War Horse, Access information is available on the New London Theatre venue page.
One Man, Two Guvnors, Access information is available on the Theatre Royal Haymarket venue page
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Access information is available on the Apollo Theatre venue page
Untold Stories, contact details for Access information is available on The Duchess Theatre venue page
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