Tickets available on the day for performances at the National Theatre
Day Tickets for productions in the Olivier and Lyttelton Theatres are available on the day of performance, in person only at the National Theatre and subject to availability. They are available for every show from 9.30am on the day of performance (12 noon on Sundays when there is a performance and varying times on Bank Holidays).
Day Tickets are usually £12 and often offer a restricted view. They may be limited to two per person and are sold from the Box Office on the ground floor.
Day Tickets for productions in The Shed are available on the day of the performance in person, by telephone and online and subject to availability. They are available for every show from 12 noon on the day of performance. Day Tickets are usually £12 and often offer a restricted view. They are limited to two per person.
Standing: £5 tickets are available after all seats have been sold.
Standby: Available 90 minutes before the performance, subject to availability.
£15 off top three prices in the Olivier and Lyttelton (except for Travelex productions).
During Previews all standby tickets are £20
Reduced Standby: £10 from 45 minutes before the performance, in person only with ID. Students, Stage Pass, SOLT, NCA, & theatre union members and unemployed. Subject to availability, for Olivier and Lyttelton productions only.
Some customer returns may be available on the day, from the performance desk for each show, which opens 90 minutes before the start time. Please note that all returned tickets will be sold at full price; we cannot offer concessions or discounts on these tickets.
For very popular shows we would recommend queuing as early as possible to have the greatest chance of getting returned tickets. We cannot guarantee that there will be returns available.
Concessions for performances at the National Theatre
Under 18yrs half price (available online)
for Monday − Friday evenings and all matinees. The half-price discount excludes Travelex productions, The Shed and any tickets under £24.
Senior Citizen (60+) (available online)
For midweek matinees, save £20 on £47 and £38 tickets in the Lyttelton and Olivier, and £10 on top price tickets for Travelex productions.
Disabled People (available online but requires registration)
£15 + one companion at the same price (£12 for Travelex productions). Available online for Access List customers only. To join FREE visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/accesslist or call 020 7452 3000
Disabled rates for West End productions vary. Visit the West End theatres' websites for details.
Discounts available for People.
Find out more about group bookings at the National Theatre − call 020 7452 3010 or visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/groups
8 – 11 people £2 off top two prices
12 – 19 people £4 off top two prices
20+ people £6 off top two prices plus one free ticket for the group organiser
School and college bookings
10+ people under 19yrs: £12
10+ people 19 – 25yrs: £15
Excludes Saturday evenings and Travelex £12 productions.
To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy seats at our lowest price range, £12 tickets for Olivier and Lyttelton productions (that are not part of the Travelex season) will now be limited to two per customer, per production. (You may buy an additional two £12 tickets for under-18yrs.)
Ticket Exchanges / Cancellations
There are no refunds. However, tickets may be exchanged for a later performance or credit vouchers, on condition that we receive the tickets at least 24 hours before the performance (7 days for group bookings). There is an administration fee of £2 per ticket.
If you are not able to return the ticket(s) to the box office at least 24 hours before the performance, we may be able to resell them on your behalf. If the ticket(s) are successfully resold you will receive a credit voucher, minus an administration fee of £2 per ticket, however, please note that we must sell all of our own tickets first, before we will offer returned tickets for resale. Even for productions which have previously sold out we cannot guarantee successful resale of all returned tickets. We can transfer tickets to a friend or relative if you can find someone else to use them.
Please contact the box office for more information or to make arrangements for an exchange or return.
phone: +44 (0)20 7452 3000
Tickets are valid only when issued by the National Theatre or an authorised agent.
Tickets may not, without written consent of the National Theatre, be resold for commercial purposes or at a premium, nor may it be packaged or used for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes.
If a ticket is sold in breach of this condition, the bearer of the ticket will be refused admission.
Further information about shows and attending performances
Strobe lighting, smoke effects and gunshots are sometimes used in productions; details are available from the Information Desk after the first preview.
Concessions are limited and allocated at the management's discretion.
Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
Unless a performance is expressly stated to permit entry to children under the age of four, children under the age of four are not permitted to enter the auditoriums but are welcome in the foyers.
If parents or guardians would like guidance on the content and suitability of individual NT plays, please call the Information Desk on 020 7452 3400.
The NT reserves the right to refuse admission and may request any Ticket holders and Learning Event participants to leave or during performances if it considers it to be necessary or desirable to do so.
The NT may also, on certain occasions, have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of its patrons.
The NT will not permit cans or glass containers to be brought into the auditorium.
Mobile phones and other electronic equipment must be switched off (not silenced) before entering the auditorium.
The NT and any authorised third parties may carry out general filming and sound recording in or about the venue. By attending NT productions or events, you consent to you and your party being included in and to the commercial exploitation of such films and recordings without payment.