Contact Us

National Theatre
Upper Ground
South Bank
London SE1 9PX

How to get to the National Theatre

Ticket bookings and availability

Book online
(24 hours)

Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3000
Group bookings +44 (0)20 7452 3010

Box Office opening hours are 9.30am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday (except for bank holidays), and on Sunday 12 noon to 6pm in person and 12 noon to 3pm by phone on performance days (please check the calendar for details).

Read more detailed information about booking tickets.

If you have tickets for a performance that you can no longer attend, find out about ticket exchanges and returns.

You can also find out about the benefits of becoming a National Theatre Member.

General Information

+44 (0)20 7452 3000

Contact the Box Office for general information about the National Theatre including whether strobe lighting, smoke effects and gunshots are used in any productions (details are available after the first preview) and guidance on the content and suitability of individual NT plays for parents or guardians. See above for opening hours.

You can also read more About the National, see our Annual Reports, discover some of the History of the National Theatre, find out Who's who on our Board and Executive and get a taste of what it's like working front of house at the National.



To comment on your experiences whilst at the National Theatre, including complaints, please email


The new Bookshop is now open. View images and details here.

You can also visit our online shop, where you can order current programmes, playtexts and more.

Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3456

Food and Drink

To reserve a table or enquire about places to eat and drink at the National:

House Restuarant 020 7452 3600
Terrace Restuarant
020 7452 3555
Email your reservation to

Hospitality and Private Hire

Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3999

The following contacts are available Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm (except bank holidays)

Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3333

Priority Members
Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3254

Supporting Cast, Patron, Benefactor & Life Benefactor
Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3218

Access comments and suggestions
Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3284

Lost Property
Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3473

Telephone +44 (0)20 7452 3388

Telephone/Fax +44 (0)20 7452 3135
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Costumes Hire
Telephone +44 (0)20 7735 4774

Props Hire
Tel +44 (0)20 7820 1358

Tel +44 (0)20 7452 3235

Literary Department: Unsolicited Play Submissions
We are happy to receive and consider unsolicited scripts from the UK and Ireland. We do not accept or consider synopses or treatments, just full script submissions. Scripts should be sent in hard copy with a covering letter to Sarah Clarke, Literary Administrator at the NT's usual postal address with a SAE for their return, if desired. We cannot accept any submissions by email.

Please contact Sarah on with any further literary enquiries only.

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