Staging around 25 productions of new plays and classics from the world repertoire each year and with consistently high production values, the National Theatre is the place to experience live theatre that your students will always remember.
Tickets are £12 for groups of 10+, under 19yrs and £15 for groups 19 − 25 yrs. For all group booking enquiries please call 020 7452 3000 or e-mail email@example.com
Bookings can also be made by completing the education group booking form.
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Performances are only a part of the National Theatre experience
- Skills Workshops − Led by world-class theatre professionals, explore a production through workshops on one of four skills: acting, directing, design and producing
- Backstage Tours − Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will lead you through the backstage areas of the theatre, following in the footsteps of the greatest actors and directors of the last 35 years, and revealing the secrets that bring our productions to the stage
- NT Archive − A chance for your students to see a past production that will support their study. Arrange for a free private video screening of productions from the National Theatre's back catalogue
- Pre-Show Q&A − Ask the show's Staff Director how the actors, director and designers have collaborated to realise the play you're seeing
The National Theatre is bursting with exciting and inspiring ways to connect professional theatre-making with the English, Drama and Theatre studies curriculums. Download our brochure of events and activities.
Before your visit
- We recommend that your group includes one teacher, or accompanying adult, for every ten group members
- For information about the performance, on anything from lighting effects to running times, please phone the Information Desk on 020 7452 3400
- We do not produce Risk Assessments for groups attending a performance. For guidance on conducting your own, please download the Risk Assessment Information for Schools
Arriving at the theatre
- We suggest you aim to arrive 45 minutes before the advertised start time in order to locate the right venue, your seats and any other facilities
- All bags must be left in the free cloakrooms before entering the auditorium
- Latecomers, for most performances, will be admitted at a suitable break. If you arrive after this point you may be asked to stand
- School groups are welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks to consume in the front of house areas, or on our terraces overlooking the Thames.
In the auditorium
- Do not take food and drink into the auditorium
- Please ensure your group sits in the correct seats. The row and seat number are printed on each ticket. Teachers should seat themselves amongst the group and, if possible, at the ends of rows
- Please remind your group that disturbances or noise, however small, can be distracting for other members of the audience, as well as the actors. Check that mobile phones, MP3 players, etc are turned off