Venue information

For events at the Olivier and Lyttelton theatres and our temporary theatre, and for Backstage Tours, travel details are given in the Travel to the National Theatre page. Location information for all other venues are available via the links on the left and below.

The National Theatre building will be closed until 11am on the morning of 21 August to allow for essential fire alarm testing. Online booking is available as usual and Day Tickets can be purchased in-person from 9.30am. Telephone booking will be open from 11am. 

National Theatre Building opening hours
Monday to Saturday 9.30am − 11pm
Sunday (on performance days) 12noon − 6pm

Box Office opening hours (phone)
Monday to Saturday 9.30am − 8pm
Sunday (on performance days) 12noon − 3pm
Box Office is closed on 18 & 20 April

Forthcoming bank holiday building opening hours
Monday 25 August 4 - 11pm

A brilliant NT Future is on the way

Our major redevelopment project, NT Future, is underway. Due to the building works, some services in our foyers have temporarily changed location:

  • The main entrance has moved a few metres to the right, and leads directly into the Lyttelton foyer.
  • A temporary Box Office is located on the ground floor, opposite the main Long Bar. (The Olivier Theatre Box Office remains on Level 3).
  • The Bookshop is currently closed. Our brand new bookshop with be opening in summer 2014. Please visit our online shop whilst closed.
  • All lifts are still in operation.

Location and transport details for getting to the National Theatre on the South Bank

Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5PW

Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, W1D 6AR

Directions:
Doon Street Car Park
Upper Ground
London SE1
(Opposite the National Theatre)