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We’re making it as simple as possible for you to get your hands on excellent seats at affordable prices for shows at the National Theatre.  

UK residents aged between 16 - 25 years old can now unlock £5 and £10 tickets for shows at the Olivier, Lyttelton and Dorfman theatres, which are listed below. There are also discounted ticket options for a range of Learning talks and courses. 

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How do I book tickets?

Before you even start, if you're already logged in, please log out and then come back here.

Step 1. Use the links below to unlock tickets for the show of your choice

Step 2. Select a performance that you’d like to attend - look for £10 tickets in the date listings:

 Choose any available £10 seats from the seating plan and then choose the appropriate price:

  • £5 tickets if you're aged 16-18
  • £10 tickets if you're aged 19-25

Step 3. Add tickets to your basket and complete the payment. If you have not yet registered for a National Theatre account you will be prompted to do so and you'll need to add your date of birth.

Step 4. Bring photo ID to prove your age when you come to the performance.

Step 5. Take your seat, relax and enjoy the show! 


Tickets for 16-25 year olds currently available

Jack Absolute Flies Again - photos of Kerry Howard, Kelvin Fletcher, Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson in WWII era costumes, against a blue sky with white clouds

Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). Cast includes Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek), Laurie Davidson (Cats), Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale).

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An image of Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan sat on the back of a red sports car in front of a backdrop of the Italian Riviera

Much Ado About Nothing

Escape to the Italian Riviera with Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy. Cast includes Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm Darling, The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).​

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All of Us - photo of Francesca Martinez in an urban setting, with two cast members, out of focus, behind her

All of Us

A passionate and timely new play from award-winning author, comedian and actor Francesca Martinez, directed by Ian Rickson (Paradise, Translations).


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The Crucible - cast members heads against sky

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s parable of power and its abuse returns in an urgent new staging by director Lyndsey Turner.

From 14 September in the Olivier theatre.


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Close-up black and white photo of Samira Wiley

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Lynette Linton directs this extraordinary play by Pearl Cleage, set during the Harlem Renaissance. 

Cast includes Ronkẹ AdékoluẹjoOsy IkhileSule RimiGiles Terera and Samira Wiley.

From 20 September in the Lyttelton theatre.

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The Boy with Two Hearts

Boy With Two Hearts

‘A powerful chronicle of escape from Afghanistan’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Amit Sharma directs this widely acclaimed production based on the extraordinary real-life experiences of the Amiri family.

From 1 October in the Dorfman theatre.

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Othello, with Rosy McEwen and Giles Terera holding each other, with Paul Hilton out of focus in the foreground


Clint Dyer (Death of England: Parts 1, 2 and 3Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical) directs an extraordinary new vision for one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies.

From 23 November in our Lyttelton Theatre.


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Hex 2022 with a photo of Rose


Our colourful and big-hearted new musical returns for Christmas.

Directed by Rufus Norris with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

From 26 November in the Olivier theatre.

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Kerry Jackson poster, with Fay Ripley standing in her cafe, mop in one hand, silver tray in the other.

Kerry Jackson

El Barco is the newest tapas restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow Village, and it’s Kerry Jackson’s pride and joy.

Fay Ripley is Kerry in this biting new comedy from April De Angelis.

From 30 November in our Dorfman Theatre

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