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Enhanced security measures are currently in place at the National Theatre.

Please note the main entrance on the riverside walkway is currently the only entry point into the building. All other entrances are currently exit only.

On arrival at the building, our security teams may ask to search your bags. If you decline the search, you cannot be admitted to the building.

If you are attending a performance, please arrive early to allow extra time for these additional security measures.

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Welcome to the National Theatre

On the South Bank of the Thames, in London, the National Theatre presents up to 25 new shows a year on its stages. There are three theatres, a learning centre, theatre tours, restaurants, a riverside bar and a bookshop.

Our productions also play in the West End and on tour. We broadcast to cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live, stream plays free to UK schools, and produce a wealth of digital content about theatre.

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American Express® Cardmembers can enjoy pre-sale booking for new seasons, reserved seating, special offers and more.

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