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Frequently asked questions

Running times

During a production's preview performances, an approximate running time will be added to that show's webpage.

Click the What's on link above, select the show you are seeing and the running time will be in the top left of the page.

The majority of productions at the NT have an interval, which usually lasts for 20 minutes. If a production does not have an interval, it will be shown alongside the running time on the show page.

The interval is normally midway through the play.

If you need more specific timings, please contact the box office.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Current and planned shows

An overview of the play is given on each production's show page. You will also be able to find out more about who has been cast and who is in the production team.

Visit 'What's On' to find out more about what is playing at the NT.

To find out what is currently playing at the National Theatre, please visit What's on

Booking opens for Angels in America in January 2017. 

Supporting Cast Members: Tuesday 10 January (8.30am online, 9.30am phones)
Priority Members Online: Thursday 12 January (8.30am)
Priority Members Phones: Friday 13th January (9.30am)
Advance Members Online: Tuesday 17 January (8.30am)
Advance Members Phones: Wednesday 18th January (9.30am)
Entry Pass: Thursday 19 January (8.30am online, 9.30am phones)
General Public Friday 20 January (8.30am online, 9.30am phones)

Performance dates and times can be found on the individual show and event pages - just clck on the Dates and buy tickets link, near the top right on each page.

Tickets are released for new productions in one of our booking periods which occur every two to three months. Members are amongst the first to know, or Register and subscribe to the NT News regular email and we'll let you know when each new booking period opens.

 

Not all our productions are extended from one booking period to the next. Look out for the words  'Last performance' on the dates listings for each show, which confirms that there will be no more performances.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Casting and creatives news

Information about the cast and production team can be found on each production's show page.

Go to What's On to find out more about what is playing at the NT.

Details of the each play's production team, including the director, can be found on the production's show page.

Go to 'What's On' to find out more about what is playing at the NT.

The writer – or adaptor – is named under the title of the production.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Show suitability

Some of our productions do contain nudity, swearing and/or scenes of a violent or sexual nature and so may not be suitable for younger audiences. For guidance on content and suitability, please contact the box office who can provide specific information.

We don't publish specific age recommendations for all our productions. For guidance on content and suitability, please call 020 7452 3000.

Children under four are welcome in the foyers, however, they cannot be admitted to the auditoriums.

Lighting effects, smoke effects and gunshots are sometimes used in productions. Details are available from the Box Office after the first Preview.

We always endeavour to ensure that any strobe-like effects are used within limits so as not to affect customers with epilepsy but, if you have any concerns, please contact the Box Office for further details.

We don't publish specific age recommendations for all our shows. For guidance on content and suitability, please call 020 7452 3000.

Children under four are welcome in the foyers, however, they cannot be admitted to the auditoriums.

If a show does have a specific age restriction, it will be listed on the individual production page.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Travelex shows

The National Theatre's partnership with Travelex means that four productions per year have almost half the tickets priced at £15, whilst all other seats are also discounted. The price is the only thing that's small about these productions – they are still created by leading directors and fantastic companies of actors.

Travelex tickets are the same as tickets for any other National Theatre production, but the partnership with Travelex means we can offer them at a lower rate than non-Travelex productions.

Travelex tickets can be purchased in the same way you would purchase any other National Theatre ticket – via the website or through the Box Office.

This year our Travelex productions are Lorraine Hansberry's Les Blancs, Suhayla El-Bushra's new retelling of Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, Simon Stephen's translation of Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera with Rory Kinnear as Macheath, and Peter Shaffer's Amadeus.

Previous Travelex productions have included Everyman, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Our Country's Good, Medea and The James Plays.

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Past shows

Yes, the NT Archive hold recordings of all productions since 1995 including NT Lives. The Archive is open to all by appointment and you can find out more here (link to web page).
Yes, The NT Archive holds material on all National Theatre productions from 1963 right up to present day. The Archive is open to all by appointment and you can find out more here (link to web page).

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