Tickets can only be booked online, and are available up to 2 hours before a performance for shows taking place at the National Theatre.
Ticket sales for venues other than the National Theatre close on the morning of the performance.
Unfortunately, tickets are not currently available to buy in person.
Disabled people with specific seating requirements can book on our Access phone line 020 7452 3961.
All tickets must be purchased in advance and will be delivered via email as an e-ticket, which can be printed at home if you prefer.
This process will streamline audiences’ entry to the theatre, minimise the amount of time you may have to queue, and reduce contact with our Front of House team.
For performances taking place at the National Theatre, each group of up to 4 people must be part of your household or support bubble, and we ask that the group organiser be responsible for communicating our safety measures to the full group.
For The Ocean at the End of the Lane we anticipate by October 2021 that it will be safe to have standard seating without social distancing at the Duke of York's Theatre. In the event that this is not the case, such that the production has to be cancelled, the NT will follow its refund and exchange policy for all tickets purchased via the NT.
We have physically distanced seating, grouped in households or support bubbles of 1-4 people, to protect both audiences and the live theatre experience.
Grouped tickets are seated together and will be distanced from other groups in the auditorium. To allow social distancing we have significantly reduced the overall capacity but we have tried to make a wide range of ticket groups available in different areas of the auditorium.
Under Milk Wood
Individuals can book up to 9 tickets for this production. £20 tickets are limited to 2 per booker.
After Life and Rockets and Blue Lights
Due to very limited seating availability in the Dorfman Theatre as a result of social distancing, tickets at all prices are limited to 2 per booker.
To minimise queuing and ensure a smooth journey to your seats, we ask that you and your group arrive at the theatre at the time slot listed on your pre-show email.
Once you have arrived, our team will guide you to your seats in the auditorium. Rest assured our large, well-ventilated foyer spaces will give you lots of room to move around.
Should you or a member of your group be late for your arrival time, please do still come as quickly as possible so our team can help you access the building as safely as possible. Unfortunately, arriving less than 15 minutes before your performance starts may result in our refusing entry, and we cannot allow access for people that arrive after their performance start time.
As part of remodelling the Olivier theatre as an in-the-round performance space, the front rows of the Stalls have been built as socially distanced bench seating. While these seats do not have arm rests, they have allocated seats, back-rests and are cushioned.
The health and safety of our audiences is incredibly important.
You are therefore able to exchange tickets up to 24 hours before your performance – so if someone in your party feels ill, there’s no need to worry.
Please contact the Box Office on [email protected] with details of the tickets you wish to return (and any drinks if pre-ordered).
If you wish to return or exchange your tickets less than 24 hours before the performance start time, please contact the Box Office on [email protected] and put 'Ticket Exchange Urgent' in the subject line.
Please remember, it is important that you do not attend the theatre if you:
- believe you may be infected with COVID-19
- have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days
- have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days
- have arrived in England in the last 14 days from a country where UK quarantine restrictions apply
- have been instructed to self-isolate
We encourage anyone in your group that is clinically vulnerable, or who is in the same household or support bubble as someone who considers themselves vulnerable, to make their own assessment whether they should attend.
Yes, all returned tickets will be made available online at their original face value, and can be booked online up to 15 minutes before the performance.
Our Friday Rush scheme will still offer cheaper tickets closer to the performance: at 1pm every Friday, a limited number of £10 tickets for the following week's performances are released to buy online.
However, we have unfortunately had to stop all in person bookings and Day Tickets until further notice.
Yes, all 16-18 year-olds can access tickets for £5 and 19-25 year-olds can access tickets for £10 (max. 2 tickets per show) subject to availability.
Please remember to prepare photo ID, showing your age, when you arrive.
Booking for these tickets opens at midday on Thursday 29 April. Click here for more information
Yes, all over 60s can save on midweek matinees with £20 off £66 tickets for Paradise and Under Milk Wood.
For After Life and Rockets and Blue LIghts, higher priced tickets are reduced to £30 for midweek matinees.
Credit vouchers and NT Gift Vouchers can be redeemed on your order summary page once your tickets have been added to your basket. You will simply need to type the voucher number, including the hyphen, into the system and click “Apply Voucher”. The value of the voucher will then be deducted from your order.
We are pleased to accept Theatre Tokens (issued by the Society of London Theatre) and these can be redeemed over the phone on 020 7452 3060.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept gift vouchers or gift cards issued by other third parties such as ticket agents. Please refer to the voucher issuer for details about redeeming these vouchers.
If you are having trouble redeeming your National Theatre Gift or Credit Voucher, please try typing the voucher code (includng the hyphen) rather than copying and pasting from a previous email. If you continue to have trouble, please contact [email protected]
Unfortunately, the Ashcroft Room Private Members Bar has been closed until further notice to help us facilitate social distancing.
You are able to pre-order refreshments when you book your tickets, on our app or via the Development team, and will be available to collect on the way to your seats.