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Young person touching costume chainmail during The Witches schools touch tour

At the National Theatre, we make theatre that is entertaining and inspiring. And we make it for everyone. Therefore, we know we need to adapt, develop and be responsive to the needs of all the people we work with.

Read on to discover our programme and how it can be adapted for the best learning experience possible.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss adapting any of our programmes.

Email the Learning department


The National Theatre aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. We have a range of Access performances available, as well as additional schemes for support such as: 

  • Audio described performances on stage and online
  • Touch tours on stage
  • BSL interpreted on stage
  • Captioned performances on stage and online
  • Chilled, Sensory adapted and Dementia friendly performances on stage
  • Wheelchair users, performance and physical access information
  • Building and theatre access for wheelchair users and people with mobility issues
  • Access Scheme unlocking tickets that offer the best experience for you

Find out more about access at the National Theatre

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Watch theatre

Classroom of pupils watching the NT Collection

The Witches schools tour touch 2024 photo © Natalie Mitchell

Hamlet workshop 2023 photo © Harry Elletson

Connections 2023 photo © Jimmy Lee

Our funders

The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Access at the National Theatre is supported by The Band Trust, The Lewis Family Charitable Trust and The Stanley Kalms Foundation.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim & Sarah Bunting, MFPA Trust Fund for the Training of Disabled Children in the Arts, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust and The Andor Charitable Trust.

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