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What's on for schools at the South Bank

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Discover the range of opportunities available for school groups at National Theatre’s home on the South Bank.

Explore our upcoming productions and book your tickets now for a truly memorable school trip.

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For Olivier and Lyttelton performances, Monday – Thursday and for Dorfman performances on Mondays and Tuesdays, the following discounts are available during term-time:

  • £10 tickets for UK state schools of 10+ students aged 18 or younger, plus one teacher at the same price per nine pupils.
  • £12 tickets for UK independent schools of 10+ students aged 18 or younger, plus one teacher at the same price per nine pupils.

School/educational groups can request tickets for shows at the National Theatre via the form below, or you can book tickets directly by calling the groups line on 020 7452 3010.

The booking window for each new season of productions is open for a minimum of three weeks from the school onsale date. We recommend early completion of the booking request form to avoid disappointment.

We accept payment of school group tickets by invoice for early bookings. Bookings can be held for three weeks from the date of reservation, or until ten days before the performance date, whilst awaiting payment (whichever is sooner).

UK school group booking request form

Two men, wearing white England shirts with the numbers 10 and 9 on them, are celebrating together, fists clenched. An image of the Wembley stadium and arch is behind them.
Photo by Marc Brenner


School booking is now open for the 2024 season!

Click here to see our full season 

Ticket request forms

Building tours

Take a guided tour of the National Theatre with your class and discover the secrets of one of the most iconic buildings on the South Bank.

Come in a group, as an individual, or with your family – all are welcome. We also provide for any access requirements you or your group may have.

Book a tour of the National Theatre

A shot of the Sherling High Level walkway backstage at the National Theatre, a balcony overlooking the set and prop-making departments

Our funders

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

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.

Find out more about supporting our work


Contact us

Box Office

You can chat to our Box Office team between 11am-6pm Monday to Saturday using the green chat button on the bottom of our web pages, or email

To book tickets by phone, call 020 3989 5455 from 9.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm on Saturdays.


To book Disabled concession tickets and for any additional support you may require, please call our Access line 020 7452 3961 from 11am-6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Our Access page has more detailed information for users with specific access requirements.

Group Bookings

To book tickets for a group of 10 or more, call 020 7452 3010 from 11am -6pm, Monday to Saturday.

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