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Tickets for schools and teachers

Tickets for schools and teachers

We are reopening for live performances from 2 June, but due to Government restrictions, tickets can only be booked in groups of 1-4, and are allocated staggered arrival times to assist with social distancing, so our usual process for booking school group tickets will not apply for this season of shows. If you’d like to be the first to know about new productions and changes in audience guidelines, sign up to our mailing list.

Mailing List
Sign up to our mailing list for our Schools and Colleges programmes, you will hear from us about dates for booking school and teacher tickets, workshops, conferences and more. If you're new to the National, you will need to register with your personal and school's details.

If you would like to contact us directly, please email [email protected] with your name, your school name and your job title.

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 1 teacher at the same price per 9 pupils.
  • £12 tickets for UK independent schools of 10+ students aged 18 or younger, plus 1 teacher at the same price per 9 pupils.
  • £22.50 tickets for Schools Groups 10+ (every 11th ticket entitles the group to a free teacher) for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Wembley Park Theatre and The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Duke of York's Theatre. Subject to availability and exclusions may apply.

School/educational bookings for shows at the National Theatre can be made via the request form below, or 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 on sale 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 3 weeks from the date of reservation, or until 10 days before the performance date, whilst awaiting payment (whichever is sooner).

UK School Group Booking Request Form (for performances at the National Theatre)

UK Schools Group Booking Request Form (for performances in the West End)


Other Educational Group Bookings
We offer the following rates for other educational groups. Please follow the link to the appropriate booking form:

Excludes weekends & school holiday periods, and West End & touring productions.