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Tickets for schools and teachers

Tickets for schools and teachers

School group bookings for productions at the National Theatre 


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.

Excludes West End or touring productions. 

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).

Booking opens for schools for the next season of shows on Thursday 12 March 2020. 

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. 

Teacher Previews


Teacher Previews offer £10 tickets to National Theatre shows for state school teachers, for the first two previews of each new production opening at the National Theatre. 

This offer is for one £10 ticket per person. You are welcome to book one additional standard priced ticket in your transaction.

Booking opens for Teacher Previews for the next season of shows on Thursday 12 March 2020, 12pm.

  • Please use your personal school email address to book tickets (not your private email address). Do not log in before clicking on the below link. 
  • Please bring your staff card / pass from your school to collect your tickets from the box office. 
  • There is a limit of 2 tickets per transaction - only one of which can be a £10 teacher rate ticket. 
  • One additional ticket at standard price is only available for performances in the Olivier and Lyttelton, not the Dorfman. 
  • Pease note that after selecting your seat will have to click on the Show concession prices and ticket details bar to choose the £10 price


Click here to book upcoming Teacher Previews. Booking opens Thursday 12 March 2020, 12pm. 


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 learning@nationaltheatre.org.uk with your name, your school name and your job title.