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National Theatre Bookshop


Explore our stunning Bookshop at the heart of the National Theatre, overflowing with books, playtexts and gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

Find us in the ground floor foyer.

Opening times

Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 10.45pm.

Sunday: closed.

Exceptions: Friday 30 March, closed.



Online shop

Visit our online shop, posting worldwide:

Buy historic National Theatre posters

Visit our print-on-demand poster site, and search the National Theatre archive:

Contact the Bookshop

Tel: +44 (0)20 7452 3456
Post: Bookshop, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Twitter: @NTBookshop

Instagram: @NTBookshop


Check out our Follies range featuring unique gifts inspired by the production, available for a limited time.

Explore the range

Play in a Box

Discover how to create, direct and act in your very own play in this brilliant kit for kids from the National Theatre. Will the next West End hit be in your living room?

Inside find everything you need to put on a show, including ideas and inspiration for the characters, settings and plot, as well as expert top tips for staging, costume, make-up, props, sound and lighting.

For readers aged 6+.

Start playing now

All About Theatre

A brilliant introduction to the world of theatre and the people who make it’ Benedict Cumberbatch

All About Theatre is a richly illustrated hardback specially designed to take children behind the scenes and open up the world of theatre. 

Buy the book

All About Theatre