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Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours Daily
Running Time: 75 mins

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre.

The National Theatre creates over 20 new productions every year. Join a tour and see preparation for the shows, including set-building and props-making in our workshops. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind-the-scenes today.

Backstage Tours
Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

Book online


Individuals: £11  (Concessions £9) Click here to book online
Entry Pass Members: £5 (not available to book online – please email to book)
Groups of 8 or more: £9 each (not available to book online – please email to book)

For the hearing impaired (including hearing aid users) the Contego system, an easy-to-use wireless listening device, is now available for use on Backstage Tours. Please inform us at the time of booking if you would like to use the Contego system, or if you have any additional access requirements.

For further information on tour times, availability and group bookings email

The Scenic Paint Studio at the National Theatre
National Theatre entrance at night

Family Tours August 2018

Specially tailored theatre tours – Book for one Adult and up to 3 kids go free

  • Visit unseen and backstage areas
  • Handle props from previous productions
  • Try out some costumes
  • Tickets £11.00  – for each paying adult up to three children go free
    Tours last approx. 60 minutes and are suitable for children aged 5-12. The National Theatre is a working building and we regret that we cannot take children under the age of 5.
  • Booking 0207 452 3000  
  • For information email

Afternoon Tea & Tour

Follow your tour with a theatre-inspired Afternoon Tea

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Follow your tour with a theatre-inspired Afternoon Tea

Book now