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Welcoming You Back Safely, banner message overlaid on a black and white gradient photo of the Olivier Theatre with socially distanced audience

The National Theatre building is currently closed.  We look forward to welcoming you back for live performances on the South Bank from June. 

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Your visit

We're proud to be See it Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that we are COVID-secure and following the latest government and performing arts guidelines. 

Our spaces are well-ventilated with plenty of sanitiser stations, while enhanced cleaning takes place before, during and after each performance. 

Here are some helpful things to remember when booking tickets and planning your visit:  

  • Seating in our theatres will be physically distanced throughout the runs of Under Milk Wood and After Life.
  • Tickets will be available for households and support bubbles to buy in singles, pairs or groups of 3-4 people.
  • When selecting your tickets, you will be given an arrival slot that will help us control social distancing before the performance.
  • Closer to your visit, you will receive your e-tickets along with a specific arrival time.


Find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions about your visit.

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Book with confidence

We allow maximum flexibility for you to exchange your ticket(s) up to 24 hours before the performance.

Tickets are available to buy online in advance so we can ensure the easiest, quickest and safest entry to our theatres.

Your tickets will be sent by email before the performance to avoid the need for Box Office collection.

Rest assured, you will be entitled to a refund should government guidelines lead to any changes in our performance schedules. 

Find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions about tickets

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Access Support

Our team will be on hand to provide Access services and additional support throughout your visit.

Discounted tickets, priced at £20 plus the same rate for a companion/carer, are available for those who have subscribed to our Access List.

We are pleased to offer 4 wheelchair spaces at all performances of Under Milk Wood and 2 wheelchair spaces at all performances of After Life.

Both productions feature audio described and captioned performances, and Smart Caption Glasses will be available to book throughout each run.

Find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions about Access

Welcoming you back safely

Photos by Cameron Slater Photography