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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, with the Visit England Good to Go and See it Safely logos
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Your visit


We're proud to be See it Safely approved by Official London Theatre, and have received the Visit Britain 'We're Good to Go' industry standard mark, so you can feel confident knowing that staff, artists and audiences are always COVID-secure based on the latest government guidelines.

Face coverings are currently required throughout your visit to help keep everyone safe, except when eating or drinking, for visitors aged 12+. Please advise staff if you’re exempt.

NHS Covid Pass: Everyone aged 18+ must currently present either proof of vaccination status, or a negative lateral flow test result

You can rest assured that all areas, including our theatres, are well ventilated and undergo enhanced cleaning between every show.

Some of our theatre entrances may have changed since your last visit, so please view our map to familiarise yourselves with entry points.


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 £20 wheelchair spaces for all performances, with a carer or companion seat also available at £20.

These productions feature audio described and captioned performances, and Smart Caption Glasses are available for most productions.

Our auditoriums are now playing at full seating capacities. However, if you are on our Access list we’ll aim to provide socially-distanced seating for your group on request if you notify us when booking. Sign up to our Access List here.

Find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions about Access

Welcoming you back safely

Photos by Cameron Slater Photography