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Your visit

The National Theatre is open and looks forward to welcoming you back safely.

National Theatre exterior entrance barriers

Your visit


National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Opening times

Our main foyers open from 10am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday.

The Dorfman theatre foyer opens 1 hour before performances.

National Theatre Car Park Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 6am to midnight; Saturday and Sunday from 7am to midnight.

Find out about the hourly and day rates


Face coverings.
Whilst wearing a face covering is no longer mandatory, and we do not enforce face coverings for our visitors or our team, visitors are welcome to wear them if they feel more comfortable.


For information about ticket exchange options, visit our Tickets FAQs


Diners in the new Atrium Cafe

The Atrium Café

Our new Atrium Café serves artisan coffee, fresh pastries, salads and sandwiches produced by some of the UK's best independent makers.

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National Theatre Bookshop

The Bookshop

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

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Espresso Bar

KERB brings delicious coffees, freshly made cakes, sandwiches and snacks to our riverside coffee bar.

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National Thetare entrance with skateboarders

Venues at the National Theatre

With three theatres, a workshop space, an intimate venue for talks and a rooftop venue for hire there's a lot going on at the National.

Buses, tube and mainline trains, and a car park beneath the building make it all easy to reach.

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People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre


Find out about assisted performances and services at the National Theatre.


Visit the Access pages

Costume & Props Hire at the National Theatre

Costume & Props Hire

Our Hire department offers costumes, furniture, props, armour and swords from past productions, for TV, film and theatre productions, photographers wanting to recreate an authentic image, and as a resource for schools and colleges and amateur theatrical societies.

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Help Centre

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions