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Your visit

Plan your visit to the National Theatre

Your visit

With three theatres, three restaurants, bars, a bookshop, Theatre Tours and more, all at our South Bank home, plus our West End transfers, these pages will help you get the most from your visit.

National Theatre building opening times

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am − 11pm
Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 December Building Closed
Wednesday 26 December Building Open 4pm - 11pm
Monday 31 December Building Open 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday 1 January Building Open 4pm - 11pm

Box Office opening hours

In person from the Box Office in the entrance hall on the ground floor
Monday to Saturday: 9.30am − 11pm
Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 December Closed
Wednesday 26 December Box Office Open 4pm - 11pm
Monday 31 December Box Office Open 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday 1 January Box Office Open 4pm - 11pm

By phone on 020 7452 3000
Monday to Saturday: 9.30am − 8pm
Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 December  Closed
Wednesday 26 December Phonelines Open 12.30pm - 8pm
Monday 31 December Phonelines Open 9.30am - 6pm
Tueday 1 January Phonelines Open 12.30pm - 8pm

Day Tickets are available in person at the Box Office from 9.30am* - 2 tickets per person
(*From 4pm on Wednesday 26 December and Tuesday 1 January)

For information on cheap tickets, discounts, or our returns policy, visit the tickets section of our Help Centre

View start times for the next 30 performances at the National

 

Travel information

Click here for information on travelling to the National Theatre

Access

Our Access pages have information for users with specific access requirements.

Enhanced security measures are in place at the National Theatre. Find out more

National Thetare entrance with skateboarders

Food & Drink

There is a great range of places to eat and drink at the National Theatre, in our restaurants, cafés and bars
 

Where to eat & drink

Kitchen seating in NT foyer - interior photo

Pre-order interval drinks

Skip the queues by pre-ordering your interval drinks and snacks online, ready to collect at the theatre bars.

Pre-order here

Help Centre

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions

Theatre Tours

Our guides lead you backstage, revealing the secrets that bring our work to the stage. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today.

Find out about the Tours you can go on

Dorfman Theatre seating

Talks, interviews, readings and discussions

An eclectic programme for all – from short pre-show talks to week-long courses. Discover more about theatre from the people who make it.

View upcoming events

Photo of Nicholas Hytner at his Shakespeare at the NT 21st Century talk

The Bookshop

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

Bookshop Information

Access

For information on assisted performances and Access facilities at the National Theatre

Visit the Access pages

For information on assisted performances and Access facilities at the National Theatre

Visit the Access pages

View from the Sherling High-Level Walkway
Digital content being viewed on a tablet in the Lyttelton Lounge