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Your visit

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

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Your visit

Travel information

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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


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.

May - June Bank Holiday Opening Hours
Monday 2 May: Main foyers open from 10am to 11pm
Thursday 2 June: Main foyers open from 10am to 11pm
Friday 3 June: Main foyers open from 10am to 11pm

To help keep everybody safe we’re all continuing to wear face coverings.
Please wear a face covering when in crowded areas, near other people or inside an auditorium. Please advise staff if you’re exempt. 
Thank you for helping to protect our staff, artists and other visitors.


For information about ticket exchange options, visit our Tickets FAQs


KERB at The Understudy - Hot sandwich in toasted bread in a takeaway box with a punnet of fries

KERB at The Understudy

Our relaxed and friendly craft beer bar now features three KERB traders showcasing a taste of London’s diverse flavours.


Find out more and reserve a table

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.

Find out more

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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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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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

Help Centre

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Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions