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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 7am to midnight.

Find out about the hourly and day rates


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

Opening times

Our foyers open from 10am Monday to Saturday.

Please note the reduced opening times this week:
Mon 24 Jan, 10am – 6pm
Tue 25 Jan, 10am – 10pm
Wed 26 Jan, 10am – 7.30pm
Thu 27 Jan, 10am – 7.30pm
Fri 28 Jan, 10am – 7.30pm
Sat 29 Jan, 10am – 7.30pm

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


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.

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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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National Thetare entrance with skateboarders

Venues at the National Theatre

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

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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.

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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

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