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Your visit

Plan your visit to the National Theatre

Your visit

With three theatres, three restaurants, bars, a bookshop, Backstage 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.

Information for users with specific access requirements can be found on our Access pages.

National Theatre building opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 9.30am − 11pm

Holiday building opening hours
Mon 29 Aug: 12 noon - 11pm
Sat 24 Dec: Closed
Sun 25 Dec: Closed
Mon 26 Dec: 4pm - 11pm
Sat 31 Dec: 9.30am - 6pm
Sun 1 Jan: Closed
Mon 2 Jan: 4pm - 11pm

Box Office opening hours by phone - 020 7452 3000

Monday to Saturday, 9.30am − 8pm

Holiday Box Office opening hours by phone - 020 7452 3000
Mon 29 Aug: 12.30pm - 8pm
Sat 24 Dec: Closed
Sun 25 Dec: Closed
Mon 26 Dec: 12.30pm - 8pm
Sat 31 Dec: 9.30am - 6pm
Sun 1 Jan: Closed
Mon 2 Jan: 12.30pm - 8pm

Sunday opening hours
22 May - 25 Sep: There are no performances on Sundays. Kitchen, Bookshop and the Box Office in the main Sackler Pavilion entrance are open 12 noon - 6pm and the Understudy bar is open 12 noon - 10pm.

Help Centre

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions

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

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

Get the chance to stand on stage on a Backstage Tour

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
Shakespeare at the NT 21st Century Platform talk with Nicholas Hytner