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Your visit

The Dorfman Theatre and the Olivier Theatre are both open for performances. Ticket holders only will be admitted into the building.

Everyone can enjoy outdoor food and drink at The Understudy and KERB street food market.

National Theatre exterior entrance barriers

Your visit


 The Understudy bar has reopened, and our car park remains open.

However our buliding, foyers, in person Box Office, restaurants and indoor bars are not currently open to the public.

The builiding opens for theatregoers with tickets from 50 minutes before the start of their show.

National Theatre Car Park
Our Car Park is open Mondays to Fridays from 6am to midnight, and Saturdays and Sundays 7am to midnight.

Find out about the hourly and day rates

Please note that the National Theatre foyers are currently closed and there is no step-free access from the car park as a result.

Box Office
You can chat to our Box Office team using the green chat button on the bottom right of this page from 11am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Or email the team at [email protected]

For information about return and refund options, visit our Tickets FAQs

Travel information

Click here for information on travelling to the National Theatre


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


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The Understudy exterior with passerby

The Understudy bar

Open again, a relaxed and friendly craft beer bar at the National Theatre.

Visit the Understudy

Kerb streetfood stalls outside the National Theatre with people eating on the steps

KERB at the National Theatre

Pick up a range of street food from our partners KERB, located on the South Bank every Thursday to Sunday.

Find out more about KERB

Help Centre

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions

Information on tickets, memberships, visit information and more:

Frequently asked questions