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Relaxed performances and workshops

Relaxed performance audience members in foyer

Relaxed performances and workshops

Relaxed performances are created to be a more relaxed presentation of a show, with adapted sound and lighting and minor script adjustments, plus increased wheelchair capacity. Patrons with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition, or sensory or communication disorder are especially welcome.

Pinocchio in the Lyttelton Theatre

Relaxed Performance - Saturday 17 March at 2pm

On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean.

This spectacular new production is brought to the stage by an extraordinary team including the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the writer of Matilda the Musical.

Featuring unforgettable music and songs from the Walt Disney film including I’ve Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish upon a Star in dazzling new arrangements, Pinocchio comes to life as never before.

For more information or to book tickets call the National Theatre box office on 020 7452 3000 or email

Midsummer Tales

Relaxed Family Workshop 

Wednesday 16 August 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Cottesloe Room
Adults £5, children £3
Please note you must purchase a ticket for all children and adults attending

Become a mischievous sprite, a king or a queen and help us make a Midsummer Tale. Use circus and storytelling to create a performance in this relaxed family workshop. This workshop has been created specifically for families with disabled children aged 6–12, but is open to all. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults accompanied by a child. Each adult may only be responsible for a maximum of two children.


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