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Cafes and bars

Some of our bars are open an dsome of our cafes are reopening in September - details below.

Cafes and Bars at the National Theatre

Cafes and bars

Foyer Café

Foyer café located in the ground floor foyer, the National Theatre’s all day café is the place to meet and enjoy freshly made cakes and sandwiches along with your favourite barista coffee. Take a seat inside the Piggott Atrium or outside on the square and enjoy the riverside views of London.

Foyer café is currently closed, reopening on 20 September.


Olivier Café

Offering a range of sandwiches, salads, soup and quiches, open when there are performances in the Olivier Theatre. There are two balconies with views of London and a spacious indoor seating area. To reach the Olivier Café take one of the lifts from the ground floor to level 3 in the Olivier Theatre.

The Olivier Café is currently closed.


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From coffee to cocktails, the NT has unique spaces for you to enjoy.

The Understudy, our relaxed and friendly craft beer pub at the National Theatre is open.

Olivier performance bars, in the stalls and circle foyers of the Olivier Theatre, open just before performances and during intervals.

Dorfman cafe bar, in the Dorfman foyer, is open just before performances and during intervals


Bars currently closed:


Espresso Bar is currently closed.

The Long Bar in the main foyer is currently closed.