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Sherling Backstage Walkway

Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19), the National Theatre building is currently closed to the public.

It’s with enormous sadness that we temporarily close our doors, but the safety of our audiences, company and staff is of utmost importance. We apologise for the disruption and thank you for your support during this period of great uncertainty. 

We look forward to when we can welcome you back, and for when you can explore the backstage life of the National Theatre again.

Prop making at the National Theatre

Sherling Backstage Walkway

See productions being created before they reach the stage.

The Sherling Backstage Walkway offers visitors views into our busy production workshops for set construction and assembly, scenic painting and prop-making.

Free - just walk in

Open: Monday – Saturday, 9.30am – 7.30pm

Bank Holiday opening times may vary - please check before visiting.

Access to the Sherling Backstage Walkway is from the Gallery Level in the Dorfman Theatre Foyer. Please note: The lift in the Dorfman Theatre is currently unavailable due to essential maintenance - it will re-open on Monday 25 November. Should you, or someone in your group, have access needs that you have not previously discussed with us and you feel you may benefit from additional support to access the Sherling Backstage Walkway, please contact [email protected] so we may accommodate your requirements. We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you very soon.