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Theatre Tours

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre.

Theatre Tours

The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year.

We run four types of tour that offer the opportunity to explore the building and the work that goes on within it, details and links below.

For the hearing impaired (including hearing aid users) the Contego system, an easy-to-use wireless listening device, is now available for use on Backstage Tours. Please inform us at the time of booking if you would like to use the Contego system, or if you have any additional access requirements.

For further information on tour times, availability and group bookings email

Backstage Tours at the National Theatre
National Theatre entrance at night

Family Tours

Specially tailored backstage tours for you and your family, available during the school holidays. Please email for details and to book.

    Visit unseen and backstage areas
    Handle props from previous productions
    Try out some costumes

Tickets £10  – for each paying adult up to three children go free.
Tours last approx. 60 minutes and are suitable for children aged 5-12. The National Theatre is a working building and we regret that we cannot take children under the age of 5.

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