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Things to do with kids

Days out for families at the National Theatre

Things to do with kids

With large, family friendly foyers, on-site restaurants and activities for kids, the National Theatre has something for everyone. 

Our informal all-day café, Kitchen, offers hot drinks, sweet pastries and cakes, as well as a selection of savoury meals. 

National Theatre building opening times:

Monday to Saturday, 9.30am − 11pm

Plan your visit


With songs and score from the Walt Disney film, Pinocchio comes to life on stage as never before. For brave 8-year-olds and above.

More information on Pinocchio

Pinocchio - profile of a young boy as a cross section of a tree trunk

Backstage Tours

Take a guided journey through the backstage life of the National Theatre.

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Backstage Tours at the National Theatre

Bookshop – Kids Corner

Discover a collection of delightful children's books, toys and gifts in the Kids Corner of our NT Bookshop.

Visit the Bookshop

NT Bookshop Kids Corner

The Winter's Tale

This exciting new version of The Winter's Tale is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for younger audiences. Suitable for 8 – 12 yrs.

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The Winter's Tale

Sherling High Level Walkway

Free entry - Get a glimpse of the world backstage and see how our productions are made.

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Backstage Tours