National Theatre

The National Theatre has a reputation for producing theatre of the highest standards and presents an unrivalled range of classics, spectacular musicals, new plays and family entertainment. Read More
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The National Theatre has four auditoriums, the Olivier, Lyttelton, Dorfman and Temporary Theatre. It has a reputation for producing theatre of the highest standards and presents an unrivalled range of classics and new plays, plus entertainment for all the family. The theatre also offers a selection of bars and restaurants, a bookshop, exhibitions, backstage tours, platform performances, riverside terraces, and parking. The Clore Learning Centre is a new dedicated space for Learning at the National Theatre. Offering events and courses for all ages, exploring theatre-making from playwriting to technical skills, often led by the NT’s own artists and staff.

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Venue Details & Map

National Theatre

South Bank
+44 (0)20 7452 3000
Public transport:
Tube: Embankment/Waterloo Train: Waterloo

Facilities & Accessibility


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Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
Information available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Event facilities
Wedding service
General Facilities
Good views
Internet access
On site parking
On-site coach parking
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 89 reviews

Top 5 reviews of National Theatre

5.0 out of 5
21 January 2018
by Leonard F.

I've warmed to Brutalist architecture thanks to places like this. So surprised at how warm and comfortable the interior is. People really feel at home in the lobbies. An incredible, riveting production of Amadeus was greatly enhanced by the acoustics and sightlines of the Olivier Theater (one of three in the complex). more

4.0 out of 5
15 April 2018
by F S.

I love the Brutalist architecture and general atmosphere of the NT and surrounding area. Great theatre to catch a performance. I always enjoy my visits. more

5.0 out of 5
16 May 2018
by Jennifer O.

GO ON THE TOUR!!! My husband and I went on the tour and we absolutely loved it. Our guide, Rupert, was so knowledgeable and willing to answer all of our questions. He was also very nice and quite entertaining as a guide. Not a dull moment on that tour. Also, to see what goes into all these productions give me a new found respect for the plays they put up herr. Ho-ly cow. You think you know... more

5.0 out of 5
27 February 2018
by Michael G.

The National constantly presents great work. Productions here are not to be missed. Be sure to sign up to their membership as tickets often go fast for Productions.

They get some great actors through their doors and is always worth going to see something!

Also a great space to work. It's quiet and private if you need to steal an hour to finish up emails on the go. more

5.0 out of 5
18 February 2018
by Katie K.

I quite enjoyed the performance of Pinnochio here this weekend. The cast was wonderful, the set was magical and though I think it is more for ages 8 and up, it is pretty child friendly. more

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