National Theatre

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Address: Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX


Air Conditioning: Yes

Current Owner: The Royal National Theatre

General booking

Box Office: +44 (0) 
20 7452 3000

Discounts, Day seats, Rush tickets & Lotteries

Check the latest information at the National Theatre Help Centre.

Box Office: +44 (0) 20 7452 3000

Stage Door: +44 (0) 20 7452 3333


Many of London’s theatres are accessed from below or above street level. If you need to avoid steps, it is advisable to contact the theatre directly by telephone or email as they will be able to advise you on which seats are most easily accessed. Many have specially adapted wheelchair spaces.

Theatres may be able to provide additional facilities for customers with a hearing or visual impairment and some shows may also offer specific, adapted performances. It’s best to check with the venue directly via one of the following methods:

Access Bookings: Call the main box office +44 (0) 20 7452 3000


Check the National Theatre’s list of accessible performances and facilities here.

A low floor Bus (route 705) runs nearby every 30 minutes

Society of London Theatre also offers useful information for visitors with a disability or specific access need.

Nearest Tube: Waterloo

Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68

Check out Transport for London’s excellent TFL Journey Planner

Luxury: One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ

Mid: Strand Palace Hotel, 372, Strand, London WC2R 0JJ

Budget: Premier Inn London County Hall, County Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB

Please note: The National Theatre is a short stroll from ‘theatreland’ across Waterloo Bridge, on the opposite side of the river. The bridge offers the best night-time views of London anywhere in the city.

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Disclaimer: We take care to provide accurate information. Records prior to internet age can be difficult to verify so we only list productions back as far as the year 2000, however we hold some records prior to this date offline. If you would like more information, or are aware of any errors, please contact us here. “One night only” productions and private theatre hires are not listed.

Arthur Lloyd’s Theatre Website offers an encyclopaedic insight into the history of the West End’s theatres.

Theatricalia is a database of past & future theatre productions.

Thisistheatre also offers interesting insights into the history of London’s theatres.

The Theatres Trust offers information and support for our nation’s theatres.

London Theatres by Michael Coveney & Peter Dazeley, is available from Waterstones and Amazon and provides stunning photography and commentary on London’s iconic theatres.