The National Theatre stages over 20 productions a year, ranging from new plays to classics from the world repertoire, in its three theatres on London's South Bank.

National Theatre

The National Theatre stages over 20 shows every year in its three theatres: the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Shed.

Why not combine a matinee or evening performance with your event? Whether it's a family-friendly comedy, a re-invigorated classic, or an incisive modern drama, you're bound to find a production to suit your party.

Visit What's on at the National Theatre website for details of current and forthcoming shows.

We love creative and innovative design at the National Theatre and we like to reflect this in our events. We work very closely with in-house set design and stage specialists to help meet clients' needs.

We also work closely with, and recommend, JVP Events for décor, extra furnishing and theming in The Deck.


Contact Amie: 020 8735 1800


Contact Phil: 020 8992 5775​


The Deck has a sophisticated and flexible lighting system, installed by the National Theatre's Lighting Department, which enables us to light the walls, roof and floor in separate colours as well as providing us with the option to spot light areas and create fantastic bespoke lighting effects at the touch of a button.


Please discuss all AV requirements with your Event Manager. We have an in-house sound department who are able to hire in any additional items you might require for your event. If your event requires a more complex sound set-up, an AV technician may be required, which will incur an extra cost.

Add a flamboyant twist to your event with our costume hire store. With the choice of thousands of top-quality costumes from past National Theatre productions, there’s no end to the ways you could theme an occasion.

Host a military reception, a masked ball, a Roman banquet or perhaps just let your guests have fun with hats and props. Our dedicated costume hire team can help to inspire you with inventive ways to dress-up your event on 020 7733 4774.

For more information visit the Costume Hire Department of National Theatre website.

Whatever your industry, good management relies on excellent communication and leadership skills. The Theatreworks management development programme is an innovative arts-based training course designed to develop those vital qualities.

The course focuses on personal development, drawing on techniques used by actors and directors in the rehearsal room. It's a great opportunity to step outside the inhibitions of the office and learn how to use your body, your voice and your imagination to communicate creatively and with confidence.

To book call 020 7452 3000 and for full information visit the Theatreworks pages on the National Theatre website.

Why not take one of our unique backstage tours which provide a fascinating insight into the creative work that brings our internationally acclaimed productions to the stage.

Visit Backstage Tours at the National Theatre website for more information or email tours@nationaltheatre


Become a member at the National Theatre and you’ll be among the first to know about upcoming performances and be able to book ahead of the crowds.

For more details 020 7452 3218 or

For more information about membership visit the Support Us section of the National Theatre website.