National Theatre Access List
To book specific Access allocations online (wheelchair spaces, best seats for captioned performances) and tickets at the Disabled concessionary rate, subscribe to our Access List. Find more information, and the sign-up form here.
Access List members should log in before selecting tickets.
For more info or to get in touch:
Tel: 020 7452 3284
These performances have a live audio-description that can be heard through headphones. A Touch Tour is for blind and partially-sighted customers to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.
Captioned performances have text on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf and hard of hearing, or anyone that would like to read along, can also enjoy the performance. Synopses are available for all productions.
Smart caption glasses
Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre.
When wearing the glasses, users will see a transcript of the dialogue and descriptions of the sound from a performance displayed on the lenses of the glasses.
For the first time, service users can experience our productions from any seat in any theatre.
Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.
- the lights in the audience will be up so that it's not too dark
- you can make noise during the show
- you can come and go as you please
- if you need a break there are chill out areas in the foyer
- We make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities.
The National Theatre provides a limited number of Relaxed performances, and our forthcoming Relaxed Performances are listed below:
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!
Saturday 17 August, 2 pm
The National Theatre provides a limited number of BSL assisted performances.
Blue Badge holders
Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off at the top of Theatre Avenue (the road between the British Film Institute and the National Theatre), before parking in the car park; there will be a very limited number of spaces for oversized vehicles only above ground. These spaces need to be booked ahead of your visit with the Box Office on 020 7452 3000
Free parking is available in the NT Car Park for Blue Badge holders attending a performance or eating at the National.
When attending a performance, or dining at an NT restaurant, Blue Badge holders can park anywhere in the car park and there are spaces near the lifts reserved for use by disabled people. There is a ramped entrance with semi-automatic doors to the basement foyer and lifts.
For free parking, Blue Badge holders should take their badge, theatre ticket and car park ticket to any Box Office in the foyers for validation, prior to leaving.