Facilities

Auditorium

  • Air Conditioning: The National Theatre auditoriums are fully air conditioned.
  • Food & Drink: Whilst food and drink are available at the National Theatre, only cold snacks and drinks in plastic cups are allowed into the auditoriums themselves (i.e. no hot food or glass allowed in the seating area.)

Cloakroom

Both the Olivier and Lyttelton theatres have their own cloakrooms in which large items can be checked.

Dining

The National Theatre has a plethora of dining options, with food available in the Mezzanine, Terrace Bar and Propstore as well as the Olivier and Lyttelton Cafés. There are dining options to suit all budgets and appetites. Please see our restaurants page or the National Theatre website for further details.

Bar

The theatre has several bars including the fully licensed Terrace Bar, the Long Bar, the Lyttelton Café and the Olivier Café. There is also an Espresso Bar at the National Theatre in which delicious coffees can be purchased as well as the pop up Propstore bar and café just outside the theatre (open seasonally in the spring/summer seasons.) Click here to see the bar menu.

Shop

Whilst programmes, brochures and ice creams are available throughout the building, the theatre also has its very own National Theatre shop in which National Theatre show merchandise can be purchased, including shows that have transferred to other locations such as War Horse and One Man Two Guvnors. Click here to visit the National Theatre Bookshop website

Toilets

Each theatre (Olivier, Lyttelton and The Shed) has its own toilet facilities. There are male and female toilet facilities on each level of each theatre as well as access adapted bathrooms on each level of each theatre.