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Frequently asked questions

Running times

During a production's preview performances, an approximate running time will be added to that show's webpage.

Click the What's on link above, select the show you are seeing and the running time will be in the top left of the page.

The majority of productions at the NT have an interval, which usually lasts for 20 minutes. If a production does not have an interval, it will be shown alongside the running time on the show page.

The interval is normally midway through the play.

If you need more specific timings, please contact the box office.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Current and planned shows

To find out what is currently playing at the National Theatre, please visit What's on

An overview of the play is given on each production's show page. You will also be able to find out more about who has been cast and who is in the production team.

Visit 'What's On' to find out more about what is playing at the NT.

Members receive priority access to tickets for all NT productions. When we reopen, you will be able to access booking information for new productions via your MyNT profile.

Tickets for Death of England: Delroy go on sale as follows:

Monday 21 September, at noon
Supporting CastPatronPremier PatronBenefactor Olivier Circle Members, Young Patron Premium and Young Patron Ambasadors

Wednesday 23 September, at noon
Priority and Priority Plus Members, and Young Patron Member and Young Patron Associates

Friday 25 September, at noon
Advance Members

Friday 2 October, at noon
Public booking

Performance dates and times can be found on the individual show and event pages - just clck on the Dates and buy tickets link, near the top right on each page.

Tickets are released for new productions in one of our booking periods which occur every two to three months. Members are amongst the first to know, or Register and subscribe to the NT News regular email and we'll let you know when each new booking period opens.

 

Not all our productions are extended from one booking period to the next. Look out for the words  'Last performance' on the dates listings for each show, which confirms that there will be no more performances.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Casting and creatives news

Information about the cast and production team can be found on each production's show page.

Go to What's On to find out more about what is playing at the NT.

Details of the each play's production team, including the director, can be found on the production's show page.

Go to 'What's On' to find out more about what is playing at the NT.

The writer – or adaptor – is named under the title of the production.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Show suitability

Some of our productions do contain nudity, swearing and/or scenes of a violent or sexual nature and so may not be suitable for younger audiences. For guidance on content and suitability, please contact the box office who can provide specific information.

When promoting a show, we aren’t always able to reveal certain moments or themes without spoiling key plot twists. However, if there are themes that you know may cause you distress and you’d like to know more about the show, you can speak to someone at the National Theatre by contacting the Box Office on 020 7452 3000 or by email.

Lighting effects, smoke effects and gunshots are sometimes used in productions. Details are available from the Box Office after the first Preview.

We always endeavour to ensure that any strobe-like effects are used within limits so as not to affect customers with epilepsy but, if you have any concerns, please contact the Box Office for further details.

We don't publish specific age recommendations for all our productions. For guidance on content and suitability, please call 020 7452 3000.

Children under four are welcome in the foyers, however, they cannot be admitted to the auditoriums.

We don't publish specific age recommendations for all our shows. For guidance on content and suitability, please call 020 7452 3000.

Children under four are welcome in the foyers, however, they cannot be admitted to the auditoriums.

If a show does have a specific age restriction, it will be listed on the individual production page.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

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