There are a number of ways to find cheap tickets for our productions, both before and on the day of the performance:
Ways to save in advance
Cheap Tickets (£15/£18) are available for most performances, including for our West End productions. These are in high demand and may be limited to two per customer. They may offer a restricted view of the stage.
Reduced prices are also available for the first performances (Previews) for many of our shows. Details and dates can be found on the individual show pages.
£20 Friday Rush
Every Friday at 1pm, a limited number of £20 Friday Rush tickets are released online for each of the following week’s performances, excluding West End productions. These are limited to 2 per customer, per production
£15 Ticket Season
Each year, a number of productions are discounted as part of our £15 Ticket Season. Hundreds of seats are available for each of these performances at £15. The first £15 Ticket Season shows for 2019 are Tartuffe and Small Island.
Ways to save on the day
For Olivier, Lyttelton and Dorfman productions, a limited number of day tickets are available in person at 9.30am from the Ground Floor Box Office.They are priced at £15 or £18, are limited to two per customer and may offer a restricted view. For popular productions, queues may start early outside the main National Theatre entrance.
Once all other tickets have been sold, £5 Standing Tickets may be available for some of our productions in the Olivier and Lyttelton theatres on the day of the performance. Standing ticket holders stand at the back of the circle where there are clear views but there is nothing to lean against.
NB Olivier and Lyttelton productions play in repertory and do not perform every day. Please check What's On for performance schedules.
Subject to availability, any remaining unsold tickets may be reduced in price close to the performance start time.
General Standby: £15 off selected tickets available for everyone from 90 minutes before the performance.
Reduced Standby: tickets at £15 (£18 for Friday and Saturday evenings) available from 45 minutes before the performance in person only with ID. Available to Students, Stage Pass, SOLT, NCA, & theatre union members and the unemployed.
Entry Pass is a free membership scheme for anyone aged 16-25.
For every performance, a limited number of £7.50 Entry Pass tickets are available in advance.
Entry Pass members can also bring a friend aged 16-25 for just £10.
Visit the Entry Pass pages to join and for more information.
If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us