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Tours for Two

Photo of the Scenic Studio, backstage at the National Theatre

Tours for Two

Tours for Two – The Art and Craft of Theatre

Create an unforgettable experience with a personal backstage tour for two, discovering the behind-the-scenes world of the National Theatre.

On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of fizz, as your guide welcomes you to the NT, and introduces you to the ‘theatre factory’ before you explore the design, construction and scenic areas. Peek in to the rehearsal rooms where our work is prepared for our stages, visit our workshops, see where sets are built and painted, and get to see hidden areas of the theatre not available to the public.

You will have your own private tour guide who can tailor your visit to your interests, meaning no two tours are ever the same.


Price, including welcome drink for two £120

Upgrade to a bottle of fizz (either pre or post tour) £140


Tours take approximately 75 minutes including pre-drink.

Conclude your private tour with a meal in House restaurant. Choose to upgrade to a two or three-course meal in the restaurant. Speak to your personal tour guide once you’ve booked who can arrange this perfect ending to your visit.

To book

Email with your choice of date and time (if known) including the names and details of the people attending.

Tours for Two are available in the following time slots Monday to Saturday.

 6.30pm   7pm      8pm     8.15pm

If you’re booking as a gift we will send the invitation to your guests. Your guests will be able to choose their date and time with their tour guide.

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