Olivier Theatre – London
The Royal National Theatre (generally known as the National Theatre) in London is one of the United Kingdom’s three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Internationally, it is known as the National Theatre of Great Britain. Olivier Theatre: 1,160 seats, Lyttelton Theatre: 890 seats
Cottesloe Theatre: 400 seats
Address – Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX UK.
Box Office – 9.30am and 8pm
Phone : +44 20 7452 3000
Transport Tube : Waterloo Tube Station 5 mins from National Theatre: Southwark Tube Station 9 Mins from National Theatre: Lambeth North Tube Station 11 Mins from National Theatre
Olivier Stalls Foyer: Level on 2
Access is via the main lifts or by stairs. From here, you can also go outside to the Baylis Terrace via two ramps. The Box Office and Information Desk are open two hours before Olivier performances, and the bookstall and two bars one hour before.
From Level 2, there’s flat access to five wheelchair spaces at the back of the Stalls. The back row (R) is one small step up, next to the accessible seating, and there are 25 steps down to row A at the front. There’s no handrail on the centre aisle. The side Stalls are raised and will be awkward for anyone with limited mobility. There’s an accessible toilet on the way into the auditorium.
Olivier Circle Foyer: Level 3 The entrance to seating in the Circle is on this level, as well as the Circle Bar and ‘Stage by Stage’, a permanent exhibition on the National’s history. There’s also a bar and small seating area, a chair lift down to the Olivier Cafe and access to the outside terrace (via one deep step). The Ashcroft Room, for private functions, is also on Level 3. Olivier Circle Seating: Level 3 There is level access from the entrance to row G at the back, with 18 steps down to row A at the front. The Circle steps are quite steep with handrails on all aisles.
An infrared audio system is available in the theatre. Two types of hearing enhancement are available: headsets for people who don’t use hearing aids, or neck loops for use with a hearing aid by switching it to the ‘T’ position.
Assistance dogs can be taken into the auditorium. Please contact the venue to let them know before booking on 020 7452 3281.
For access information or to book, call 020 7452 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.