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National Theatre - Olivier

Getting into the Venue

The Olivier Theatre main entrance is situated on South Bank at the National Theatre, with levelled ramp access from street level through double doors. The venue has a car park with accessible bays and a drop-off point located outside the theatre.

All sections of the National Theatre can be accessed via several customer lifts. This venue is fully adapted and accessible for all patrons.

Logo of AccessAble The National Theatre – Olivier has worked with AccessAble to make it easier to plan your theatre trip before you visit. AccessAble visited the theatre in-person to create a Detailed Access Guide. Click the logo to read the AccessAble Guide.

Customer Assistance

Staff are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre. All sections of the theatre can be reached by stairs or large customer lifts.

Transfers are available and it is recommended that those wishing to transfer bring a companion. An at-seat service is available for those who are unable to access the bars.

How to Book

For those who require special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Wheelchair users and their companions will receive significant discounts for performances.

For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 020 7452 3000 or email:

Accessible Seats

Stalls R11
Stalls R12
Stalls R13
Stalls R33
Stalls R34

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Section Accessibility


The Stalls can be accessed step-free via customer lifts or from the Stalls foyer. There is level access to 5 wheelchair spaces at the rear of the Stalls. Once inside the auditorium there are steps to all rows, with 25 steps to Row A.

Sides and edges of the Stalls are raised and may be awkward for patrons with limited mobility.


The Circle can be accessed via steps or customer lifts. There is level access into Row G, but there are no wheelchair spaces. Once inside the auditorium, there are 18 steps down to Row A. This section can seem quite steep.

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