At the National Theatre, London, many great plays and musicals show at any one time in the three auditoriums that the building houses. To book seats to any current or up-coming show , you can either telephone or email the National Theatre Box Office. Opening hours are from 9.30am until 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
Cheap Theatre Tickets for 16-25s at the National Theatre
The National Theatre is offering young adults the opportunity to get theatre tickets for just £5 when they sign up for free membership to their Entry Pass scheme. The scheme is open to 16-25 year olds and tickets are available for anything being shown at The National Theatre.
All you have to do is download an application form from their website, fill it in and send it back along with a photocopy with proof of age. Once your application has been processed, you have the opportunity to book tickets to your first performance free of charge. After that, you can book to see any show online or through the box office at the special rate of £5. You also have the opportunity to book tickets at a mate’s rate of £7.50 for one other person aged between 16 and 25.
The benefits of the Entry Pass scheme don’t stop there: as a member you are invited to various workshops and exclusive events which will enable you to meet professional theatre-makers. If you are interested in a Backstage Tour all members are offered the discounted price of £2.50.
All Entry Pass members are entitled to 10% discount at the UK’s leading specialist theatre bookshop at the National Theatre, on all purchases made in store. 10% is also deductible on all purchases made on food and drink, apart from alcohol, at any of the National Theatre’s bars and restaurants. These include an Espresso Bar, Mezzanine and Terrace Bar and Food. Finally, if you are a budding young actor or are involved in amateur theatre, you can also get 15% discount on costume and props hire at the National Theatre.
All the benefits cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and all theatre tickets should be booked well in advance as seating is limited.
National in the West End Tickets
The National’s sell out production transfers to the New London Theatre. After receiving much critical acclaim since the original production at the Olivier Theatre, this play has become an instant classic. Featuring the handspring puppet company as well as a cast of talented actors, Michael Murpurgo’s novella comes to life in front of your eyes. Winner of Best Play at the 2010 Tony Awards, this production is heartwarming and bittersweet, and is not to be missed.
One Man, Two Guvnors – Theatre Royal Haymarket
After proving to be an astonishing success at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre, Lee Hall’s new play enjoyed a successful New York transfer as well as a UK nationwide tour. The production has found a new home at the Duchess Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses.
Other West End Shows
Don’t miss the best of the West End! Below are a number of top shows that have been playing in London’s West End for some time. No trip to London is complete without seeing one of them!
Hailed as one of the Best British Musicals of the past decade, this show is not to be missed. Currently booking until late 2013, this show is popular with both tourists and Londoners alike. Elton John’s score complements Lee Hall’s humorous and heartfelt book, based on the film of the same name. Stunning dance routines, hilarious numbers and some of the most talented cast in the West End makes this a perfect night at the theatre.
One of the West End’s longest running shows still continues to play to packed houses at the Her Majesty’s Theatre. The musical has been seen by millions of people all over the world, and has inspired a Hollywood movie adaptation. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enchanting score whisks you away to the romantic Paris Opera House where the mysterious Phantom looks after his ingénue Christine Daae. Don’t miss seeing a West End institution spectacularly performed.
Willy Russell’s timeless tale of two twins separated at birth has been entertaining audiences for the past 25 years. The emotional story combined with a fantastic score including the immortal ‘Tell Me It’s Not True’ makes for an unforgettable experience. Celebrities such as Marti Pellow, Nikki Evans and Mel C have all recently been in the London production, so don’t miss out on seeing some big names in one of London’s biggest musicals.
Disney’s The Lion King is a perfect musical for children and families coming to London. The show has been seen all over the world and is visually stunning from start to finish. All the songs from the 1994 movie are featured, including additional songs by Elton John and Tim Rice. Follow Simba the lion cub on his quest to rule the Pridelands against his evil uncle Scar. Bring plenty of tissues!