The National Theatre has a responsibility to live up to its name by making its work accessible to everyone. We strive to provide services and facilities to meet the needs of all visitors and to make our work truly accessible.
Access to the National has been improved, with automatic doors at both the main entrance and the Stage Door replacing the existing heavy manual doors, while inside a new lift will connects House restaurant and the Wolfson Gallery which are on mezzanine levels.
Accessible toilets have been refurbished throughout the building and new ones have been added in the Dorfman Theatre. A brand new audio description room supports our popular performances for blind and visually impaired audiences. As part of its refurbishment, the Dorfman Theatre has been made accessible to audiences from all levels, with improved signage. For the first time, disabled actors are able to access the stage level in the theatre.
Backstage access for staff has also be improved and all workshop offices are now accessible, with three additional accessible toilets.