• Max Rayne Centre View photo by Philip Vile
  • Max Rayne Centre Exterior photo by Philip Vile
  • Max Rayne Centre Scenic Paint Studio photo by Philip Vile
  • Max Rayne Centre Scenic Paint Studio 2 photo by Philip Vile
  • Max Rayne Centre Design Studio 1 photo by Philip Vile
  • Max Rayne Centre Design Studio 2 photo by Philip Vile
  • Max Rayne Centre Production Office photo by Philip Vile

The Max Rayne Centre

The new Max Rayne Centre at the rear of the building on Upper Ground, houses the new design studios, work spaces for artists and modernised facilities for our existing theatre-crafts workshops and technical departments.

These new spaces allow the National to further its role in supporting British theatre as a whole, providing a space for young companies and freelance artists to collaborate and create pioneering new work.

The scenic painting studio in the Max Rayne Centre can be viewed from the backstage Sherling High-Level Walkway which is open to the public, and is free to visit. From there you will also be able to see into our Props and Scenic Construction workshops, and learn more about the work of the NT craftspeople from the public Viewing Gallery. For further information about the Sherling High-Level Walkway, including directions and opening hours, please click here.

The Max Rayne Centre has been developed with the generous support of the Rayne Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of Lord Rayne, the NT's longest-serving Chairman who oversaw the NT Company's move from the OId Vic Theatre to our home on the South Bank in 1976.