• Sherling High-Level Walkway photo by Philip Vile
  • Props Workshop View from Sherling High-Level Walkway photo by Philip Vile

Sherling High-Level Walkway and Public Viewing Gallery

The Sherling High-level Walkway, which runs through the new Max Rayne Centre, is now open. It has been developed with the generous support of Clive & Sally Sherling and provides a direct connection between our education and production spaces.

The Walkway offers visitors an exceptional new view into the NT’s unique production workshops for set construction, scenic painting, carpentry and prop-making. From the walkway you’ll be able to see our productions being created before they reach the stage. You will also find an exhibition created by theatre designer, Vicki Mortimer, which charts the theatre-making process at the NT, and includes design samples from current productions and up to date information on what’s happening each day in the workshop.

Opening times and access
You can access the High-Level Walkway free of charge from the Dorfman Theatre foyer (Gallery Level). The walkway is open daily from 9.30am until 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. A new lift has been added to make the Dorfman Theatre and walkway accessible from all levels.

If you are making a special visit to the High-Level Walkway then we would recommend avoiding peak hours, which we expect will be 90 minutes before a performance in the Dorfman Theatre.

You are welcome to take non-flash photographs from the walkway.

Food and drink
Coffee, tea and cold drinks can be purchased from the Dorfman Box Office and there is plenty of seating available in the Dorfman Theatre foyer. Food and drink are not permitted on the walkway due to the craftspeople working underneath.

Supporters Mural
The walkway is the home of our Supporters Mural, which acknowledges everyone who has donated £100 or more to NT Future. The mural runs the length of the High-Level Walkway and includes over 3,000 names. For more information please click here.