The car park has been reduced in size to 270 spaces. We have found that, since the introduction of the congestion charge, demand for car park spaces has declined and this number meets the demand on most nights. However, it is possible that, at weekends in particular, the car park might reach capacity and customers will be directed to other car parks (not operated by the NT) in the area.
NT Future has allowed the creation of better facilities for our audiences on our river front (for example a new entrance pavilion, a new bar and café, and a single level pathway to the Dorfman Theatre). In order to make these changes we needed to remove car parking from the river front.
Despite this reduction, the allocation of blue badge spaces in the NT’s underground car park has been increased to 20 spaces. These designated spaces are also larger, to allow easier transfer from cars for wheelchair users.