With its buzzing South Bank location, The National has always been a draw to some of the biggest shows and events in London. Hospitality is a strong suit, with varying bespoke options available to corporate groups. Pre-show receptions with Champagne and canapés are available, followed by a viewing of any show, including those that are sold-out, with the option to meet the cast for a private reception post-show and have a backstage tour. Fine dining can also be arranged in the on-site restaurant, to be taken pre- or post-show.
The National has three theatres – the Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe – and on each day up to three different shows are available. There is also a programme of Platform talks and Discover events and workshops, giving insight into the work of the theatre, plus outdoor events in summer. Every day there is also music in the main foyer, prior to performances and free exhibitions.