Visit us

Whether you’re planning a trip to the theatre or a stroll along the river Thames, we’d love to welcome you to our bookshop.

Our shop

Our shop is one of the finest specialist theatre bookshops in the world. Expect to find an unrivalled selection of theatre books, specialist performing arts titles, playtexts and signed editions. Our knowledgeable team are always happy to offer recommendations and share their enthusiasm for theatre with you.  

We also offer a carefully curated range of fiction and non-fiction books, prints, homewares, stationery, jewellery and giftware. Every purchase helps support the artistic work of the National Theatre. Please note, we currently only accept card payments in our shop.

Getting here

You’ll find us inside the National Theatre on London’s South Bank, close to Waterloo, Embankment and Southwark stations.  

Our address is:  

National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX 

We are well connected on public transport by tube, bus, cycle routes and river boat services. 

Our opening times are:

Monday to Saturday, 10 am–10.30 pm and Sunday, 12 noon–6 pm. Please note, the shop opening hours sometimes differ from the National Theatre building opening hours. 

Before you visit

If you are looking for a particular book, play or product we’d love to hear from you. If it’s something we don’t currently have, we will do our best to order the item for you before you visit. This way, you won’t leave disappointed!  

You can contact us via email or phone +44 (0)20 7452 3456 and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.    

Special educational discount

Are you a teacher or work in education? Did you know we offer special discounts for educational orders over £100? Contact us via to find out more. *

* You will need proof of working in education for us to validate the discount. We recommend emailing us from your work email address.