Cancelled: Dick Whittington

This in-house audio description has been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Join Dick Whittington and friends on an adventure to save the true spirit of London as pantomime comes to the National Theatre for one year only.

In a newly transformed Olivier theatre, Ned Bennett directs this wild new version of the classic tale which has been freshly updated for 2020 by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd.

This hilarious and heartfelt panto is packed with the cheekiest of jokes, the chattiest of animals, the awesomest of songs and the messiest of silliness.

Initial casting includes Dickie Beau, Amy Booth-Steel, Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings, Georgina Onuorah, and Cleve September.

In a season when many UK theatres have been forced to postpone their pantomimes, help us to celebrate its place at the heart of British theatre.


The National Theatre can’t wait to welcome you back.  

Following the latest Government advice, performances of Dick Whittington will go ahead as planned. Should further measures lead to any changes in the performance schedule, please rest assured that you will be entitled to a refund.

Ahead of your visit, please read about the measures and guidelines that we have put in place to give you the best possible experience within Tier 2 COVID restrictions.

Please be aware that tickets are only available online and in advance, and refreshments must be pre-ordered during the booking process.  When selecting your seats, you’ll notice a required arrival time before the performance, so we encourage you to check this with your group before confirming.

We’re pleased to accept bookings for households or support bubbles of up to 6 people, but please be aware that our seats are only available in groups of 1-4 people, which allows us to maintain social distancing.

This means that bookings of 5–6 people will be split across multiple groups, and depending on where your groups are seated in the theatre, you may also be given separate arrival times.

Click here to learn about all the ways we are making our audiences safe

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