Open-air show from NT hits the Southbank

Date Posted: 29/03/2014

Described as a panoramic performance show, the National Theatre’s The Roof is set to play at London’s Southbank from 30th May to 28th June.

The show will be housed in a purpose-built venue, where audiences will experience a mix of 360-degree hair-trigger movement, influenced by free running and set against the skyline of London, with music and sounds played via individual headphones.

The Roof: a synopsis

Within the suspended reality of a brutal and unforgiving game, The Roof will transport school groups into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive.

The Roof’s purpose-built arena was designed by Jon Bausor, set designer for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

School trip organisers arranging a trip to see The Roof should take individual’s mobility issues into consideration as the audience remains standing throughout. There is also an age restriction of 12 years and over.

The Roof will tour in the summer with dates to be announced soon.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide