Sherling High-Level Walkway
Backstage at The National
Offers bird's-eye views of the backstage area
Hustle and bustle behind-the-scenes
Who has worked on many NT productions
Imagine being able to peep behind that alluring red velvet curtain at the theatre and see the creative process that goes into making productions come to life...
Well, now you can, with The Sherling High-Level Walkway, which offers visitors views into The National Theatres busy backstage area! The walkway is high above the production workshops for set construction and assembly, scenic painting and prop-making, and from your bird’s eye view from above, the walkway offers a unique perspective on the world of Theatre production.
The walkway also offers views into the costume making department – a fascinating insight for anyone with a love of theatre.
As well as these amazing perspectives, the Sherling High-Level Walkway also houses an exhibition, designed by Vicki Mortimer, whose many NT productions include Waves, The Cat in the Hat, The Last of the Haussmans and Othello.
The exhibition has been designed as a reverse view of a production’s timeline, starting with the opening night to first concept.
You can read Vicki Mortimer's blog post on designing the High-Level Walkway exhibition here.
The Sherling High-Level Walkway is free, and is open daily (Mon - Sat) 9.30am – 7.30pm and on Sunday 9, 23 and 30 August, 12-6pm. You can access it from the Gallery Level in the Dorfman Theatre Foyer.
For more information on this exciting new addition to The National Theatre, click here.