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Hire this venue for your own event - it has seven function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 12.

Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the Dorfman Theatre, to grand spectacles in the Olivier, the National Theatre is the spiritual centre of the British theatrical tradition. Free music in the foyer, experimental outdoor performances on the roof and terraces, backstage tours, bars, restaurants, cafes and remarkable (if controversial) architecture complete the picture of the greatest theatre in the world. The Temporary Theatre, formerly opened as The Shed during the Dorfman's closure for refurbishment, will remain in situ until 2017 and the recently opened Clore Learning Centre offers a new dedicated space for learning at the National, transforming the theatre's approach to education with events and courses for all ages. Exploring all forms of theatre-making, from playwriting to technical skills, the courses will be frequently led by the National's own artists and staff.

 

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Absolute HellAbsolute HellAbsolute HellThirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Branded 'a libel on the British people' on its first airing in 1952 under the title 'The Pink Room', the play was panned. Revised and rewritten but 23rd April 2018Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On
Absolute Hell
event  Running until Wednesday 23rd May 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Branded 'a libel on the British people' on its first airing in 1952 under the title 'The Pink Room', the play was panned. Revised and rewritten but ... More about this event
 
Nine NightNine NightWhen Gloria passes away after a prolonged illness, her children and grandchildren mark her passing with a traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake that brings together friends and relatives for a party full of music, food and sharing stories that lasts over one week. The endless parade of mourners pushes the family to the brink in Natasha Gordon's touc23rd April 2018Saturday 26th May 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Now On
Nine Night
event  Running until Saturday 26th May 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 
When Gloria passes away after a prolonged illness, her children and grandchildren mark her passing with a traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake that brings together friends and relatives for a party full of music, food and sharing stories that lasts over one week. The endless parade of mourners pushes the family to the brink in Natasha Gordon's touc
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and then in 1963 the National Theatre was established, spending its first 13 years at The Old Vic. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwri23rd April 2018Saturday 23rd June 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
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VENUE  National Theatre 
The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and then in 1963 the National Theatre was established, spending its first 13 years at The Old Vic. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwri... More about this event
 
JulieJulieJulieKnown for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do31st May 2018Saturday 4th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Julie
event  Running from Thursday 31st May 2018 until Saturday 4th August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do... More about this event
 
Exit the KingExit the KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his lead role in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre, Rhys Ifans stars as the King while Indira Varma takes the role of the Queen. Anthony Ward provides the designs.1st July 2018Wednesday 1st August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Exit the King
event  Running from Sunday 1st July 2018 until Wednesday 1st August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre 
This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his lead role in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre, Rhys Ifans stars as the King while Indira Varma takes the role of the Queen. Anthony Ward provides the designs.... More about this event
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P1st July 2018Wednesday 1st August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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The Lehman Trilogy
event  Running from Sunday 1st July 2018 until Wednesday 1st August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre 
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P... More about this event

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Olivier Stalls Foyer

Capacity

Theatre
100
 
Reception
400
 

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Lyttleton Exhibition Area

Capacity

Theatre
240
 
Reception
300
 

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Mezzanine

Capacity

Theatre
110
 
Reception
150
 

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Terrace Cafe

Capacity

Theatre
120
 
Reception
240
 

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Gielgud Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
15
 

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Richardson Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
20
 

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Ashcroft Room

Capacity

Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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Nine Night
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National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre

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Absolute Hell
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Theatre | Until 23rd May 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge ...More

 
Concrete Dreams Exhibition
Concrete Dreams Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Take an immersive audio-visual backstage journey with Concrete Dreams, a free tour which marks the reopening of Queen Elizabeth Hall, ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 20th May 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Circus Abyssinia, an African acrobatic spectacular from Ethiopia, makes its London premiere at the Underbelly Festival but if you saw ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
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Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

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The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 
Macbeth
Macbeth
Theatre | Until 12th May 2018 

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Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this revival of Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy, directed ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 24th April 2018 

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Lucian Msamati sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's seminal battle of wits between ...More

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
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Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2018 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of ...More

 
Dreamgirls
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Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

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A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 

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