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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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An OctoroonAn OctoroonAn OctoroonIn 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr22nd June 2018Wednesday 18th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, South Bank SE1 9PX
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Now On
An Octoroon
event Running until Wednesday 18th July 2018
VENUE National Theatre: Dorfman
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr...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 do22nd June 2018Saturday 4th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank SE1 9PX
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Ongoing
Julie
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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
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, playwri22nd June 2018Saturday 23rd June 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
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Ongoing
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
The Lasting Impact Of The Slave TradeThe Lasting Impact Of The Slave TradeLiterary & Education, Talk.3rd July 2018Tuesday 3rd July 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
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On Soon
The Lasting Impact Of The Slave Trade
event Tuesday 3rd July 2018
TIMES Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - 6pm-7pm PRICING 7, concs 5
Literary & Education, Talk.
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyAdam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale portray the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini's poetic drama about a family and a company that changed the world, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Told in three parts on a single evening, the production is directed by Sam Mend4th July 2018Wednesday 8th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank SE1 9PX
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On Soon
The Lehman Trilogy
event Running from Wednesday 4th July 2018 until Wednesday 8th August 2018
VENUE National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale portray the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini's poetic drama about a family and a company that changed the world, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Told in three parts on a single evening, the production is directed by Sam Mend
The Lehman TrilogyThe 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 P4th July 2018Saturday 22nd September 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Lehman Trilogy
event Running from Wednesday 4th July 2018 until Saturday 22nd September 2018
TIMES 4th July to 22nd September 2018 PRICING 45-68
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
Exploring Translations By Brian FrielExploring Translations By Brian FrielLiterary & Education, Talk.9th July 2018Monday 9th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Exploring Translations By Brian Friel
event Monday 9th July 2018
TIMES Monday 9th July 2018 - 10.30am-4pm PRICING 55, OAP 40, NUS/child 7.50
Literary & Education, Talk.
The Stages of Translating a PlayThe Stages of Translating a PlayLiterary & Education, Talk.10th July 2018Tuesday 10th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
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On Soon
The Stages of Translating a Play
event Tuesday 10th July 2018
TIMES Tuesday 10th July 2018 - 5.30pm-6.30pm PRICING 7, concs 5
Literary & Education, Talk.
River Stage FestivalRiver Stage FestivalRiver Stage FestivalThe River Stage Festival is back at the National Theatre this summer for five weekends of free entertainment. There's an eclectic mix of theatre, drag, DJs, family fun, contemporary dance, outdoor cinema and live music including takeover weekends from East London's The Glory, HOME Manchester, Sadler's Wells and Nonclas13th July 2018Sunday 12th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
River Stage Festival
event Running from Friday 13th July 2018 until Sunday 12th August 2018
TIMES 13th July to 12th August 2018 PRICING Free
The River Stage Festival is back at the National Theatre this summer for five weekends of free entertainment. There's an eclectic mix of theatre, drag, DJs, family fun, contemporary dance, outdoor cinema and live music including takeover weekends from East London's The Glory, HOME Manchester, Sadler's Wells and Nonclas...More about this event
Feminism and Hierarchy On StageFeminism and Hierarchy On StageLiterary & Education, Talk.18th July 2018Wednesday 18th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank South Bank SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Feminism and Hierarchy On Stage
event Wednesday 18th July 2018
TIMES Wednesday 18th July 2018 - 6pm-7pm PRICING 7, concs 5
Literary & Education, Talk.

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Olivier Stalls Foyer

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Theatre
100
Reception
400

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Lyttleton Exhibition Area

Capacity

Theatre
240
Reception
300

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Mezzanine

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Theatre
110
Reception
150

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Terrace Cafe

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Theatre
120
Reception
240

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Gielgud Room

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Theatre
12
Reception
15

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Richardson Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
Reception
20

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Ashcroft Room

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Theatre
28
Reception
40

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