- Box office 020 7452 3000
- General enquiries 020 7452 3400
- Box office times Mon–Sat 9.30am–8pm; Sun noon–6pm in person, noon–3pm by telephone.
- Website www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
The National Theatre on London's South Bank is one of the most prestigious theatre companies in the world. It originally operated from the Old Vic Theatre until Denys Lasdun's extraordinary building complex on the South Bank was finished until 1977, featuring three distinct spaces: the 1,160-seat Olivier Theatre; the 890-seat Lyttleton and the 400-seat Cottesloe. In 2013 the NT embarked on a major refurbishment, which includes improving the Cottesloe's technical features and accessibility and renaming it the Dorfman, after a generous donor. Between March 2013 and spring 2014, a temporary space called The Shed houses smaller shows.
The NT is famous for its original productions, with a mixture of six or seven new plays and classics in the repertory at any given time. Its world premieres include The Madness of George III, Copenhagen, Jerry Springer: The Opera and One Man, Two Guv'nors.
There are many cafes and bars, and normally two restaurants: Mezzanine is a bistro and Terrace Bar & Food offers tapas-style dining, but if you're visiting in the summer don't miss the Propstore, a pop-up restaurant made using recycled sets and props from previous productions.
There are exhibition and lecture rooms and areas available for private hire, and the bookshop is outstanding.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1977
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- Written by: Rob Drummond
One man attempts the most notorious of theatrical illusions; so notorious and dangerous that even Houdini refused to attempt it, and twelve other brave illusionists, assistants and audience members have died since its 17th century conception. Solo drama written and performed by Rob Drummond.
Tue 21 May
Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May
- Directed by: Rachel Chavkin
- Written by: Heather Christian (music)
A series of mythic and modern tales collide in this musical tale created by the New York ensemble The Team. A journey is taken across the United States, in search of American capitalism, and is told via music that mixes Las Vegas glittering gaudiness with rock and gospel sounds. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, composed by…