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Performing Arts Theater, Theater CompanyToday 9:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmThursday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmFriday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
At its home on the South Bank of the River Thames in the centre of London, the National Theatre performs over 20 different shows every year.
Open 52 weeks of the year, 6 or 7 days a week, you can see up to 6 different shows in a week. 

Talks and workshops offer a glimpse into how theatre is made. 
Cafes, restaurants and bars offer places to relax and free exhibitions are staged throughout the year.
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Home to prominent theatre company presenting new plays, classic drama and Shakespeare productions.- Google
"Both times, they have been in the Olivier theatre which I really like."
"Until fifth of October you can see Othello by William Shakespeare."
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Mary McNie
5 months ago
Last night I saw your touring production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. The acting of the main character was sublime - most certainly the best I have seen in a very long time. Mary McNie ALAM
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Adela Kacorova
a year ago
I went to see a Shakespeare play (King Lear) yesterday and thought the theatre (Olivier) was very comfortable and had good acoustics. I enjoyed the play and felt lucky to have obtained cheap, young persons tickets. I think it's brilliant how the theatre is making plays accessible to young people and ensuring that money is not a barrier!
scott hylands
a year ago
I saw your cineplex version of Lear and was flabbergasted at how awful it was. Truly depressing. One would think that by now the National would have figured out how to make a good film from a stage play. Basically it's impossible, they being two different forms- but at the very least the actors in such an endeavour should be schooled not to over exert their voices. It seems as if all of them are looking for a certain brass note to hit, which must represent some sort of bullseye for optimum impact. Nothing could be further from the truth. Robin Phillips of Stratford Canada renown stuck tiny microphones in everybody's hairline to mitigate this problem. Andrew Warchus, who directed me in a version of 'Art' in Toronto, was adamant on this issue. He maintained that speaking louder than is credible destroys duh credibility. The solution for him was adroit staging, speech that was carefully aimed rather than being dumped into the general air, and a clarity aimed for row 12, not row 25. Lack of awareness about the phoniness of voices too loud is what persuades many people to avoid live theatre. I could go on- the Mendes staging is excreable, the mercenaries who accompany Lear for awhile all look as if they've just come from an audition for Britain's top male model. And what is the relevance of modern dress in a play steeped in superstition? Why does the Fool have an ill fitting suit? Why does this Lear conjure Shylock? And for Edmund to wear glasses being the obedient bastard, and whipping them off to reveal his true self- Sam's been staying up late watching Superman movies. I mean for Christ's Sake this is slop.
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Giles Hutchings
a year ago
An interestingly designed building with lovely auditoria inside. I went to see Great Britain in the Lyttleton Auditorium and I loved it! The plays are at a very high standard.
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Dianne Marcos
11 months ago
In October 2014, I went to see Here Lies Love at the new Dorfman Theatre. Imelda Marcos' life portrayed through disco music is something quite surreal. It had elements of immersive theatre, and the story was sometimes satirical, sometimes hard-hitting... and then the bass drops and everyone dances. Even saw David Byrne nodding his head and singing along to his own musical! I had lots of fun and would recommend seeing it if you have an open mind, and it helps to read the programme beforehand so you understand what's going on. This is Filipino history told through dance music in London's Southbank!
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Dec Hardy
10 months ago
Great venue for a many different things. Over the years I have seen many breathtaking performances and enjoyed the many bars. If you get the opportunity, go visit the architectural monstrosity.
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Pierre Decote
a year ago
Ate at the terrace restaurant on 2nd floor. Ceviche was incredible and steak tartare out of this worls. small portions but very nice for a variety of tastes. very chilled atmosphere. a favourite
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Bob Owen
a year ago
I visited during the summer and saw my first Shakespeare play ever. Even for someone as culturally deprived as me, the place was open, friendly and accessible. Excellent for matinees and some very cheap tickets get made available online. Not one for the rich theatre going elite, but a venue even for the likes of me. Great bar and restaurant but a bit too expensive.


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