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River 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 Nonclassical who turn classical music on its head. The festival launches on 5th July with The Glory, East London's cabaret club and drag pub staging their drag queen contest LIPSYNC1000 and drag king battle, Man Up. Walk up for weekends of free entertainment from the Shubbak Festival, National Park City Festival and Frantic Assembly with DJs, live music, workshops and performances. The whole thing ends with a joyful party weekend as the National Theatre takeover closes the River Stage festival for 2019. Occupying a prime spot on the pedestrianised Thames path, the stage is set alongside the National Theatre and neighbouring food and drink outlets include the Wine Box, Melt Ice Cream, The Cheese Iron, Campfire Pizza, The Otherstudy and Apothecary. Whether you're at the National to see a show or just wondering along the Thames, this free festival adds a bit of fun to your weekend outing.

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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. More about National Theatre

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 41% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from River Stage Festival
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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Me And My Friends
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 24th May 2019 - 6pm
River Stage Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
The quintet performs a fusion of folk and world music in its original tunes....More
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City Of London Sinfonia
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 24th May 2019 - 8pm
River Stage Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
Sian Edwards conducts chamber works by John Luther Adams, Delius, Respighi, Messiaen and Vaughan Williams in an ornithological programme that includes a pre-concert talk by Miranda ...More
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th September - 29th September 2019
River Stage Festival, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from River Stage Festival
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
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 ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
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Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four glass igloos are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River created by ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from River Stage Festival
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from River Stage Festival
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from River Stage Festival
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More

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Actors Leah Harvey And Aisling Loftus On Small Island: TalkActors Leah Harvey And Aisling Loftus On Small Island: TalkLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-05-31T15:00:00+01002019-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Top Girls
War To Windrush: Black Women In Britain 1939-1948War To Windrush: Black Women In Britain 1939-1948Literary & Education, Author Event.2019-06-17T18:00:00+01002019-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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War To Windrush: Black Women In Britain 1939-1948
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 Nonclassical who turn classical music2019-07-05T00:00:00+01002019-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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event > Seasonal > Festivals†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th July to 4th August 2019
VENUENational Theatre
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 Nonclassical who turn classical music...†More about this event

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