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Watch This Space FestivalThe National Theatre's free festival of outdoor entertainment returns this summer with an array of theatre, fire, circus, juggling, music, dance and street performance. Getting things off to a scorching start for the opening of Watch This Space is the Fire Garden ? to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in London, the National Theatre will be turned into an enormous riverside hanging garden of flames. The line-up also sees the premiere of Twenty/Twenty, an Olympic-sized show in which the world renowned Gandinis perform in mass juggling sequences and culminates with a finale performance involving 200 illuminated props. For the full programme visit the official website.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  22% off
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  26% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Watch This Space 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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Ugly Lies The Bone
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd February to 1st April 2017
Watch This Space Festival, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Watch This Space Festival
Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Organ Recital: Stephen Farr
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 24th April 2017 - 7.30pm
Watch This Space Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
The organist performs Judith Bingham's Roman Conversions (world premiere), Jehan Alain's Three Danses and Olivier Messiaen's Les Corps Glorieux....More
 
 
 
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th September - 4th June 2017
Watch This Space Festival, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space 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 Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Watch This Space 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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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Watch This Space Festival
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is unmissable ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space Festival
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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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 Watch This Space 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 & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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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 Watch This Space Festival
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space Festival
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Blanc
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
9 Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
Seasonal French fare from Raymond Blanc's team is on offer at 20 brasseries across the UK, including seven in London. In 1996, Raymond opened his first ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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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 Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space Festival
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Watch This Space 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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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space 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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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space 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 Watch This Space 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
 
 
 

National Theatre events

 
ConsentConsentRoger Michell's directs Nina Raine's provocative and painfully funny drama about two friends, who find themselves on opposite sides of a rape trial, sifting the shocking evidence from different perspectives. Contains scenes of sexual violence. A National theatre co-production with Out Of Joint.2017-04-24T19:30:00+01002017-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On
Consent
Angels In America: Part Two: PerestroikaAngels In America: Part Two: PerestroikaAngels In America: Part Two: PerestroikaThe sobering repercussions of betrayal and excess send shockwaves through New York and force a deeper understanding of the AIDS crisis in the second half of Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning drama, Angels in America. Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse) directs Andrew Garfield (recently nominated for B2017-04-24T19:00:00+01002017-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  11th April to 19th August 2017
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
The sobering repercussions of betrayal and excess send shockwaves through New York and force a deeper understanding of the AIDS crisis in the second half of Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning drama, Angels in America. Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse) directs Andrew Garfield (recently nominated for B... More about this event
 
Angels In America: Part One: Millennium ApproachesAngels In America: Part One: Millennium ApproachesAngels In America: Part One: Millennium ApproachesThe first instalment of a new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America, comes to the National Theatre this April. New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex in the mid-1980s as the spectre of the AIDS crisis casts a deathly pall over the conservative Reagan administration in the opening salvo. Marian2017-04-28T19:00:00+01002017-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  11th April to 19th August 2017
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
The first instalment of a new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America, comes to the National Theatre this April. New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex in the mid-1980s as the spectre of the AIDS crisis casts a deathly pall over the conservative Reagan administration in the opening salvo. Marian... More about this event
 
 

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Consent
Theatre | Until 17th May 2017 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre

Roger Michell's directs Nina Raine's provocative and painfully funny drama about two friends, who find themselves on opposite sides of ...More

Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika
Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The sobering repercussions of betrayal and excess send shockwaves through New York and force a deeper understanding of the AIDS ...More

 
Consent
Consent
Theatre | Until 17th May 2017 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre in ...More

 
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Doon Street Car Park 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in ...More

 
Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

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Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

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Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

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Film Scores Live
Film Scores Live
Concerts | Until 25th June 2017 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Starting in October 2016, Southbank Centre presents Film Scores Live, a year-long series that shines a light on some of ...More

 
Belief and Beyond Belief
Belief and Beyond Belief
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 

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Back for its third year, GrandFest is a one-day mini festival that celebrates the heritage ...More

 
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Sanderson London embarks on a series of tech-focused events this spring/summer, launching with a partnership ...More

 
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After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017....More

 
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From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at ...More

 
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Following the success of Gunpowder, Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame ...More

 
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Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
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A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
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The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox
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SSE Arena, Wembley

The physicist, TV presenter and author takes audiences on a spectacular journey through space and time plus Cox will take part in an interview chaired by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince....More

The Kooks
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Concerts | On 13th May 

Alexandra Palace

The Brighton-hailing indie-rock quartet celebrate their 10th anniversary, performing tunes new and old....More

 
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Foodie Events | From 10th May 

Albert Wharf

Enjoy a staycation this summer with a visit to Fulham's first Thameside beach, which brings ...More

 
Maximo Park
Maximo Park
Concerts | On 12th May 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

The alt.rock veterans deliver their high-energy hits including Our Velocity, The National Health, Midnight On ...More

 
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Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at ...More

 
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Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, Juju's Bar and Stage is a ...More

 
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Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails ...More

 
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
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