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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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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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Young Chekhov: Platonov
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th July to 8th October 2016
Watch This Space Festival, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
A new version of Chekhov's comedy about the schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre. "A major work in its own ...More
 
 
 
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The London Dungeon Lates (Over 18s)
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Friday 30th September 2016 at 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm
Watch This Space Festival, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
Performance, special effects and storytelling in the bowels of the dungeon, plus a guided tour through 1,000 years of London's villains....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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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Watch This Space Festival
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... 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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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

 
National Theatre Of Scotland: Our Ladies Of Perpetual SuccourNational Theatre Of Scotland: Our Ladies Of Perpetual SuccourAdapted from the novel by Alan Warner, this energetic musical comedy created by Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone concerns six feisty Catholic schoolgirls on a trip to Edinburgh, whose journey ends in sex, singing and sambuca. Contains strong language and explicit adult content of a sexual nature.2016-09-30T20:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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National Theatre Of Scotland: Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour
The Red BarnThe Red BarnThe Red BarnOlivier Award winning actor Mark Strong returns to the stage (following his highly acclaimed performance in A View from the Bridge) to star opposite The Night Manager actress Elizabeth Debicki in a new psychological thriller by David Hare. Set in 1960s Connecticut, two couples struggle home through the snow on their way back from a party but traged2016-10-06T19:30:00+01002016-11-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Film Events > Film - Thriller
DATES  6th October to 19th November 2016
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Olivier Award winning actor Mark Strong returns to the stage (following his highly acclaimed performance in A View from the Bridge) to star opposite The Night Manager actress Elizabeth Debicki in a new psychological thriller by David Hare. Set in 1960s Connecticut, two couples struggle home through the snow on their way back from a party but traged... More about this event
 
A Pacifist's Guide To The War On CancerA Pacifist's Guide To The War On CancerPerformance artist Bryony Kimmings collaborates with Complicite on this musical, which looks behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the stark reality of cancer, with a book by Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Kimmings. Contains adult themes and strong language.2016-10-14T19:30:00+01002016-11-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
A Pacifist's Guide To The War On Cancer
The Plough And The StarsThe Plough And The StarsTo mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Howard Davies and Jeremy Herrin co-direct Sean O'Casey's landmark observational drama charting the fortunes of disparate residents of a Dublin tenement against the backdrop of tumultuous events half a mile away from November 1915 to Easter 1916.2016-10-20T19:30:00+01002016-10-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Plough And The Stars
Hedda GablerHedda GablerIvo van Hove directs a new production of Henrik Ibsen's play, about a newly married woman who longs to be free. Ruth Wilson stars as the title role.2016-12-05T19:30:00+00002017-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Watch This Space Festival

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee
Dance | Until 22nd October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Watch This Space Festival

Frederick Ashton's romantic ballet about Lise, who is in love with Colas, a young farmer, however her mother has more ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Murder Ballad
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2016 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from Watch This Space Festival

Off-Broadway rock musical Murder Ballad transfers to the Arts Theatre this autumn for its UK premiere. Starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin ...More

 
 
 
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