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Hire this venue for your own event - it has seven function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 12.

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. Free music in the foyer, experimental outdoor performances on the roof and terraces, backstage tours, bars, restaurants, cafes and remarkable (if controversial) architecture complete the picture of the greatest theatre in the world. The Temporary Theatre, formerly opened as The Shed during the Dorfman's closure for refurbishment, will remain in situ until 2017 and the recently opened Clore Learning Centre offers a new dedicated space for learning at the National, transforming the theatre's approach to education with events and courses for all ages. Exploring all forms of theatre-making, from playwriting to technical skills, the courses will be frequently led by the National's own artists and staff.

 

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NetworkNetworkNetworkAn all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network, penned by Paddy Chayefsky. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, best known as icy Lady Mary in the TV drama, takes on the role of television executive Diana Christensen, played by 4th November 2017Saturday 24th March 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Network
event  Running from Saturday 4th November 2017 until Saturday 24th March 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network, penned by Paddy Chayefsky. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, best known as icy Lady Mary in the TV drama, takes on the role of television executive Diana Christensen, played by ... More about this event
 
Jane EyreJane EyreJane Eyre2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Bronte's classic and much loved story, Jane Eyre. A good time, then, for Sally Cookson's bold re-imagining of Jane Eyre to be staged at the National Theatre, the culmination of a major twenty one city tour of the UK. Nadia Clifford plays the spirited heroine who fights for freed18th October 2017Saturday 21st October 2017 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On
Jane Eyre
event  Running until Saturday 21st October 2017
TIMES  26th September to 21st October 2017  PRICING  £15-£50
2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Bronte's classic and much loved story, Jane Eyre. A good time, then, for Sally Cookson's bold re-imagining of Jane Eyre to be staged at the National Theatre, the culmination of a major twenty one city tour of the UK. Nadia Clifford plays the spirited heroine who fights for freed... More about this event
 
A Poem For Every Day Of The YearA Poem For Every Day Of The YearLiterary & Education, Author Event.10th November 2017Friday 10th November 2017 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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A Poem For Every Day Of The Year
event  Friday 10th November 2017
TIMES  Friday 10th November 2017 - 6pm-6.45pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Author Event.
PinocchioPinocchioPinocchioAfter co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will be directed by John Tiffany, former director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and will feature songs and score from the Walt Disney film, including I've Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish Upon a 1st December 2017Saturday 7th April 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Pinocchio
event  Running from Friday 1st December 2017 until Saturday 7th April 2018
TIMES  1st December 2017 to 7th April 2018  PRICING  £15-£62
After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will be directed by John Tiffany, former director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and will feature songs and score from the Walt Disney film, including I've Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish Upon a ... More about this event
 

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Olivier Stalls Foyer

Capacity

Theatre
100
 
Reception
400
 

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Lyttleton Exhibition Area

Capacity

Theatre
240
 
Reception
300
 

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Mezzanine

Capacity

Theatre
110
 
Reception
150
 

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Terrace Cafe

Capacity

Theatre
120
 
Reception
240
 

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Gielgud Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
15
 

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Richardson Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
20
 

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Ashcroft Room

Capacity

Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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Beginning
Theatre | Until 14th November 2017 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. ...More

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Bronte's classic and much loved story, Jane Eyre. A ...More

 
The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Handel's Semele
Concerts | On 18th October 2017 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Soprano Louise Adler takes the lead in a performance of Handel's provocative opera exploring the illusions and delusions of love. ...More

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

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

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

 
London Literature Festival
London Literature Festival
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2017 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

After celebrating its tenth year in 2016, the London Literature Festival is going from strength to strength with this year's ...More

 
Follies
Follies
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and ...More

 
Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 7 minutes walk from National Theatre

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Beauty And The Feast
Beauty And The Feast
Foodie Events | Until 14th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 7 minutes walk from National Theatre

A delectable retelling of the original fairy tale, Beauty and the Feast takes over the Vaults under Waterloo this winter. ...More

 
Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 7 minutes walk from National Theatre

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be staged in The Vaults beneath ...More

 

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

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Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

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Saatchi Gallery

Oscar-nominated ensemble Les Enfants Terribles - whose brilliant signature show is at Wilton's Music Hall ...More

 
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