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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.

 

National Theatre events

 
Feminism and Hierarchy On StageFeminism and Hierarchy On StageLiterary & Education, Talk.18th July 2018Wednesday 18th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
Today Only
Feminism and Hierarchy On Stage
event  Wednesday 18th July 2018
TIMES  Wednesday 18th July 2018 - 6pm-7pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.
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 music18th July 2018Sunday 12th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
River Stage Festival
event  Running until Sunday 12th August 2018
TIMES  13th July to 12th August 2018  PRICING  Free
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
 
An OctoroonAn OctoroonAn OctoroonIn 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr18th July 2018Wednesday 18th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ends Today
An Octoroon
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VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr... More about this event
 
JulieJulieJulieKnown for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do18th July 2018Saturday 4th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Julie
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VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do... More about this event
 
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P18th July 2018Saturday 22nd September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
The Lehman Trilogy
event 
TIMES  4th July to 22nd September 2018  PRICING  £45-£68
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P... More about this event
 
Home, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingKatherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B24th July 2018Wednesday 5th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Home, I'm Darling
event  Running from Tuesday 24th July 2018 until Wednesday 5th September 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B... More about this event
 
Free Will: Do We Have A Choice'Free Will: Do We Have A Choice'Literary & Education, Author Event.6th August 2018Monday 6th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Free Will: Do We Have A Choice'
event  Monday 6th August 2018
TIMES  Monday 6th August 2018 - 6pm-7pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Author Event.
The Star SeekersThe Star SeekersThe Star SeekersChildren aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i8th August 2018Saturday 1st September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Star Seekers
event  Running from Wednesday 8th August 2018 until Saturday 1st September 2018
TIMES  8th August to 1st September 2018  PRICING  £12 (Adults), £10 (Under 18s)
Children aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i... More about this event
 
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own MusicThe Star Seekers: Create Your Own MusicLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.10th August 2018Tuesday 28th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own Music
event  Running from Friday 10th August 2018 until Tuesday 28th August 2018
TIMES  10th, 15th, 22nd and 28th Aug 2018 - 4pm-5pm  PRICING  £5, concs £3
Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop.
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own StoryThe Star Seekers: Create Your Own StoryLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.14th August 2018Saturday 1st September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own Story
event  Running from Tuesday 14th August 2018 until Saturday 1st September 2018
TIMES  14th August to 1st September 2018 - 1pm-2.30pm  PRICING  £5, concs £3
Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop.

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Olivier Stalls Foyer

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Theatre
100
 
Reception
400
 

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Lyttleton Exhibition Area

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Theatre
240
 
Reception
300
 

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Mezzanine

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Theatre
110
 
Reception
150
 

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Terrace Cafe

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Theatre
120
 
Reception
240
 

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Gielgud Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
15
 

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Richardson Room

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Theatre
12
 
Reception
20
 

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Ashcroft Room

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Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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An Octoroon
An Octoroon
Theatre | Until 18th July 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to ...More

 
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | Until 22nd September 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end ...More

 
Julie
Julie
Theatre | Until 4th August 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at ...More

 
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The ...More

 
Shawn Colvin
Concerts | On 18th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The contemporary folk-pop artist and her band....More

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

This summer, the Southbank Centre marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday with a brand-new exhibition. Taking place in the ...More

 
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Kids Events | Until 9th September 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 
Circa Peepshow
Circa Peepshow
Dance | Until 18th August 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The Brisbane-based circus ensemble, Circa, known for their "artful acrobatics" (The Guardian) and described as "human poetry in motion" by ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 

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From ETM, the group behind The Botanist Sloane Square, Maple in Westfield is a bar ...More

 
Terrazza Martini
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Covent Garden Piazza

Synonymous with aperitivo culture for 150 years, Martini brings its iconic Terrazza Martini to Covent Garden this summer. The four-week pop-up will see the famous piazza transformed into a quintessentially Italian sanctuary complete with a ...More

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This vast emporium is not just the largest Topshop in the country - it is ...More

 
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Kahani
Dining 

The first solo restaurant from Peter Joseph, Kahani brings contemporary Indian dishes to Chelsea....More

Endo at The Berkeley
Endo at The Berkeley
Foodie Events | From 21st July 

The Berkeley

He was one of the original pioneers behind Zuma and now, just for the summer, ...More

 
The Jam Shed Supper Club
The Jam Shed Supper Club
Foodie Events | From 24th July 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

A brand new rooftop dining experience for summer 2018, The Jam Shed Supper Club brings ...More

 
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Kenwood House

The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn ...More

 
Felicity Ward
Felicity Ward
Comedy | From 12th November 

Soho Theatre

Appearing on Netflix as part of the series Live From The BBC and with her ...More

 
The Guilty Feminist
Comedy | On 23rd July 

Kings Place

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest MC for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss topics all 21st-century feminists agree on while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears underlying ...More

Tish
Tish
Dining 

Contemporary kosher restaurant and bar in Belsize Park offering an all-day menu of European cuisine ...More

 
Abandoman: Pirate Radio
Abandoman: Pirate Radio
Comedy | From 1st October 

Soho Theatre

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Irish hip-hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, ...More

 
Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton
Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton
Drinking 

Underneath the arches of Hoxton Station, on the ...More

 
I'm Not Running
I'm Not Running
Theatre | From 2nd October 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast ...More

 
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Dining 

Founded by second generation Filipino Londoners Omar Shah and Mae Maglanoc, Mamasons opened this ice ...More

 
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Dining 

Bringing Filipino street-style 'dirty' ice cream to London, Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream is named after ...More

 
Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography
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Dance | From 26th July 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

This immersive dance performance choreographed by Wayne McGregor ...More

 
Levan
Levan
Dining 

Following the success of Salon, Nicholas Balfe and his team head further south to Peckham ...More

 
London National Park City Week
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Tours | From 21st July 

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This July, the Mayor of London presents the ...More

 
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
 
 
 
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