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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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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 music20th July 2019Sunday 4th August 2019 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Free EventNow On
River Stage Festival
event  Running until Sunday 4th August 2019
TIMES  5th July to 4th August 2019  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
 
All Kinds Of LimboAll Kinds Of LimboJazz musician Raffy Bushman and singer Nubiya Brandon collaborate with NuShape Orchestra on a multimedia odyssey through classical, grime, reggae and calypso, which combines cutting-edge virtual reality and holographic technology.20th July 2019Saturday 27th July 2019 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
Now On
All Kinds Of Limbo
event  Running until Saturday 27th July 2019
TIMES  13th June to 27th July 2019 - 12noon-9.30pm  PRICING  £5, adv booking essential
Jazz musician Raffy Bushman and singer Nubiya Brandon collaborate with NuShape Orchestra on a multimedia odyssey through classical, grime, reggae and calypso, which combines cutting-edge virtual reality and holographic technology.
Top GirlsTop GirlsTop GirlsMore than three decades since it premiered at the Royal Court, Caryl Churchill's powerful feminist play, Top Girls, returns to London in 2019, and it's just as relevant today as it was back in 1982. Originally staged in the era of Thatcherism, the story follows Marlene - the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency - as she takes inspira20th July 2019Saturday 20th July 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Top Girls
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VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
More than three decades since it premiered at the Royal Court, Caryl Churchill's powerful feminist play, Top Girls, returns to London in 2019, and it's just as relevant today as it was back in 1982. Originally staged in the era of Thatcherism, the story follows Marlene - the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency - as she takes inspira... More about this event
 
Rutherford and SonRutherford and SonRutherford and SonRoger Allam "shines" (The Guardian) in Githa Sowerby's drama set in an industrial northern town in the early 20th century, which follows formidable patriarch John Rutherford who runs his factory and home with a clenched iron fist. Justine Mitchell "is equally excellent" as his daughter Janet in this "splendid revival" (The Times) of the 1912 play a23rd July 2019Saturday 3rd August 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
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Rutherford and Son
event  Running from Thursday 16th May 2019 until Saturday 3rd August 2019
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Roger Allam "shines" (The Guardian) in Githa Sowerby's drama set in an industrial northern town in the early 20th century, which follows formidable patriarch John Rutherford who runs his factory and home with a clenched iron fist. Justine Mitchell "is equally excellent" as his daughter Janet in this "splendid revival" (The Times) of the 1912 play a... More about this event
 
Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The MusicalMr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The MusicalMr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The MusicalNine-year-old Polly and her misfit chums help a big bear called Padlock to escape from the clutches of villainous Mr Gum in a madcap musical adapted from Andy Stanton award-winning children's books, with music by Jim Fortune and a book and lyrics by Stanton. Directed by Amy Hodge.25th July 2019Saturday 31st August 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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On Soon
Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The Musical
event  Running from Thursday 25th July 2019 until Saturday 31st August 2019
TIMES  25th July to 31st August 2019  PRICING  £15-£45, Jul 25-30 previews £15-£40
Nine-year-old Polly and her misfit chums help a big bear called Padlock to escape from the clutches of villainous Mr Gum in a madcap musical adapted from Andy Stanton award-winning children's books, with music by Jim Fortune and a book and lyrics by Stanton. Directed by Amy Hodge.... More about this event
 
HansardHansardHansardA new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a summer's morning in 1988, it sees Tory politician Robin Hesketh return home to what should be an idyllic Cotswold house only to find his wife of 30 years, Diana, digging up secrets. Soon the day-to-day life of a marital couple turns into a blood 22nd August 2019Thursday 24th October 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Hansard
event  Running from Thursday 22nd August 2019 until Thursday 24th October 2019
TIMES  22nd August to 24th October 2019  PRICING  £15-£89
A new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a summer's morning in 1988, it sees Tory politician Robin Hesketh return home to what should be an idyllic Cotswold house only to find his wife of 30 years, Diana, digging up secrets. Soon the day-to-day life of a marital couple turns into a blood ... More about this event
 
'Master Harold'... and the boys'Master Harold'... and the boys'Master Harold'... and the boysA semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this September. Set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, the play tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Sam and Willie and Master Harold. On a long rainy afternoon in St George's Park Tea Room, Port Eliza21st September 2019Saturday 26th October 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
'Master Harold'... and the boys
event  Running from Saturday 21st September 2019 until Saturday 26th October 2019
TIMES  21st September to 26th October 2019  PRICING  £15-£89
A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this September. Set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, the play tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Sam and Willie and Master Harold. On a long rainy afternoon in St George's Park Tea Room, Port Eliza... More about this event
 
My Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant FriendApril De Angelis' adaptation of Elena Ferrante's bestselling novel is re-worked for the Olivier Theatre following a sell-out run at the Rose Theatre Kingston with the entire original cast, including Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack, returning. The five-and-a-half-hour production spans 50 years and "combines an intimate study of female friendshi12th November 2019Saturday 18th January 2020 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
My Brilliant Friend
event  Running from Tuesday 12th November 2019 until Saturday 18th January 2020
TIMES  12th November 2019 to 18th January 2020  PRICING  £32-£165
April De Angelis' adaptation of Elena Ferrante's bestselling novel is re-worked for the Olivier Theatre following a sell-out run at the Rose Theatre Kingston with the entire original cast, including Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack, returning. The five-and-a-half-hour production spans 50 years and "combines an intimate study of female friendshi... More about this event
 
The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the LaneStaging a modern fairytale for those aged 12 and above, the National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, "a tale of a magical boyhood" (Financial Times) by "a master of fear" (The Guardian). This adventure from the creator of Good Omens, American Gods and Coraline is told through the eyes of an adult man looki3rd December 2019Saturday 25th January 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
event  Running from Tuesday 3rd December 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2020
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Staging a modern fairytale for those aged 12 and above, the National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, "a tale of a magical boyhood" (Financial Times) by "a master of fear" (The Guardian). This adventure from the creator of Good Omens, American Gods and Coraline is told through the eyes of an adult man looki... More about this event
 
The WelkinThe WelkinThe WelkinMaxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, 5th January 2020Monday 10th February 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
The Welkin
event  Running from Sunday 5th January 2020 until Monday 10th February 2020
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Maxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, ... 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
 

Dimensions

 
 

Ashcroft Room

Capacity

Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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Kiss My Genders
Kiss My Genders
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre

In this "invigorating" (Telegraph) group exhibition, Kiss My Genders, the Hayward Gallery celebrates fluid gender identities through the works of ...More

 
Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The Morocco-born artist, now resident in Paris, exhibits sculptures, installations and video works informed by scientific processes and nature....More

U.Dance: Pop-up Performances
Sporting Events | Until 21st July 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Young dancers from across London showcase their talents, demonstrating a range of dancing styles....More

U.Dance: Young Creatives
Sporting Events | On 21st July 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Young dancers from across the UK showcase their talents, demonstrating a range of dancing styles....More

Yummy
Yummy
Theatre | Until 28th July 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Yummy, the Melbourne powerhouse of drag, dance, circus, and music, has been serving smash-hit events in numerous festivals across Australia ...More

 
Gals Aloud
Gals Aloud
Concerts | Until 17th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

A drag tribute to Girls Aloud, packed with all the solo singles, hilarious TV appearances, costumes, boys and a few ...More

 
Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show
Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show
Theatre | Until 21st July 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

A children's puppet show based on David McKee's popular stories about an elephant who stands out from the herd thanks ...More

 
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Kids Events | Until 28th July 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

DJ mum Monski Mouse invites young children and their parent or carer to dance along to funky nursery rhymes. Following ...More

 
U Dance: Jazz Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st July 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

An open stage for jazz musicians, plus tap dancers....More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

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 2019, presenting over ...More

 

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After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns ...More

 
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