National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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Opens 30 Sep 2014

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National Theatre: Dorfman TheatreReplacing 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. The National Theatre's smallest space, it was renamed after philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chairman of Travelex, who provided a large donation towards the National's £80m future development programme. Improvements including additional and more comfortable seating mean that an extra 27,000 people each year can gain access to what are often sold-out performances. Further refurbishments include balconies with improved sightlines, equipping the auditorium for daytime education use, much needed new foyer space, improved acoustics, lighting and signage and a lift, making the Dorfman fully accessible for the first time.

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Rules For LivingRules For LivingRules For LivingStephen Mangan joins a cracking cast of Deborah Findlay, Miles Jupp and Maggie Service in Sam Holcroft's comedy Rules for Living, staged at the National Theatre in March 2015. An unseasonal play about Christmas, it sees an extended family gather for the holidays with each of them trying to follow their own strategic rules for living. Directed by Ma2015-04-28T20:00:00+01002015-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES13th March to 8th July 2015
Stephen Mangan joins a cracking cast of Deborah Findlay, Miles Jupp and Maggie Service in Sam Holcroft's comedy Rules for Living, staged at the National Theatre in March 2015. An unseasonal play about Christmas, it sees an extended family gather for the holidays with each of them trying to follow their own strategic rules for living. Directed by Ma...†More about this event
The Hard ProblemThe Hard ProblemThe Hard ProblemSir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience play, The Hard Problem. Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006 and his first for the National since The Coast of Utopia in 2002, The Hard Problem follows young psychology researcher Hilary, pla2015-04-30T19:30:00+01002015-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, † National Theatre† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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DATES21st January to 27th May 2015
Sir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience play, The Hard Problem. Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006 and his first for the National since The Coast of Utopia in 2002, The Hard Problem follows young psychology researcher Hilary, pla...†More about this event
The Red LionThe Red LionThe Red LionPatrick Marber returns to the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer's Choice and Closer, to premiere a fifth play The Red Lion, a savage and humorous drama set in the world of non-league football. Centred on a talented young player and an ambitious manager with very different dreams of the beautiful game, this is a world away 2015-06-03T20:00:00+01002015-07-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, † National Theatre† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES3rd June to 25th July 2015
Patrick Marber returns to the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer's Choice and Closer, to premiere a fifth play The Red Lion, a savage and humorous drama set in the world of non-league football. Centred on a talented young player and an ambitious manager with very different dreams of the beautiful game, this is a world away ...†More about this event

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Union Car Park
10 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    London > Attractions > Sights
    Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, SE1 | Same location as National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    9 Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 10 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
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    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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    Concerts | On 26th April 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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