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National Theatre: Olivier TheatreThe largest of the National Theatre's three auditoriums, the Olivier Theatre lends itself to grand spectacles staged by the National. The imposing theatre on the South Bank is the spiritual centre of London's theatreland, and the heart of the British theatrical tradition. The Olivier, along with the more intimate space of the Dorfman Theatre and the Lyttelton Theatre, make up the superb venue that is the National Theatre, home to a significant proportion of London's best productions.

 

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As You Like ItAs You Like ItAs You Like ItShakespeare's As You Like It comes to the National Theatre for the first time in 30 years this autumn. Polly Findlay directs while Rosalie Craig plays Rosalind in the breezy comedy of banishment, cross-dressing and unexpected romance. The story follows Rosalind as her father, the Duke, is banished and in exile so she and her cousin leave their live2016-02-13T14:00:00+00002016-03-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  26th October 2015 to 5th March 2016
Shakespeare's As You Like It comes to the National Theatre for the first time in 30 years this autumn. Polly Findlay directs while Rosalie Craig plays Rosalind in the breezy comedy of banishment, cross-dressing and unexpected romance. The story follows Rosalind as her father, the Duke, is banished and in exile so she and her cousin leave their live... More about this event
 
Wonder.landWonder.landBullied 12-year-old Aly escapes from the physical abuse and intimidation into a virtual world where she can become beautiful and brave in this musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini. Directed by Rufus Norris. A Manchester International Festival and National Theatre co2016-02-17T19:30:00+00002016-04-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Les BlancsLes BlancsLes Blancs It may be lesser known than A Raisin in the Sun, but Les Blancs was considered by Lorraine Hansberry as potentially her most important work. Staged at the National in 2016, her final drama follows Tshembe, who returns home to Africa from England for his father's funeral. As a society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an2016-03-22T00:00:00+00002016-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £15-£35
DATES  22nd March to 4th May 2016
It may be lesser known than A Raisin in the Sun, but Les Blancs was considered by Lorraine Hansberry as potentially her most important work. Staged at the National in 2016, her final drama follows Tshembe, who returns home to Africa from England for his father's funeral. As a society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an... More about this event
 
 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £285  23% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  24% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  27% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Nearest to National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Roundabout
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The Roundabout, an intimate in-the-round temporary theatre tent, pops up behind the Queen Elizabeth Hall and next to the Hayward Gallery for summer 2015. Between Sunday ... More
 
 
 
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London Wonderground Spiegeltent
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to host ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Entertainment near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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Near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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The End of Longing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd February to 14th May 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Perhaps in an attempt to shake off his association with Chandler forever (unlikely), Friends star Matthew Perry has written his first ever play. ...More
 
 
 
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Hand to God
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 11th June 2016
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy Hand to God shut ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th September 2016
Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Shopping near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The best shops and markets near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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
 
 
 
Books etc
London > Shopping > Books
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
A fine chain of bookshops, usually occupying smaller premises than Waterstones. Regularly has impressive reductions on new titles, and carries a fairly broad stock. ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Restaurants near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
 
 
 
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by three ... More
 
 
 
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Education near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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 | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Leisure near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The best pubs near London National Theatre: Olivier Theatre.
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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 Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

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

 
After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour
Dance | Until 11th March 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The Royal Ballet celebrates acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with a mixed programme at the Royal Opera House ...More

L'Etoile
Concerts | Until 24th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. ...More

Kids' Sushi Class
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Inamo Covent Garden 1 minute walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Train your Nigiri Ninjas We're opening Inamo's exclusive masterclasses to our younger fans. Enter the dojo of our expert Sashimi ...More

Storytime
Kids Events | Until 21st February 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Storytime session for all ages....More

Night Shift
Night Shift
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...More

 
Creative Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 21st February 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Create your own mosaic....More

Night Photography With Simon Gregor
Exhibitions | Until 13th February 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A chance to learn about the photography specialism with an expert....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

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 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

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

 
 
 
 
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