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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is unmissable thanks to its brilliant red colour and power station-like towers. Originally intended as a temporary venue, to be used for twelve months while the Cottesloe closed and became the Dorfman Theatre, the design by Haworth Tompkins has proved so popular that the structure still remains in place. Inside the red, rough sawn timber cladding is a 225-seat auditorium which hosts a diverse programme of new work from experimental and cutting-edge theatre-makers.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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 Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Replacing 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. ... More
 
 
 
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed), South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
 
 
 
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An Octoroon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th June to 18th July 2018
Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed), South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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 ...More
 
 
 
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th September - 29th September 2018
Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed), 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
 
 
 
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four private dining domes are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River, created ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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 Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
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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The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The ...More

 
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018
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This summer, the Southbank Centre marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday with a brand-new exhibition. Taking place in the ...More

 
Circa Peepshow
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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 Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)

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 Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)

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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