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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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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 15th October 2019Thursday 24th October 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Ongoing
Hansard
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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 Eliza15th October 2019Tuesday 17th December 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
'Master Harold'... and the boys
event 
TIMES  21st September to 17th December 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
 
The AntipodesThe AntipodesPulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker directs the UK premiere of her own drama about the art of storytelling set around a table, where a group of people trade tall tales and discuss the thin line between fantasy and fiction.21st October 2019Saturday 23rd November 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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The Antipodes
event  Running from Monday 21st October 2019 until Saturday 23rd November 2019
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker directs the UK premiere of her own drama about the art of storytelling set around a table, where a group of people trade tall tales and discuss the thin line between fantasy and fiction.
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
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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
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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
 

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Ashcroft Room

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Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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'Master Harold'... and the boys
'Master Harold'... and the boys
Theatre | Until 17th December 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this ...More

 
Hansard
Hansard
Theatre | Until 24th October 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a ...More

 
Paul Lewis
Concerts | On 15th October 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The pianist plays Haydn's Sonata In E Minor, Brahms's 3 Intermezzi and Beethoven's 33 Variations On A Waltz by Diabelli....More

London Sinfonietta
Concerts | On 15th October 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Geoffrey Paterson conducts Cheryl Frances-Hoad's Bouleumeta For Solo Clarinet with Mark Van De Wiel, Edward Nesbit's Viola Concerto with Paul ...More

Another Me
Exhibitions | Until 3rd November 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Musician Soweto Kinch curates an exhibition of artworks by incarcerated people. Presented by Koestler Arts in partnership with Southbank Centre....More

Costume at the National Theatre
Costume at the National Theatre
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits ...More

 
Translations
Translations
Theatre | Until 18th December 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Following a sold-out run last year, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns to the National Theatre. Ciaran Hinds once again ...More

 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo ...More

 
Gallery 31: Bonds
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2019 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

Works in a diverse range of media from FAKA, Nick Ryan, Anna Mikkola, Hannah Perry, Flora Yin-Wong and Laura Grace ...More

Water Life By Aida Muluneh
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

The photographer engages in issues of water scarcity and ecological emergency in a series of 12 large-scale images shot in ...More

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Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Theatre | From 27th November 

Playhouse Theatre

Jamie Lloyd directs James McAvoy in Martin Crimp's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 comedy about ...More

 
John Lewis Rooftop: The Winter Carnival
John Lewis Rooftop: The Winter Carnival
Foodie Events | From 18th October 

John Lewis Rooftop

Boasting one of the largest rooftop gardens in ...More

 
The Gate St John's Wood
Dining 

The Gate Restaurant St John's Wood follows on from the Hammersmith original serving innovative vegetarian cuisine with a far-reaching appeal....More

Mildreds Dalston
Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in Dalston....More

Mildreds King's Cross
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Mildreds Camden
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Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in Camden....More

Workshop Coffee White Collar Factory Coffeebar
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Following on from London's original Workshop Coffee Co, the White Collar Factory Coffeebar sits on the ground floor of the east London factory....More

Sacred Cafe Highbury
Sacred Cafe Highbury
Drinking 

Sacred Cafe is antipodean coffee shop specialising in flat whites created with their own house ...More

 
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Sacred Cafe Westfield London
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Sacred Cafe The Strand
Sacred Cafe The Strand
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Sacred Cafe is antipodean coffee shop specialising in flat whites created with their own house ...More

 
Lantana Shoreditch
Dining 

Flat white, corner fritters and toasted banana bread are the order of the day at trendy Australian cafe Lantana....More

Lantana London Bridge
Dining 

Good flat whites and tasty corn fritters can be found at Lantana, a trendy Aussie-run cafe....More

Halloween at King's Cross
Halloween at King's Cross
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Granary Square

Shining a light on the dance of the dead, the skeleton squad will rise from ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
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Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
Seasonal | From 28th October 

Roast

Classic British restaurant Roast in Borough Market is ...More

 
Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
Kids Events | From 19th October 

London Transport Museum

Children are invited to join in on a special Play Trail this half term with Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt at the London Transport Museum. The journey ...More

Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

Providing a snapshot of what life is like ...More

 
Festival of the Dead
Festival of the Dead
Seasonal | On 19th October 

Troxy

A spectacular cabaret show inspired by the Day Of The Dead festival, with skull processions, ...More

 
Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza
Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza
Seasonal | On 7th November 

Chiswick Park

Chiswick Park welcomes the return of its Fireworks ...More

 
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Seasonal | On 28th October 

Century Club

For one day only, Brian May, together with ...More

 
Bjork: Cornucopia Tour
Bjork: Cornucopia Tour
Concerts | On 19th November 

The O2 Arena

The Icelandic singer-songwriter, known for her eclectic music style that gambols through electro, art-pop and ...More

 
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
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Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
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Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
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