National Theatre


The National Theatre on the Southbank, London

Photo by Peter Brown 2017


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Management


Artistic director: Rufus Norris

Theatres


Dorfman - seats 350
Lyttleton - seats 890
Olivier - seats 1150
Temporary Theatre - seats 225

Telephone




Box office: 020 7452 3000

Email


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Location


Address:
South Bank
London SE1 9PX

Council: Lambeth

Region: London

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Transport


Tube:
Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Northern)
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern)

Train:
Charing Cross
Waterloo

Buses:

Stop:

Waterloo Bridge/ South Bank


Day no:
RV1, 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521


Night no:
N1, N68, N76, N171, N343

Access information


General

To book tickets at the disabled concessionary rate, you will need to be subscribed to the Access List. Find more details on the access page of the theatre's website. Assistance dogs can be taken into the auditoriums. Mention this when booking and you'll be offered an aisle seat. Alternatively, dogs may be left in the care of front-of-house staff. Phone 020 7452 3000 or email boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk in advance of your visit. Relaxed performances available for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an autistic spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability. Much more information available on the theatre's web site.

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Wheelchair access

If you'd like to borrow a wheelchair for access to your theatre seat, phone or email the box office in advance of your visit. Five wheelchair spaces at the back of the Olivier stalls. There's an accessible toilet on the way into the Olivier theatre. There's flat access from the foyer to the back of the Lyttelton Stalls (row V). There is an accessible toilet and phones in the Lyttleton stalls foyer.

Visual assistance

Audio-described performances and touch tours for blind and visually impaired people - check schedule for details.

Hearing assistance

An infra-red audio system is available in all three theatres. Two types of hearing enhancement are available: headsets for people who don't use hearing aids, or neck loops for use with a hearing aid by switching it to the 'T' position. Headsets are essential and should be collected before the performance from the Box Office in whichever theatre you're seeing a show. Captioned performances for deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing people. FREE synopsis available to all bookers.

Current shows


Julie

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristen clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean. It descends into a savage fight for survival.

Previews from: Thursday 31 May 2018
Closes: ... no close date announced

The Lehman Trilogy

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Previews from: Wednesday 4 July 2018
Closes: ... no close date announced

Macbeth

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Previews from: Monday 26 February 2018
Closes: ... no close date announced

The Prisoner

Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and why is he there? Is it a choice, or a punishment?

Previews from: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Closes: Thursday 4 October 2018

Exit the King

Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Bérenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life.

Previews from: Tuesday 17 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 6 October 2018

Antony & Cleopatra

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

Previews from: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 January 2019

Upcoming shows


I'm Not Running

Do I run? This is the question which is facing Pauline Gibson. She has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, she's faced with an agonising decision.

Previews from: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Closes: ...no close date announced

Stories

The fertilisation of an idea. How do you have a baby when you're 39 and single? This is the story of Anna. A story filled with many chapters, unexpected characters and curious plot twists.

Previews from: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Closes: Wednesday 28 November 2018

Hadestown

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown.

Previews from: Friday 2 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 26 January 2019

War Horse

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert's beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Though not yet old enough to enlist, Albert joins the army, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

Previews from: Thursday 8 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 5 January 2019

Courage Everywhere

To mark the 100th anniversary of (some) women in the UK gaining the right to vote, the NT marks this historic moment through a series of rehearsed readings, talks and screenings.

Previews from: Thursday 15 November 2018
Closes: Sunday 18 November 2018

The Tell-Tale Heart

A young playwright rents an attic flat in Brighton, hoping it will break the writer's block that's preventing her from following up on her wildly successful debut.Whilst there, she forms a relationship with her landlady ...

Previews from: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Closes: Wednesday 9 January 2019

Follies

New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. 30 years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Previews from: Thursday 14 February 2019
Closes: ...no close date announced


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