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


Amadeus

Vienna: the music capital of the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, Court Composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it.

Previews from: Wednesday 19 October 2016
Closes: ... no close date announced

Angels in America

Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Previews from: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Closes: ... no close date announced

Barber Shop Chronicles

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to dissect the world.

Previews from: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Closes: Saturday 8 July 2017

Salomé

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

Previews from: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Closes: Saturday 15 July 2017

Common

Mary’s the best liar, rogue, thief and faker in this whole septic isle. And now she’s back. As the factory smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities, Mary is swept up in the battle for her former home.

Previews from: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Closes: Saturday 5 August 2017

Upcoming shows


Connections Festival 2017

The National Theatre Festival is a weeklong celebration of Connections and of young people's theatre and it marks the end of the 2017 Connections cycle.

Previews from: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Closes: Monday 3 July 2017

Mosquitoes

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron particle collider starts up, she is searching for the Higgs Boson. Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens them all with chaos.

Previews from: Tuesday 18 July 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

The Majority

Charts Rob's journey as he navigates the Scottish Independence Referendum, Brexit, Trump ... and whatever today brings. So take your seat and push the button. Yes or No. Can you change the show with your votes?

Previews from: Friday 11 August 2017
Closes: Monday 28 August 2017

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: Tuesday 22 August 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

Oslo

Tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats who coordinated top secret talks and inspired seemingly impossible friendships. Their quiet heroics led to the groundbreaking Oslo Peace Accords.

Previews from: Tuesday 5 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 23 September 2017

Jane Eyre

The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

Previews from: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

Saint George and the Dragon

A folk tale for an uneasy nation. A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress. Into the story walks George: wandering knight, freedom fighter, enemy of tyrants the world over. One epic battle later and a nation is born.

Previews from: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

Beginning

Every story starts somewhere. It's the early hours of the morning and Danny's the last straggler at Laura's party. The flat's in a mess. And so are they. One more drink?

Previews from: Thursday 5 October 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

Network

Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seize on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.

Previews from: Saturday 4 November 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

Pinocchio

On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto's workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean.

Previews from: Friday 1 December 2017
Closes: ...no close date announced

Amadeus

Vienna: the music capital of the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, Court Composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it.

Previews from: Monday 22 January 2018
Closes: ...no close date announced


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