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


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

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: Saturday 24 March 2018

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: Thursday 11 January 2018
Closes: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Upcoming shows


The Winter's Tale

Perdita is a brave, intelligent and much-loved girl, but something is not quite right in her world. Join her on a journey through magic and mayhem as she uncovers her story - the girl who was once lost and then found.

Previews from: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Closes: Wednesday 28 February 2018

John

The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful host welcomes a young couple struggling to salvage their relationship, while thousands of inanimate objects look on.

Previews from: Saturday 17 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 March 2018

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 Great Wave

On a Japanese beach, teenage sisters Hanako and Reiko are caught up in a storm. Reiko survives while Hanako is lost to the sea. Their mother, however, can't shake the feeling her missing daughter is still alive.

Previews from: Saturday 10 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 14 April 2018

Absolute Hell

Bomb-blasted London. A Soho den in the hangover from World War II, where members drink into the darkness, night after night. Lying, fighting and seducing, these lost souls and bruised lovers struggle from the rubble of war towards an unknown future.

Previews from: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Closes: ...no close date announced

Nine Night

Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for Gloria's children and grandchildren, marking her death with a party that lasts over a week is a test.

Previews from: Saturday 21 April 2018
Closes: Friday 25 May 2018


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