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


When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

This new play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.

Previews from: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019

Tartuffe

Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful home and family. But lately he's been questioning the point of it all. A ferocious new version of Molière's comic masterpiece.

Previews from: Saturday 9 February 2019
Closes: Tuesday 30 April 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: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019

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: Sunday 23 June 2019

Upcoming shows


Downstate

In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the offences they committed. A man shows up to confront his childhood abuser.

Previews from: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019

Top Girls

Marlene is the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency. But she has no plans to stop there. With Maggie in at Number 10 and a spirit of optimism consuming the country, Marlene knows that the future belongs to women like her.

Previews from: Tuesday 26 March 2019
Closes: ...no close date announced

Small Island

A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

Previews from: Wednesday 17 April 2019
Closes: ...no close date announced

Anna

1968. East Berlin. Anna and Hans are married, in love and moving up in the world - but it is a world ruled by suspicion. Who can be trusted when everyone is listening?

Previews from: Saturday 11 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 15 June 2019

Rutherford and Son

In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him.

Previews from: Thursday 16 May 2019
Closes: ...no close date announced

Peter Gynt

In this radical new version, David Hare kidnaps Ibsen's most famous hero and runs away with him into the 21st century.

Previews from: Thursday 27 June 2019
Closes: Tuesday 8 October 2019


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