National Theatre


The National Theatre on the Southbank, London

Photo by Peter Brown 2017


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Management


Artistic director: Rufus Norris
Executive Director: Lisa Burger

Theatres


Dorfman - seats 450
Lyttleton - seats 890
Olivier - seats 1150

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


Hansard


It's a summer's morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems.


Previews from: Thursday 22 August 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



Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!


Who likes bears? Everyone likes bears! Well, not quite everyone ... Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals and fun of any kind - so when a big bear called Padlock strolls into town, trouble can't be far off.


Previews from: Thursday 25 July 2019

Closes: Saturday 31 August 2019



The Secret River


William Thornhill arrives in New South Wales a convict from the slums of London. Upon earning his pardon he discovers that this new world offers something he didn't dare dream of: a place to call his own.


Previews from: Thursday 22 August 2019

Closes: Saturday 7 September 2019



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



Upcoming shows


Faith, Hope and Charity


In a run-down community hall on the edge of town, a woman has been cooking lunch for those in need.


Previews from: Monday 9 September 2019

Closes: Saturday 12 October 2019



'Master Harold' ... and the boys


St George's Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practice their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship.


Previews from: Saturday 21 September 2019

Closes: ... no close date announced



Translations


Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Donegal from Dublin. With him are two British army officers. Their ambition is to create a map of the area, replacing the Gaelic names with English. It is an administrative act with radical consequences.


Previews from: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Closes: ... no close date announced



The Antipodes


Following acclaimed runs of The Flick and John, Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker returns to the National Theatre with her latest extraordinary play.


Previews from: Monday 21 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019



My Brilliant Friend


When the most important person in her life goes missing without a trace, Lenu Greco, now a celebrated author, begins to recall a relationship of more than 60 years.


Previews from: Tuesday 12 November 2019

Closes: ... no close date announced



Three Sisters


Owerri, 1967, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country into chaos.


Previews from: Monday 2 December 2019

Closes: ... no close date announced



The Ocean at the End of the Lane


A modern myth from the brilliant imagination of Neil Gaiman, creator of Good Omens, the epic American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and the Sandman series.


Previews from: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Closes: Saturday 25 January 2020




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