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Concrete Reality: Architecture TourIn March 1976, Denys Lasdun's National Theatre was revealed to the public, an astonishing new cultural destination on the South Bank. Now, forty years on, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of this iconic Brutalist building, design lovers and culture enthusiasts can take a 90-minute Concrete Reality Architecture Tour of the NT site. Spanning five acres, and with enough seats to entertain 2,450 people over three auditoriums, the National Theatre continues to fascinate the design world and stage world class theatre.

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Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the Dorfman Theatre, to grand spectacles in the Olivier, the National Theatre is the spiritual centre of the British theatrical tradition. More about National Theatre

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Concrete Reality: Architecture Tour, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Concrete Reality: Architecture Tour
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Concrete Reality: Architecture Tour
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Concrete Reality: Architecture Tour
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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Concrete Reality: Architecture TourConcrete Reality: Architecture TourConcrete Reality: Architecture TourIn March 1976, Denys Lasdun's National Theatre was revealed to the public, an astonishing new cultural destination on the South Bank. Now, forty years on, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of this iconic Brutalist building, design lovers and culture enthusiasts can take a 90-minute Concrete Reality Architecture Tour of the NT site. Spanning fiv2016-12-09T00:00:00+00002016-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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Now On

event > Tours > Behind the Scenes - Theatres
PRICING£12.50
DATES23rd November to 29th December 2016
VENUENational Theatre
In March 1976, Denys Lasdun's National Theatre was revealed to the public, an astonishing new cultural destination on the South Bank. Now, forty years on, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of this iconic Brutalist building, design lovers and culture enthusiasts can take a 90-minute Concrete Reality Architecture Tour of the NT site. Spanning fiv...†More about this event
Hedda GablerHedda GablerHedda GablerRuth Wilson, who so memorably played anti-heroine Alice Morgan in BBC drama Luther, stars in the title role as Ivo van Hove directs a new modern production of Henrik Ibsen's play about a newly married woman who longs to be free. In this new version by Patrick Marber, Ruth Wilson (who not only made an impression in Luther but also in The Affair) ret2016-12-09T19:30:00+00002017-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICINGDec 5-12 preview £15-£39, Dec 13-Feb 11 £15-£65
DATES5th December 2016 to 11th February 2017
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Ruth Wilson, who so memorably played anti-heroine Alice Morgan in BBC drama Luther, stars in the title role as Ivo van Hove directs a new modern production of Henrik Ibsen's play about a newly married woman who longs to be free. In this new version by Patrick Marber, Ruth Wilson (who not only made an impression in Luther but also in The Affair) ret...†More about this event
Us/ThemUs/ThemThe Brussels-based theatre group Bronks present Carly Wijs' moving drama based on the events of September 2004 when schoolchildren were taken hostage in Beslan, focusing on the individual ways in which children cope with extreme situations. Created with Thomas Vantuycom.2017-01-16T20:00:00+00002017-02-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Us/Them
Dublin OldschoolDublin OldschoolPhillip McMahon directs Emmet Kirwan's darkly humorous spoken world odyssey about a wannabe DJ called Jason, who reconnects with his estranged brother Daniel during a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin. Starring Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson.2017-01-24T20:00:00+00002017-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Dublin Oldschool
Romeo And Juliet (Ages 8-12)Romeo And Juliet (Ages 8-12)A company of eight bring to life Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers using dancing and live song against a vibrant urban backdrop in Ben Powers' vibrant and hugely accessible adaptation for younger audiences.2017-02-11T14:00:00+00002017-02-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Romeo And Juliet (Ages 8-12)
Macbeth (Over 12s)Macbeth (Over 12s)Justin Audibert directs a bold retelling of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy of witchcraft, murder, treason and treachery for younger audiences, featuring a cast of eight.2017-02-15T19:00:00+00002017-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Macbeth (Over 12s)
Ugly Lies The BoneUgly Lies The BoneUgly Lies The BoneIndhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida and experiments with a pioneering virtual reality therapy to heal her deep emotional scars. Kate Fleetwood, who starred opposite Patrick Stewart in an "era-def2017-02-22T19:30:00+00002017-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES22nd February to 1st April 2017
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida and experiments with a pioneering virtual reality therapy to heal her deep emotional scars. Kate Fleetwood, who starred opposite Patrick Stewart in an "era-def...†More about this event
My Country - A Work In ProgressMy Country - A Work In ProgressRufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, collaborates with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on a provocative performance, which uses the exact words of interviews taken in the days after the EU referendum with people around the country.2017-02-28T20:00:00+00002017-03-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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My Country - A Work In Progress
Lost Without WordsLost Without WordsPhelim McDermott and Lee Simpson from pioneering improvisers Improbable co-direct six older actors in their 70s and 80s in a bold theatrical experiment without a script, which guarantees a different show every night.2017-03-04T19:30:00+00002017-03-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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