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DownstateComing to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a fiery and provocative new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bruce Norris. Set in downstate Illinois, it tells the story of four men convicted of sex crimes against minors. Sharing a house with one another, they live out their lives in the shadow of their offences, and soon one of them will come face-to-face with a victim. But does the visitor want closure or retribution? The powerful piece puts the limits of compassion in the spotlight and questions what happens when society deems someone beyond forgiveness.

 

About National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. The National Theatre's smallest space, it was renamed after philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chairman of Travelex, who provided a large donation towards the National's 80 million pound future development programme. More about National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Downstate
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Downstate
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  35% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Downstate
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Timberlina & Dr Aspalls: Agitated Piano Cabaret
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Wednesday 24th April 2019 - 9.30pm
Downstate, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
The drag artists and pianist collaborate in a cabaret performance....More
 
 
 
Now On
Clod Ensemble: On The High Road
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2019 - 7.30pm
Downstate, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
Director Suzy Willson assembles a moving sculpture of dancers in a piece set to Paul Clark's original score, which features Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy and ...More
 
 
 
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th September - 29th September 2019
Downstate, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Downstate
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Downstate
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Downstate
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Downstate
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from Downstate
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Downstate
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Downstate
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Downstate
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Downstate
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Downstate
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
 
 
 
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from Downstate
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four glass igloos are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River created by ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Downstate
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Downstate
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Downstate
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Downstate
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Downstate
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Downstate
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Downstate
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Downstate
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Downstate
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from Downstate
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Downstate
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Downstate
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Downstate
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre events

 
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Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £15-£55
DATES  12th March to 27th April 2019
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 
Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a fiery and provocative new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bruce Norris. Set in downstate Illinois, it tells the story of four men convicted of sex crimes against minors. Sharing a house with one another, they live out their lives in the shadow of th... More about this event
 
 
 

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Tartuffe
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Director Blanche McIntyre and writer John Donnelly present a new take on Moliere's comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, at the National Theatre. ...More

 
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Close to 100 photographs on view at the Hayward Gallery's Upper Galleries offer an in-depth look at the formative first ...More

 
Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion
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Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

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Addressing issues of colonialism, domination and politics, leading international artist Kader Attia explores the ways in which Western societies represent ...More

 
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Kids Events | Until 2nd June 2019 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 3 minutes walk from Downstate

An interactive musical instrument from artist Di Mainstone, with giant sandpits which are brought to life with graphics, sounds, and ...More

 
Timberlina & Dr Aspalls: Agitated Piano Cabaret
Theatre | On 24th April 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from Downstate

The drag artists and pianist collaborate in a cabaret performance....More

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Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Downstate

Explore the first seven years of the photographer's career, from 1956 to 1962. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples ...More

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Theatre | Until 14th July 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from Downstate

High-octane tour of three of Shakespeare's plays....More

 
Variety Club 4 Kids
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Theatre | Until 8th June 2019 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from Downstate

Award-winning cabaret star Mat Ricardo and Comedy Club 4 Kids join forces to bring his critically-acclaimed variety shows back to ...More

 
Little Death Club
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Theatre | Until 23rd June 2019 

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The darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side of Berlin! A Weimar-punk jazz band soundtracks a night of ...More

 

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