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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. Free music in the foyer, experimental outdoor performances on the roof and terraces, backstage tours, bars, restaurants, cafes and remarkable (if controversial) architecture complete the picture of the greatest theatre in the world. The Temporary Theatre, formerly opened as The Shed during the Dorfman's closure for refurbishment, will remain in situ until 2017 and the recently opened Clore Learning Centre offers a new dedicated space for learning at the National, transforming the theatre's approach to education with events and courses for all ages. Exploring all forms of theatre-making, from playwriting to technical skills, the courses will be frequently led by the National's own artists and staff.

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StoriesStoriesNina Raine's funny and touching new play about Anna, a single 39-year-old woman who wants a baby.23rd October 2018Wednesday 28th November 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Stories
event Running until Wednesday 28th November 2018
TIMES10th October to 28th November 2018 - Various Times† PRICING£28-£55
Nina Raine's funny and touching new play about Anna, a single 39-year-old woman who wants a baby.
I'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningThe world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire. The lead actress will be familiar to most from her TV role in Doctor Foster - a part written especially for her by playwright Mike Bartlett - as well as her appearance in Sherlock in whic23rd October 2018Thursday 31st January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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I'm Not Running
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TIMES2nd October 2018 to 31st January 2019† PRICING£15-£68
The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire. The lead actress will be familiar to most from her TV role in Doctor Foster - a part written especially for her by playwright Mike Bartlett - as well as her appearance in Sherlock in whic...†More about this event
War HorseWar HorseWar HorseThis moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home.8th November 2018Saturday 5th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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War Horse
event Running from Thursday 8th November 2018 until Saturday 5th January 2019
TIMES8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019† PRICING£15-£68
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home....†More about this event
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherCate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Katie Mitchell returns to the National following a sold out production of Cleansed in 2016 to direct a cast which includes Stephen Dillane whose films include Welco4th January 2019Monday 4th March 2019 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
event Running from Friday 4th January 2019 until Monday 4th March 2019
VENUENational Theatre†
Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Katie Mitchell returns to the National following a sold out production of Cleansed in 2016 to direct a cast which includes Stephen Dillane whose films include Welco...†More about this event

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Olivier Stalls Foyer

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Theatre
100
Reception
400

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Lyttleton Exhibition Area

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Theatre
240
Reception
300

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Mezzanine

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Theatre
110
Reception
150

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Terrace Cafe

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Theatre
120
Reception
240

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Gielgud Room

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Theatre
12
Reception
15

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Richardson Room

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Theatre
12
Reception
20

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Ashcroft Room

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Theatre
28
Reception
40

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