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Hire this venue for your own event - it has seven function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 12.

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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The Untold History Of BlackfaceThe Untold History Of BlackfaceLiterary & Education, Talk.19th June 2018Tuesday 19th June 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
Today Only
The Untold History Of Blackface
event  Tuesday 19th June 2018
TIMES  Tuesday 19th June 2018 - 6pm-7pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.
An OctoroonAn OctoroonAn OctoroonIn 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr19th June 2018Wednesday 18th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Now On
An Octoroon
event  Running until Wednesday 18th July 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr... More about this event
 
JulieJulieJulieKnown for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do19th June 2018Saturday 4th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Julie
event 
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do... More about this event
 
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and then in 1963 the National Theatre was established, spending its first 13 years at The Old Vic. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwri19th June 2018Saturday 23rd June 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
event 
VENUE  National Theatre 
The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and then in 1963 the National Theatre was established, spending its first 13 years at The Old Vic. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwri... More about this event
 
Exploring Julie and the work of August StrindbergExploring Julie and the work of August StrindbergLiterary & Education, Drama Workshop.20th June 2018Wednesday 20th June 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Exploring Julie and the work of August Strindberg
event  Wednesday 20th June 2018
TIMES  Wednesday 20th June 2018 - 10.30am-4.30pm  PRICING  £55, OAP £40, NUS £7.50
Literary & Education, Drama Workshop.
The Lasting Impact Of The Slave TradeThe Lasting Impact Of The Slave TradeLiterary & Education, Talk.3rd July 2018Tuesday 3rd July 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Lasting Impact Of The Slave Trade
event  Tuesday 3rd July 2018
TIMES  Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - 6pm-7pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyAdam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale portray the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini's poetic drama about a family and a company that changed the world, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Told in three parts on a single evening, the production is directed by Sam Mend4th July 2018Wednesday 8th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Lehman Trilogy
event  Running from Wednesday 4th July 2018 until Wednesday 8th August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale portray the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini's poetic drama about a family and a company that changed the world, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Told in three parts on a single evening, the production is directed by Sam Mend
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P4th July 2018Saturday 22nd September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Lehman Trilogy
event  Running from Wednesday 4th July 2018 until Saturday 22nd September 2018
TIMES  4th July to 22nd September 2018  PRICING  £45-£68
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P... More about this event
 
Exploring Translations By Brian FrielExploring Translations By Brian FrielLiterary & Education, Talk.9th July 2018Monday 9th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Exploring Translations By Brian Friel
event  Monday 9th July 2018
TIMES  Monday 9th July 2018 - 10.30am-4pm  PRICING  £55, OAP £40, NUS/child £7.50
Literary & Education, Talk.
The Stages of Translating a PlayThe Stages of Translating a PlayLiterary & Education, Talk.10th July 2018Tuesday 10th July 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Stages of Translating a Play
event  Tuesday 10th July 2018
TIMES  Tuesday 10th July 2018 - 5.30pm-6.30pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.

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Olivier Stalls Foyer

Capacity

Theatre
100
 
Reception
400
 

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Lyttleton Exhibition Area

Capacity

Theatre
240
 
Reception
300
 

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Mezzanine

Capacity

Theatre
110
 
Reception
150
 

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Terrace Cafe

Capacity

Theatre
120
 
Reception
240
 

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Gielgud Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
15
 

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Richardson Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
20
 

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Ashcroft Room

Capacity

Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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An Octoroon
An Octoroon
Theatre | Until 18th July 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to ...More

 
Julie
Julie
Theatre | Until 4th August 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at ...More

 
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The ...More

 
Elixir
Kids Events | Until 23rd June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

An award-winning display of acrobatics and physical comedy from the award-winning circus....More

Manic Street Preachers
Concerts | On 19th June 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Welsh rock outfit led by James Dean Bradfield. With support from The Anchoress....More

Vex Red
Concerts | On 19th June 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The five-piece hard rock and electronica outfit from London performs its debut album Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire. ...More

A Child's Guide To Brutalism
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

This new display offers an insight into the history of brutalism and how our 1960s buildings came to be. It ...More

Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 19th June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Justin Edwards, Rachel Parris, Marcus Brigstocke and Charlotte Gittins solve a murder in front of your eyes....More

Circolombia
Circolombia
Theatre | Until 14th July 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Circolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 

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Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Southbank Centre Beach
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Attractions 

Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Farmer J
Farmer J
Dining 

Bringing produce from British fields to the City, Jonathan Recanati's Farmer J offers protein- and ...More

 
London Shuffle Club
London Shuffle Club
Sport 

After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, ...More

 
Yen Burger
Yen Burger
Dining 

Japanese urban-inspired restaurant in Borough offering premium Asian-influenced burgers....More

 
East Village Wellness Day
East Village Wellness Day
Sporting Events | On 23rd June 

East Village

Following on from World Yoga Day on 21st June, East Village presents the East Village ...More

 
London Seafood Festival
Foodie Events | From 20th June 

Battersea Power Station

This weekend, Battersea Power Station hosts the five-day London Seafood Festival. The free event boasts a programme of masterclasses and takeovers along the banks of the River Thames at Circus West Village as well as ...More

Gillian Horsup
Shopping 

Vintage costume jewellery and accessories....More

Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Vegan Nights
Dining 

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market in late 2017 the meat ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Savage Garden
Savage Garden
Drinking 

All-day bar and cocktail lounge located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London....More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Sporting Events | From 2nd July 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Wimbledon will be screened by the Bandstand in ...More

 
The Bazaar
The Bazaar
Shopping | On 30th June 

Paper Mill Studios

An opportunity to support independent makers and designers, The Bazaar is a one day market ...More

 
Paper Mill Studios
Paper Mill Studios
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Creative work space that's home to film and photography studios, desk rentals, set kitchens and ...More

 
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Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Urban Pantry
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Dining 

Bringing the breakfast culture in Australia and New Zealand to London, Leith's trained chef Kate ...More

 
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