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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.

 

National Theatre events

 
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own StoryThe Star Seekers: Create Your Own StoryLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.20th August 2018Saturday 1st September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
Now On
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own Story
event  Running until Saturday 1st September 2018
TIMES  20th Aug, 24th Aug & 25th Aug, 27th Aug and 30th Aug to 1st Sep 2018 - 1pm-2.30pm  PRICING  £5, concs £3
Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop.
The Star SeekersThe Star SeekersThe Star SeekersChildren aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i20th August 2018Saturday 1st September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Now On
The Star Seekers
event  Running until Saturday 1st September 2018
TIMES  8th August to 1st September 2018  PRICING  £12 (Adults), £10 (Under 18s)
Children aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i... More about this event
 
Home, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingKatherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B20th August 2018Wednesday 5th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Now On
Home, I'm Darling
event  Running until Wednesday 5th September 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B... More about this event
 
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 P20th August 2018Saturday 22nd September 2018 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
The Lehman Trilogy
event 
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
 
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own MusicThe Star Seekers: Create Your Own MusicLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.22nd August 2018Tuesday 28th August 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own Music
event  Running from Friday 10th August 2018 until Tuesday 28th August 2018
TIMES  Wednesday 22nd and Tuesday 28th August 2018 - 4pm-5pm  PRICING  £5, concs £3
Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop.
Gender And Feminism In The 1950s And TodayGender And Feminism In The 1950s And TodayLiterary & Education, Talk.3rd September 2018Monday 3rd September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Gender And Feminism In The 1950s And Today
event  Monday 3rd September 2018
TIMES  Monday 3rd September 2018 - 6pm-7pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.
Exploring Exit The KingExploring Exit The KingLiterary & Education, Talk.5th September 2018Wednesday 5th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Exploring Exit The King
event  Wednesday 5th September 2018
TIMES  Wednesday 5th September 2018 - 10.30am-4.30pm  PRICING  £55, OAP £40, NUS/child £7.50
Literary & Education, Talk.
Actor Vanessa Kirby On JulieActor Vanessa Kirby On JulieLiterary & Education, Talk.7th September 2018Friday 7th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Actor Vanessa Kirby On Julie
event  Friday 7th September 2018
TIMES  Friday 7th September 2018 - 4.30pm-5.30pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.
Director Carrie Cracknell And Writer Polly Stenham On JulieDirector Carrie Cracknell And Writer Polly Stenham On JulieLiterary & Education, Talk.7th September 2018Friday 7th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Director Carrie Cracknell And Writer Polly Stenham On Julie
event  Friday 7th September 2018
TIMES  Friday 7th September 2018 - 6pm-6.45pm  PRICING  £7, concs £5
Literary & Education, Talk.
Sam Mendes And Ben Power On The Lehman TrilogySam Mendes And Ben Power On The Lehman TrilogyLiterary & Education, Talk.13th September 2018Thursday 13th September 2018 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Sam Mendes And Ben Power On The Lehman Trilogy
event  Thursday 13th September 2018
TIMES  Thursday 13th September 2018 - 5.30pm-6.15pm  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
 

Dimensions

 
 

Gielgud Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
15
 

Dimensions

 
 

Richardson Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
20
 

Dimensions

 
 

Ashcroft Room

Capacity

Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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The Star Seekers
The Star Seekers
Kids Events | Until 1st September 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman

Children aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey ...More

 
Home, I'm Darling
Home, I'm Darling
Theatre | Until 5th September 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman

Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The ...More

 
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | Until 22nd September 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end ...More

 
Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown Ups
Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown Ups
Theatre | Until 27th August 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The time travelling magic duo present an entertaining show. "Rhys Morgan and curmudgeonly Robert West build on their stage personas ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 
Aliens Love Underpants
Aliens Love Underpants
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

"Aliens love underpants, of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a ...More

 
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Kids Events | Until 9th September 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 
Exit the King
Exit the King
Theatre | Until 8th September 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in ...More

 
Eighteenth Century Venetian Opalescent Glass Bowl
Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

Melisa Lenero, a master's student in Global Innovation Design at the joint programme at Royal College of Art and Imperial ...More

Print! Tearing It Up - Independent British Magazines Changing The World
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2018 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

An exploration of the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today....More

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Genesis
Dining 

Adding to the vegan options sprouting up across London, Genesis brings organic, GMO-free vegan food to Shoreditch. ...More

I and You: Hampstead Theatre
I and You: Hampstead Theatre
Theatre | From 18th October 

Hampstead Theatre

Written by 35-year-old American writerLauren Gunderson, "the most ...More

 
Pergola Olympia
Pergola Olympia
Dining 

Pergola is back in west London and this time it's fully enclosed and open all ...More

 
1251 by James Cochran
1251 by James Cochran
Dining 

James Cochran leaves his EC3 restaurant in the City to set up 1251, a modern ...More

 
POPfit Studio
POPfit Studio
Sport 

POPfit's boutique UK studio and the UK's first Fabletics store is on Sidworth Street in ...More

 
Paradise Now
Paradise Now
Exhibitions | From 7th September 

Eccleston Yards

This is just what we need after our hectic summer holidays... a free wellness playground ...More

 
Gasholder 11
Attractions 

Gasholders No. 11 is one of three gasholders, now in their new home north of Regent's Canal and next to Gasholder Park, known as the 'Siamese Triplet' because their frames are joined....More

Eyam
Eyam
Theatre | From 15th September 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

A drama set in Derbyshire in 1665 when plague strikes a village at war with ...More

 
Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
Concerts | On 14th December 

Royal Albert Hall

A mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and ...More

 
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Comedy | From 15th December 

Royal Albert Hall

The legendary improv show celebrates its 30th birthday with an exclusive run of three festive ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | From 10th November 

The Hippodrome

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and ...More

 
Dirty Dancing
Theatre | From 19th November 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Eleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay features all the hits (Hungry Eyes, I've Had the Time of My Life, She's like the Wind) and the famous reassurance that "nobody puts ...More

Violet Cakes
Shopping 

Claire Ptak started Violet Cakes as a market stall on Broadway Market before opening this cafe in Hackney in 2010 and in 2018 she was asked to make the royal wedding cake for Prince Harry ...More

Brick House Bakery East Dulwich
Brick House Bakery East Dulwich
Shopping 

Famous for their crusty, chewy, slow fermented sourdough, ...More

 
SOMNEX | The Sleep Show
SOMNEX | The Sleep Show
Exhibitions | From 12th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

No nodding off at the back... the first ever show dedicated to sleep will keep ...More

 
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