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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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Death Of EnglandDeath Of EnglandBlack Mirror and Hedda Gabler actor Rafe Spall returns to the National Theatre this winter to star in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams's new play, Death of England. The powerful one man show focuses on Michael, who is feeling both powerless and angry following the death of his dad. With heartbreak and difficult truths about his father's legacy spurring 18th February 2020Saturday 7th March 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On
Death Of England
event  Running until Saturday 7th March 2020
TIMES  31st January to 7th March 2020  PRICING  £15-£61
Black Mirror and Hedda Gabler actor Rafe Spall returns to the National Theatre this winter to star in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams's new play, Death of England. The powerful one man show focuses on Michael, who is feeling both powerless and angry following the death of his dad. With heartbreak and difficult truths about his father's legacy spurring ... More about this event
Three SistersThree SistersThree siblings mourn the loss of their father months after two brutal military coups plunged their country into chaos in Inua Ellams's drama of love and longing in 1960s Nigeria after Chekhov. Nadia Fall directs a National Theatre co-production with Fuel.18th February 2020Wednesday 19th February 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Three Sisters
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VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Three siblings mourn the loss of their father months after two brutal military coups plunged their country into chaos in Inua Ellams's drama of love and longing in 1960s Nigeria after Chekhov. Nadia Fall directs a National Theatre co-production with Fuel.
The WelkinThe WelkinThe WelkinMaxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, 18th February 2020Saturday 23rd May 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
The Welkin
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TIMES  15th January to 23rd May 2020  PRICING  £20-£89
Maxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, ... More about this event
 
The Seven Streams of the River OtaThe Seven Streams of the River OtaThe Seven Streams of the River OtaMarking 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, The Seven Streams of the River Ota returns to London in 2020. As part of a world tour, the production will be given nine performances at the National Theatre, where it was originally staged back in 1996. The theatrical masterpiece by Robert Lepage traces the survivors of the bombing and their6th March 2020Sunday 22nd March 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Seven Streams of the River Ota
event  Running from Friday 6th March 2020 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
TIMES  6th to 22nd March 2020  PRICING  £30-£125
Marking 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, The Seven Streams of the River Ota returns to London in 2020. As part of a world tour, the production will be given nine performances at the National Theatre, where it was originally staged back in 1996. The theatrical masterpiece by Robert Lepage traces the survivors of the bombing and their... More about this event
 
The Seven Streams Of River OtaThe Seven Streams Of River OtaTo mark 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Robert Lepage's seven-hour theatrical experience charts survivors and their descendants across five decades in English, French, German and Japanese with English subtitles.6th March 2020Sunday 22nd March 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
The Seven Streams Of River Ota
event  Running from Friday 6th March 2020 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
TIMES  6th to 22nd March 2020 - 3pm  PRICING  £30-£125
To mark 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Robert Lepage's seven-hour theatrical experience charts survivors and their descendants across five decades in English, French, German and Japanese with English subtitles.
All Of UsAll Of UsWriter and comedian Francesca Martinez stars in her debut play about a young woman, who feels like she doesn't fit in during a time of austerity. Directed by Ian Rickson.18th March 2020Saturday 16th May 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
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All Of Us
event  Running from Wednesday 18th March 2020 until Saturday 16th May 2020
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Writer and comedian Francesca Martinez stars in her debut play about a young woman, who feels like she doesn't fit in during a time of austerity. Directed by Ian Rickson.
HamletHamletHamletAn energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to the world of Shakespeare arrives at the National's Dorfman Theatre from 30th March. Adapted by Jude Christian (othellomacbeth, Cinderella) and directed by Tinuke Craig (The Colour Purple, Vassa), this production recreates the well known tragedy in a version t30th March 2020Thursday 9th April 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Hamlet
event  Running from Monday 30th March 2020 until Thursday 9th April 2020
TIMES  30th March to 9th April 2020  PRICING  £12-£15
An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to the world of Shakespeare arrives at the National's Dorfman Theatre from 30th March. Adapted by Jude Christian (othellomacbeth, Cinderella) and directed by Tinuke Craig (The Colour Purple, Vassa), this production recreates the well known tragedy in a version t... More about this event
 
ManorManorManorA new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National Theatre stage. When a violent storm sweeps the coast, several strangers seek refuge in Diana Stuckley's run-down manor house, which is in danger of losing its roof to the winds. One such stranger is Ted Farrier, a charismatic lead7th April 2020Saturday 6th June 2020 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Manor
event  Running from Tuesday 7th April 2020 until Saturday 6th June 2020
TIMES  7th April to 6th June 2020  PRICING  £15-£89
A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National Theatre stage. When a violent storm sweeps the coast, several strangers seek refuge in Diana Stuckley's run-down manor house, which is in danger of losing its roof to the winds. One such stranger is Ted Farrier, a charismatic lead... 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

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

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Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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