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National Theatre: Olivier TheatreThe largest of the National Theatre's three auditoriums, the Olivier Theatre lends itself to grand spectacles staged by the National. The imposing theatre on the South Bank is the spiritual centre of London's theatreland, and the heart of the British theatrical tradition. The Olivier, along with the more intimate space of the Dorfman Theatre and the Lyttelton Theatre, make up the superb venue that is the National Theatre, home to a significant proportion of London's best productions.

 

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Saint George And The DragonSaint George And The DragonSaint George And The DragonFor his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George into the 21st century. 'A folk tale for an uneasy nation', Saint George and the Dragon is a new take on the mythical dragon-slaying story, having been reworked for today's social media obsessed, post-Brexit age. Lyndsey Tur2017-10-04T19:30:00+01002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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For his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George into the 21st century. 'A folk tale for an uneasy nation', Saint George and the Dragon is a new take on the mythical dragon-slaying story, having been reworked for today's social media obsessed, post-Brexit age. Lyndsey Tur... More about this event
 
AmadeusAmadeusLucian Msamati sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's seminal battle of wits between the court composer and his rowdy young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, played by Adam Gillen. Directed by Michael Longhurst.2018-01-11T19:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  39% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  28% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £100  25% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Alternative Theatres nearest National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Nearest to National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Underbelly Festival
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to host ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier 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. ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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Near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Briefs: Close Encounters
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th July to 30th September 2017
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Over the past four years Briefs has become one of the highlights of summer on London's South Bank. Now they're back at the Underbelly Festival for ...More
 
 
 
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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The best shops and markets near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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 > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
 
 
 
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by three ... More
 
 
 
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Education near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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 National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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 | 11 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The best pubs near London National Theatre: Olivier Theatre.
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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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Dusty Limits
Theatre | On 20th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Risque cabaret from Mr Dusty Limits with satire and chansons....More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

This year, the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground merge together to form the Underbelly Festival. Taking place in the same ...More

 
Briefs: Close Encounters
Briefs: Close Encounters
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Over the past four years Briefs has become one of the highlights of summer on London's South Bank. Now they're ...More

 
Belief and Beyond Belief
Belief and Beyond Belief
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 
Francesco Tristano
Concerts | On 20th September 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The acclaimed pianist and electronic musician presents the UK premiere of his album, Piano Circle Songs, featuring compositions that explore ...More

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Let your under-5s loose on the dance floor as Adelaide's own DJ Monski Mouse plays the tunes....More

 
Oslo
Oslo
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Lincoln Center Theater presents Bartlett Sher's acclaimed production of a new play by JT Rogers. Oslo tells the true story ...More

 
Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes
Theatre | Until 28th September 2017 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The Night Manager star Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams (Lady Hamilton in ITV's The Halcyon) play sisters in this new ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 5 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Design Frontiers
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Somerset House 5 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

More than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design ...More

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