National Theatre

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National Theatre , Southbank SE1 9PX
Work 0207 452 3400

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Opening hours:
Box office: 9.30 AM to 8 PM (Mon–Sat)
Visiting hours are subject to change

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The National Theatre is part of the Southbank Centre complex. It was built in 1976 and received a £40 million pound refit in the 1990s.

It houses shows in three different auditoria: the Cottesloe, Lyttelton and Olivier – named after their first artistic director, Sir Laurence Olivier.

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  • glenking – “The national is the best place to see shakespeare in London. Ive been to a few at the donmar with big names like jude law, but the national seems to stick to the script pretty well. Sometimes they put on updated versions ( I saw one that was set in new york), but you cant beat the originals. Everyone has to go to the globe theatre at least once, just to see what it is like, but once youve watched a play standing up in the open air then, trust me, the Novel… more”

If you enjoy this then try: Donmar Warehouse (walk it in 16 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Donmar Warehouse); Globe Theatre (walk it in 16 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Globe Theatre); Old Vic (you can walk it 10 mins); Southbank Centre (you can walk it in less than 3 mins) and Trafalgar Studios (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Trafalgar Studios).

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