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River Stage FestivalThe River Stage Festival is back at the National Theatre this summer for five weekends of free entertainment. There's an eclectic mix of theatre, drag, DJs, family fun, contemporary dance, outdoor cinema and live music including takeover weekends from East London's The Glory, HOME Manchester, Sadler's Wells and Nonclassical who turn classical music on its head. The festival launches on 13th July and includes a series of food and drink pop-ups covering craft beers, grilled cheese sandwiches by The Cheese Iron, Campfire Pizza for fresh pizzas from a vintage Citroen van, Melt ice creams and The Wine Box - serving organic wines on draft. Following its success last year, riverside cocktail bar Apothecary returns in 2018 and you can enjoy cocktails from the comfort of a deck chair at The Green Room Garden Bar. Whether you're at the National to see a show or just wondering along the Thames, this free festival adds a bit of fun to your weekend outing.

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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
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372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
River Stage Festival, South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
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Bill Ryder-Jones
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 20th September 2018 - 7.30pm-10pm
River Stage Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
Originally known as the lead guitarist for The Coral, the Cheshire-born singer-songwriter performs minimal alt rock....More
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th September - 29th September 2018
River Stage Festival, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from River Stage Festival
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
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
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
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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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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Gabriel's Wharf
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Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
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 > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
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Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from River Stage Festival
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four private dining domes are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River, created ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from River Stage Festival
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from River Stage Festival
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from River Stage Festival
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from River Stage Festival
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from River Stage Festival
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
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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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as River Stage Festival
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Stage Festival
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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The PrisonerThe PrisonerTheatre Des Bouffes Du Nord's compelling exploration of justice transfers to London. Theatre-makers Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne ponder profound questions about redemption and guilt at a time when freedom can seem like an illusion.2018-09-20T14:30:00+01002018-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Now On
The Prisoner
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 P2018-09-20T00:00:00+01002018-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Ongoing

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£45-£68
DATES4th July to 22nd September 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
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
Modern Jewish IdentityModern Jewish IdentityLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-21T17:30:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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Modern Jewish Identity
Dance Umbrella Festival 2018: Lecture - Ruth LittleDance Umbrella Festival 2018: Lecture - Ruth LittleLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-10-02T17:30:00+01002018-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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Dance Umbrella Festival 2018: Lecture - Ruth Little
I'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningThe world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire. The lead actress will be familiar to most from her TV role in Doctor Foster - a part written especially for her by playwright Mike Bartlett - as well as her appearance in Sherlock in whic2018-10-02T00:00:00+01002019-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£15-£68
DATES2nd October 2018 to 31st January 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire. The lead actress will be familiar to most from her TV role in Doctor Foster - a part written especially for her by playwright Mike Bartlett - as well as her appearance in Sherlock in whic...†More about this event
War HorseWar HorseWar HorseThis moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home.2018-11-08T00:00:00+00002019-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£15-£68
DATES8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home....†More about this event
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherCate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Katie Mitchell returns to the National following a sold out production of Cleansed in 2016 to direct a cast which includes Stephen Dillane whose films include Welco2019-01-04T00:00:00+00002019-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event

event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES4th January to 4th March 2019
VENUENational Theatre
Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Katie Mitchell returns to the National following a sold out production of Cleansed in 2016 to direct a cast which includes Stephen Dillane whose films include Welco...†More about this event

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

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Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from River Stage Festival

Radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day by artists embracing drag as an art form, including Pierre Moliner, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2018 

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Art, writing and music created by prisoners, secure patients and detainees, as well as those on community sentences across the ...More

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Black Cat: Bohemia
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For the Underbelly Festival's final headline show of 2018, Black Cat Cabaret takes up a six week residency at the ...More

 
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Queen Diva Tempest Rose hosts the 10th anniversary show of provocative performances, audience sing-alongs and epic soundtracks, bursting out with ...More

Truth
Theatre | Until 21st September 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from River Stage Festival

Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett's story that looks at the once-simple notion of truth in a messy modern age....More

Jazz Jamaica All Stars: The Trojan Story
Concerts | On 20th September 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from River Stage Festival

A musical extravaganza featuring Brinsley Forde, Noel McKoy, rising stars Dem Three and Southbank Centre Voicelab and Singology choirs, led ...More

Bill Ryder-Jones
Concerts | On 20th September 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from River Stage Festival

Originally known as the lead guitarist for The Coral, the Cheshire-born singer-songwriter performs minimal alt rock....More

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Underbelly Festival
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Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from River Stage Festival

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

 

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