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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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Ian McKellen On StageIan McKellen On StageIan McKellen On StageMost people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and legend on screen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80-date, 8-month country wide tour. In London, alone, he's appearing on 20 dates at theatres and arts centres across the city and, what's more, all the profits will be donated to each theatre's cha28th January 2019Monday 28th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Ian McKellen On Stage
event  Monday 28th January 2019
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Most people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and legend on screen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80-date, 8-month country wide tour. In London, alone, he's appearing on 20 dates at theatres and arts centres across the city and, what's more, all the profits will be donated to each theatre's cha... 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.9th December 2018Saturday 5th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On
War Horse
event  Running until Saturday 5th January 2019
TIMES  8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019  PRICING  £15-£68
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
 
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 whic9th December 2018Thursday 31st January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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I'm Not Running
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TIMES  2nd October 2018 to 31st January 2019  PRICING  £15-£68
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
 
The Tell-Tale HeartThe Tell-Tale HeartThe Tell-Tale HeartAnthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. Based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the story is about the twisted relationship between a young playwright with writer's block and her landlady who has a life-altering condition. Pressure mounts on the writer, and her relationship with the la10th December 2018Wednesday 9th January 2019 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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The Tell-Tale Heart
event  Running from Wednesday 5th December 2018 until Wednesday 9th January 2019
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Anthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. Based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the story is about the twisted relationship between a young playwright with writer's block and her landlady who has a life-altering condition. Pressure mounts on the writer, and her relationship with the la... 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 Welco4th January 2019Monday 4th March 2019 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
event  Running from Friday 4th January 2019 until Monday 4th March 2019
VENUE  National 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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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
 

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Gielgud Room

Capacity

Theatre
12
 
Reception
15
 

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Richardson Room

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Theatre
12
 
Reception
20
 

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Ashcroft Room

Capacity

Theatre
28
 
Reception
40
 

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The Tell-Tale Heart
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Theatre | Until 9th January 2019 

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I'm Not Running
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Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

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The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress ...More

 
War Horse
War Horse
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

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This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, ...More

 
Space Shifters
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre

Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through ...More

 
Grand Christmas Classics
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Seasonal | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Countryfile co-host and TV favourite Matt Baker presents Grand Christmas Classics at the Royal Festival Hallpromising a programme of joyous ...More

 
Granny's Attic
Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The trio plays a range of English, Irish and Scottish traditional music as well as their own compositions. Support comes ...More

Grand Christmas Classics
Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Matt Baker presents the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Toby Purser, and joined by soprano Natasha Jouhl, tenor Alexander James ...More

The Balkanoes
Music | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Balkan nine-piece, mixing Eastern European and Jewish music, traditional klezmer and Romani rhythms....More

Winter at Southbank Centre
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Seasonal | Until 6th January 2019 

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Two brand new family shows are at the heart of this year's Winter programme at the Southbank Centre. The award-winning ...More

 
Antony and Cleopatra
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Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success ...More

 

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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

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Masked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets ...More

 
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One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee ...More

 
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Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy transfers ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 6th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, ...More

 
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