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National Theatre

South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
+44 20 7452 3000
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This is a theatre that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
+44 20 7452 3000
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

I went this time to see Russell Brand in the temporary theatre or the big red box . But I've seen a range of shows before in the 'proper' part all of them different there's always something to see.

Thank Sorcha69
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great to stand on the terraces and look out on the streets of a summer night in the city. G&T in hand and then into the theatre for a great show then a walk along the river on the way home. Perfect

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The play is the story of the very first convict settlement in Australia and tells us how awfull life was there and the journey at sea. Enjoyed the play having seen it performed by friends a year or more ago on an amateur stage in...More

Thank favershamfats
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We saw a play at the Dorfman which is a compact theatre round to the side of the main building. The seats were comfortable and the stage was easy to see. The bar staff were very friendly when it came to drinks at the interval...More

1  Thank JenJenJenKW
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Have been to many productions here, but the back stage tour is something else. It is such good value. Our guide had a wealth of information and an engaging manner, he managed to be very inclusive with quite a diverse group. Seeing the warren of...More

1  Thank KAW687
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I recently saw the Red Lion at the Dorfman Theatre on the South Bank Complex. An excellent play in a nice, modern theatre. Nice little cafe in the foyer towards the rear of the site. All the other attractions of the South Bank are within...More

1  Thank Travelfromessex
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Sit outside the National, have a drink, take in the people, sights, smells and sounds of life along the Thames. Go inside and see what's on and catch a show at one of the world's best theatres

Thank mellogroov
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We were told at the beginning that the National Theatre is the 'largest working factory in London' and it's true. Not only did we get to see every theatre in the NT building (four in total) but we were taken backstage to see where props,...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 13 August 2015

the building complex (adjacent to an art gallery, the Hayward and the BFI - British Film Institute and to Queen Elizabeth Hall) is splendid right on the river - often there are music events or street shows going on outside especially on the weekends -...More

1  Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A very enlightening and fascinating tour. You can't literally go right behind the stages of the 3 theatres but you can see sets being built/changed, view the props and scenery department and walk past dressing rooms. The ticket gives you 25% off in the shop...More

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Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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13 July 2017|
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Response from sdee101 | Reviewed this property |
If you go a short walk to Waterloo station there is a black cab (taxi) rank there or you can order an uber or mini cab
28 October 2016|
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Response from tiskerman |
I was referring to the production of Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson playing Blanche Dubois. Someone sent a note to Trip Advisor extolling the virtues of this National Theatre production, having seen the live... More
6 July 2016|
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Response from Rampit | Reviewed this property |
Hi I havne't done the backstage tour, but with other bookings you get a confirmation email and depending on how you asked for the tickets they either send them to you or you collect them from the box office.