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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 2 days ago

We had an excellent back stage tour today with James as our guide! We saw all three theaters and all the back stage areas in action. Definitely appreciated the birds-eye view from the walkway. Well worth it.

Thank Mooselady6
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm never quite sure whether I should be reviewing the venue or show on this page, but in this particular instance, both earn an easy five stars. The Olivier auditorium and stage are both huge, yet the space has been so well designed that wherever...More

Thank Mike_Kwasniak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to see this wonderful play because I love Imelda Staunton. Whilst at the theatre I was impressed by the layout, the friendliness of the staff and the interesting and stunning layout of the Olivier theatre. Very impressed overall and an affordable day out.

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just loved the costumes, the sets were beautiful and the build up amazing. Make sure as the show has no intervals that you visit The toilets before as u can't leave once the show starts . also we sat row a 32 fantastic seats (...More

Thank sandra523
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw Follies on 2nd of September 2017 with an amazing cast including Imelda Staunton. I had seen a production of Follies many years ago but the NT production exceeded all expectations. The NT brought to life a classical production of Follies in the style it...More

Thank joshuapaul73
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Quite simply the best musical theatre production in London at the moment. A sublime cast in a terrific production. This is the National Theatre at its very very best. And to cap it all the still radiant Josephine Barstow making her NT debut at the...More

Thank ninan s
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came to see Follies by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman which is playing at the Olivier Theatre within the National Theatre. The four major characters are played by brilliant actors. I am very impressed with the theatre itself. I have seen the show twice...More

Thank Angus C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see 70s concrete with carpet, this is the place! The standard of productions are consistently brilliant, Shakespeare, new plays or Musicals never disappoints. £15 tickets, good restaurants, a lively buzz in the bars. It is what The Brits do best live...More

Thank Felicity P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic show with stand out performance from the cast. The set, production and direction is excellent The performers are all amazing - star quality. The only negative is the book for the musical is weak.

Thank RichSid
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in the Terrace restaurant and over an hour we killed at least 5 moths. In the Lyttleton theatre I killed one and also in the bar area. The place needs to be fumigated.

Thank mariannehinton
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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
27 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
5 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.