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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
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+44 20 7452 3000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a regular visitor to the National Theatre in order to watch drama at any of its three stages. Until recently I have tended to eat elsewhere. But I have now discovered their newTerrace Bar, up on the second floor( and nearest to the...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful facility, set back enough from the fray on South Thames walk to provide a sense of quietude. Excellent coffee at the Expresso Bar.

Thank Acinonyx60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time at the National Theatre. I had seen this play before, elsewhere. With this unbelievable cast, I felt like I had to go. If you see both parts, it weighs in at 7.5 hours and you might think that would be...More

Thank MancTeacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time watching Angels in America in June and July. On both visits though I was pretty appalled by the slow service in the bars. This is a major venue and it's not rocket science to put more staff on for sold out...More

1  Thank Dean R
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

We do understand how frustrating it can be to find a queue at the bar during the interval of a show so we do keep our staffing levels under review. We have just this month launched a new ordering app : refreshments can be easily...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see a fantastic production here, Salome, it was a beautiful production, the space was intimate with a fantastic stage production, great lighting, revolving stage, live vocals and stellar quality performances by every cast member! After the show I had a nice relaxing drink...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Brutalist building that may not look the prettiest but is well suited for its purpose. Located on the south ani this hosts a range of plays which can be booked prior to arriving. Being london I would advise booking in advance though they can...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see 'Salome' in the Olivier Theatre. The play was interesting and was a retelling of a biblical story. The set was great and the vocal accompaniment by two women intriguing. The tannoy mentioned that there would be bag and additional security checks on...More

Thank AmbridgeGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shows, restaurants and people are outstanding! It's that simple :) Vfm guaranteed and such a romantic setting!

Thank 209stephen
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Outstanding and high energy production. Barber shops in six cities where men gather to discuss politics, religion, family, relationships and life in general, in an entertaining and thought provoking way. The acting is high quality. There is some marvellous singing and dancing during scene changes....More

Thank Juliette W
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

We were pleased to be able to host this production before it played at the West Yorkshire Playhouse - and we are looking forward to the return visit in November so there will be more changes to catch the show Thanks for posting your review...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We took 24 (16-20 yrs) Performing Arts students on the backstage tour. We were split into a big group and a small group that had some members of the public too and told that we weren't allowed to take photos - all fine so far....More

Thank melcpotts
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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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Marvin881
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
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tiskerman
27 October 2016|
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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
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lightwithin7
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.
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