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Royal National Theatre

Address: South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
Phone Number: 020 7452 3000
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Ranked #146 of 1,165 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: This is a theater that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: This is a theater that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Opened in 1976 the National Theatre (renamed the Royal National Theatre in 1998) is a typical 1960’s concrete carbuncle situated on the south bank of the Thames. Do not be put off by its appearance as the NT does put on some very good shows at (for London) quite reasonable prices. We saw Treasure Island in the 1,160 seater Oliver... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful/amazing set, a relatively engaging show for kids but not up to the usual NT standard. This was mainly due to very poor music and sound mix overall for such an impressive space that for me really let the production down. Even my children commented that 'the music didn't sound right'...

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sheringham
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A brilliant production with a set to mesmerize. The whole experience was so enjoyable from the comfortable seats, excellent view - the play of course and one of the best gin and tonics I've ever had in a theatre!

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London, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

May not look too inviting from outside but well worth a visit. You can often pick up day tickets for an excellent production. The bars and cafes are very good value, cheaper than others on the South Bank and there are good views from the terraces.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Clever production, if a little hard for my 10-year-old to follow sometimes. Book a table at a nearby restaurant before the show and look forward to a great night out! Not cheap, of course, but quality shows don't come cheap!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a great stop. I went to see Here Lies Love. It was my favorite theatre experience in London. It's a shame the run of the show is over. I'm sure there's plenty of other great theatre to experience here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to see the show last night with my mum and friend. It was amazing! Fantastic! Saw a few celebs in the audience too :-) We were in the standing area, the show was clever, interesting, fun and buzzing! The way were were incorporated into the show was clever, it was not over crowded so I felt safe, the team... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Loved it. I learnt a lot about Imelda and that it is really important to have a good audience who wants to dance to make this musical work. The songs were so catchy, great staging, brilliant singing and dancing and was great to get everyone in the audience so involved. Loved the DJ as well. Something that has to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

went to see behind the beautiful forevers, great show. Pleasantly surprised. Oddly i thought all the staff were super nice and friendly!! From the bar to the tickets ...

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My family and I saw "Behind the Beautiful Flowers" here during the Christmas holiday season. The Theatre is lovely. Be sure to visit the bookstore; I found some unique gifts there. We also ate at the Terrace restaurant, which I highly recommend if you like the small plates dining experience.

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