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Royal National Theatre

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Address: South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
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Description: This is a theater that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and...
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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Go for the Experience or pop in whilst on the Southbank

The National is a great place to go at the moment. My Best Friend has been acting there for 5 years on and off and overtime I go there is a fantastic energy. Just go in when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The National is a great place to go at the moment. My Best Friend has been acting there for 5 years on and off and overtime I go there is a fantastic energy. Just go in when walking along the Southbank and walk through or have a coffee or a drink. Don't feel you have to dress up but you... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 Canterbury, Kent. That one was a stripped down version of the play with little effects... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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 but to be honest it was quite slow service.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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 corridors behind the scenes was a revelation and it was thrilling to be back stage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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 an easy walk of course. A good route to the area is to go from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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, costumes, and set are built on site. Natalie, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 - inside the theatre building itself there are restaurants and a terrific theatre book store with... More 

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