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Royal National Theatre

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Address: South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
Phone Number: 020 7452 3000
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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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very good restaurant menu, we had candied tomato, olives, porcini and white bean soup veal ravioli,oxcheek and short rib led to a beatiful lunch great service

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

very good restaurant menu, we had candied tomato, olives, porcini and white bean soup veal ravioli,oxcheek and short rib led to a beatiful lunch great service

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I used to work here so it was a happy homecoming.As other reviewers have said the set is the star of the show. It was pitched for children despite the mostly adult audience, and walked a line with pantomine which was not always successful. The acting was a lot patchier than I was expecting. The updating to have Jim and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ralph Fiennes and the cast were so good /whole performance although lasting for 3 hours kept us all interested until the very end/ I was exceptionally lucky to find a very good seat at the last moment

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Treasure Island offers you the most amazing sets you will find in London but sadly the show was very childish almost like a pantomime. I expected the show to be geared for a younger age group but I felt some of the acting was like the worst of children's television presenters. Most of the audience seemed to enjoy the show,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This play had some good moments but overall I felt it was lost in this big theatre. I am not of Indian origin and yet I felt embarrassed by the consistent theme that all Indians are dishonest and money grabbing and will only work if bribed. The Storyline felt flimsy and un engaging and fizzled out at the end making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We pre purchased our Back Stage Tour tickets and loved every minute of the tour. It showed us the details that they go through in the production of their performances! Outstanding details. After being on the tour we decided to purchase tickets to two shows they had playing in two different theatres. We saw Treasure Island and War Horse. Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a treat and privilege it was to score two tickets for the new Stoppard play (and Hytner's last directorial effort at the National Theatre). The play is brilliant -- so nuanced -- I disagree with all the reviews that I have read so far. Stoppard has amazingly woven in some of the biggest challenges in the academe -- inclusion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We saw Behind the Beautiful Forevers and February, and had the Terrace dinner, in a package. I booked from Australia before our trip, and the process was straightforward. The show was great - based on a terrific book and so well done. The dinner was also very good, and for the quality of good on offer, we thought it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Booked dinner for three at The Terrace Restaurant within the theater complex before watching Treasure Island. We were so pleased with the quality of the meal! First night in London and the restaurant staff was great - the theater was easy to talk to. We had been told that the sets at National Theater were often jaw-dropping, and Treasure Island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Although I have not seen a production at the National Theatre, we went on a backstage tour and it was fabulous. We saw into three of the four theatres - the fourth they were busy with tech runs - as well as the rehearsal space and set workshops. It was very informative for both theatre professionals such as myself and... More 

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