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Royal National Theatre

South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
020 7452 3000
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Ranked #30 of 1,047 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Came here during R and R last summer to see my first Shakespeare play. A brilliant afternoon out. Good facilities, well priced for London.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

really good play - good fun and fantastic seats in the Olivier. Took a while to find the entrance to the theatre due to refurbishment - perhaps a few signs might be in order?

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Biggar
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We booked for a backstage tour at the National Theatre, it was a great experience. We saw the three theatres and the guy doing the tour was informative, funny and extremely knowledgeable, describing the layout and construction of the theatres as well as all the hidden secrets about where they store the scenery etc. We then went backstage and saw... More

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Manchester
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

£8.50 very well spent. As a theatre enthusiast but doesn't live in London, I have wanted to visit the National Theatre for a long time. I didn't come and see a show (time wasn't on my side) but I booked to go on the National Theatre Backstage Tour. And it was excellent. I did find it a little hard to... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The play was competently presented, but just didn't sparkle. Location is great, on the south bank of the Thames, with a good selection of eating places near by, and close to Waterloo station.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

When I first saw the opera 'Barber of Seville' at the Met in New York it was amazing - I understood everything and it was a joy to behold. Then years later I saw the same opera at the Bastille Opera House in Paris and it was dreadful - incomprehensible and just not great - despite being the same music... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like theatre you will love the Royal National Theatre. A real treat. Always changing program's giving you a vast experience in the best of Literature of the day. Situated on the SouthBank you use Waterloo Tube to get there. Best to join the listings so you always have an update of what is happening, A teal treat for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Brilliant! Fantastic family entertainment all-round; venue, story line, presentation, actors, attention to detail - the list goes on. Thoroughly recommended!

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Bath, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a good venue. We watched a concert here with an orchestra playing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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New Paltz, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Although we were a little late for the beginning of the tour, the very helpful woman at the information booth at the National Theatre ran with us through the initial stages until we caught up with the small group of about 8 others, near the soundstage for the Olivier Theatre. It was worth the run. The tour leader was very... More

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