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Royal National Theatre

South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
020 7452 3000
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Ranked #50 of 1,105 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent back stage tour offered at the Royal National Theatre, I'd definitely recommend it. How much you get to see depends on the number of productions they have on at the time - but it's really interesting even if there aren't as many sets to see. Our guide was very knowledgeable both about the theatre and theatre in general and... More

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I came to the NT to see Medea, a play starring my favourite actress, Helen McCrory. The play itself was absolutely stunning! I was shaking when it finished. Incredibly powerful with amazing actors and actresses. The venue is very nice with amazing staff. I would recommend walking along the bank of the Thames River to the NT because this way... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We booked a backstage tour online and were very impressed. Tom the guide was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend taking this tour and the price was reasonable. A small point, the tour could have been a bit longer, did feel rushed towards the end.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Its an absolute must do if you are at all interested in theatre. Excellent value, really interesting and great value for money. Dont hesitate just do it, only takes an hour or so and brilliant if you are goint to a show in the evening. Cant praise it enough

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Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Worth seeing plays & shows at RNT parking is expensive before 5 but very convenient Good Restuarants around there and worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I saw several plays during my time in London but no play fascinated me as much as Medea did! It was the best play I ever saw! It was just amazing! Helen McCrory blew my mind! What an outstanding performance! She is without question one of Britain's finest actresses! I had to go back and see the play for a... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

OUTSTANDINGLY STUNNING This is a must see if you want powerful theatre, it is the most enormous tragedy brought into a modern setting by Ben Power. The production runs about 11/2 hours and time just flies. Helen McCrory is breathtaking, how can she do this night after night. If you can't get tickets then watch it at a cinema on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I saw this production at the new london theatre in drury lane - it is magical, brilliant production so imaginative ; took my 4 year old granddaughter and she was spellbound and loved every minute of it. Brilliant amazing choreography

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The National is a true treasure . Brilliant productions, great plays, a diamond on the South bank. We have visited on several occasions and never been let down. I am so proud of the National!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Much like Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business showing at the Olivier Theatre, the National Theatre is really showing its age. I appreciate it appears to be in the midst of some redevelopment but the works seem slow and half hearted. The carpets on the main stairs were threadbare, almost a tripping hazard. Not currently a national treasure. And the... More

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