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Royal National Theatre

South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
020 7452 3000
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Ranked #30 of 1,041 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London
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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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The best programming - often sold out due to popularity of its amazing shows, awe inspiring sets, fantastic acting and challenging drama. Location is perfect, on the southbank for a nice stroll and stunning nightime views across London from the upper bar area terraces that you can access in all weathers. Children love it here to, they are never patronised... More

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