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Royal National Theatre

South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
020 7452 3000
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Ranked #62 of 1,153 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Owner 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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Portland, Oregon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Royal National Theatre is a fun place to visit, have an espresso or grab a bite to eat - even if you are unable to see a show. There are a lot of restaurants and eating areas and all of them are interesting and fun. We had a window seat in a very comfortable spot near the Espresso Bar.... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I don't know about the bars inside the theatre but if you fancy a pint in the bar underneath make sure you take out a bank loan . Two pints £9.40 beat that!!!

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London, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Most productions at the NT are of high quality, and many are quite exceptional. For tourists (or others) visiting London and interested in theatre, it is probably the best single destination. The backstage tours are also of interest

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cinemas in London are currently showing the Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson, You may remember Gillian from the X files. The performance is shot in the round and the camera takes you inside a kaleidoscope or onto a physical roundabout with one amazing vignette after the other as the camera moves around the set... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a 'must see' show. All round outstanding performance with great music and very catchy songs.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The James Plays The earliest written use of the word ‘f...’ probably appears in the play ‘Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis’ by Sir David Lindsay, first performed in full in 1552. Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that Lindsay was Scottish. Rona Munro, in her new plays about the first three James, Monarchs of Scotland, obviously assumed that it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Here Lies Love, the disco-biodram at the Dorfman about Imelda Marcos is LOUD and good fun, especially if you like Filipino line-dancing and glitter balls. But the characterisation is so thin that you never care about what happens to any of the characters. The story is mostly told through the songs (plus some archive stuff on big screens). This could... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a large theatre, well several theatres in one and it can be confusing but I found the staff very helpful so if you get lost just ask. Went to see Here Lies Love and really enjoyed it. I took a cheap seat in the 2nd balcony which was sold as restricted view however as the action took over... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Brilliant music and exciting staging. Here Lies Love tells the story of Philippines' former First Lady, Imelda Marcos, in music written by David Byrne of Talking Head and Fat Boy Slim. Not a performance for those with sensitive hearing - this is LOUD. We had top price tickets, still only £45, in the stalls, which is like being in the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A family visit as part of my daughter's UCL course and went to see Ends Walsh`s latest play Ballyturk starring Cillian Murphy and Mikei Murphi. A good thought provoking and energetic performance in the Lyttleton Theatre which was an excellent venue - would certainly return and seeing the quality of the food and drinks would eat there prior.

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