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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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I am not really a person who see many plays but seeing Treasure Island at National Theater in the Olivier theater was excellent. The set alone was mesmerizing and the view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Called at the cafe called the kitchen at the bottom of the building ,is a bit tired but plenty of wicker baskets about to look like a bakery quite basic really average prices

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Dunwoody, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I am not really a person who see many plays but seeing Treasure Island at National Theater in the Olivier theater was excellent. The set alone was mesmerizing and the view of London from the balcony of the theater after the show was amazing

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My daughter and I did a backstage tour on Wednesday 8th April. The cost was £9 each. Our guide was Lisa who was knowledgable, entertaining and enthusiastic host. It gave us a fascinating incite into the workings of a theatre and visiting each of the stages showed us how completely different they are. Would recommend it to everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Treasure Island is a amazing production they have very good characters and you can understand the story by the way there acting. It is a big theatre so you can get great view from wherever you are.

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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Royal National Theatre on the South Bank offers free backstage tours multiple times daily. It's a great way to gain more insight into how they produce so many shows simultaneously. The tour guides are great, very humorous and passionate about the National Theatre.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My son and I went to watch Treasure Island. The play was entertaining and fast paced with a magical set and likeable characters. The national theatre is huge, but a comfortable place with lots of bars and places to eat. Seating is also very good, with a fantastic view and the stage appears close even if you're relatively far back.... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went to see the NT Treasure Island on a Travelex ticket because I had heard so much about the set! I was not disappointed - it is a stunner and almost as good as that for Lord of the Rings at Drury Lane some years back. During the interval I heard one punter say "I cant wait to see... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Hard Problem is how to be tease out the positives from a lacklustre and disappointing experience. I have loved Stoppard for years and a fresh production was an exciting concept, but this does not do him any justice at all: sixth form performances (apart from Lucy Robinson and Jonathan Coy who were both enjoyable), pacing issues, an average set... More 

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croxley green
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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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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