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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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Architectural Tour is Brilliant

We took a free guided architectural tour of the National Theatre with a lovely and enthusiastic tour guide named Lisa. The Tour was a delight. The guide gave the history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took a free guided architectural tour of the National Theatre with a lovely and enthusiastic tour guide named Lisa. The Tour was a delight. The guide gave the history of the theatre, an explanation of the architecture, an overview of the backstage areas and her vision for the future. We explored all the lobbies and restaurants on the inside... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Another great visit to the National Theatre! We saw "The Beaux' Stratagem" which I had seen before in a student production but, wow!, the National's version was fantastic. The acting was amazing and the accompanying musicians were great. We had terrific seats in the first row of the balcony so could see and hear perfectly, but based on prior experience... More 

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Little Baddow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to see this play without any preconceived ideas as to how good or bad it would be and it was excellent. A timeless story line brilliantly acted and accompanied by some extremely talented musicians. It was our first visit to the National and and what a delightful experience it was. We ate in "The Kitchen" prior to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As a frequent traveller to London, the National Theatre is a much better alternative to the commercial westend fare if you're looking for an exceptional theatre experience at a decent price! Located on the southbank, you will find many restaurants where you can people watch as you enjoy a meal by the Thames prior or following a performance. It's a... More 

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Burgess Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Opened in 1976, the outside appearance is rather stark, grey concrete in the daytime, but is colourfully lit-up at night. Walking round inside is like walking through a huge sculpture with amazing spaces, shapes and textures, and the building really comes to life with lots of people using and enjoying it. There are several cafes, bars and restaurants to suit... More 

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We saw a fabulous play, had a yummy quick meal, hung out in the lobby area and took a lovely walk afterwards down the river walk area. So very lovely - highly recommend this.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent period comedy. Great fun, highly recommended. Not dry or dated. And ticket's so cheap. Best theatre deal in town !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love seeing plays at the National, the seats are comfortable and the underseat air-con keeps the place at a pleasant temperature. Do be prepared for a climb if you're in the circle at the Olivier (it's several flights of stairs up) or a long wait for a lift. Programmes are reasonably priced. Food and drink isn't too expensive, but... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to see The Beaux Stratagem at a matinee performance on the hottest day of the year. It is an easy walk across Hungerford Bridge from Charing Cross Station or Embankment Tube and then a pleasant walk along the side of the river to the Theatre. There is lots of shade and plenty of places to stop for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very enjoyable visit to the theatre on the South Bank of the Thames. Good layout of seats, it feels that you are close to the stage even at the back, we were in the Olivier Theatre of the National Theatre to see The Beaux Stratagem. The play itself was funny, lively and an interesting peak back to early 18th Century.... More 

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Address: South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
Phone Number: 020 7452 3000
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