National Theatre

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The National Theatre has three auditoriums under one roof, the Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe. It has a reputation for producing theatre of the highest standards and presents an unrivalled range of classics and new plays, plus entertainment for all the family. The theatre also offers a selection of bars and restaurants, a bookshop, free foyer exhibitions and live music, backstage tours, platform performances, riverside terraces, and parking.

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South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

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National Theatre

Address
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7452 3400
Email:
Website:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: Embankment/Waterloo Train: Waterloo

Facilities

Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Indoors
Outdoors
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Event facilities
Civil Partnership licence held
Wedding service
General Facilities
Internet access
Lifts
On-site coach parking
On site parking
Safe
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews

Top 2 reviews of National Theatre

5.0 out of 5 14 April 2014
by Gina J.

This review is for the tour of the National Theatre.

The backstage tour of the National Theatre was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide showed us the 3 smaller theaters WITHIN the National Theatre, explaining the advantages of each. One catered to a much more smaller, intimate audience while the Olivier theater was definitely for the headlining shows. We also go to go backstage to see...more

5.0 out of 5 28 February 2010
by Yiting S.

How could it be not romantic to wrap up warm with a loved one and enjoy a free outdoor screening on a valentine's evening? Plenty of plays and poems @ the bookstore for pick-up lines.

My favourite so far is Alan Bennett's new play, the Habit of Art. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. "Real...more