National Theatre

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4 out of 5 Based on 21 reviews


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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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
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Event facilities
Civil Partnership licence held
Wedding service
General Facilities
Internet access
On-site coach parking
On site parking
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available


4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of National Theatre

5.0 out of 5 27 February 2013
by Alex S.

The Royal National Theatre is constantly winning awards and voted one of the top independent theatres in London. It's easy to see why.

The Theatre uses that term in the most general way possible, since this is more than just a theatre. It is in fact, multiple theatres, each showing a wide array of famous classics and new plays. Whatever you are looking for: comedy, drama, a little mix of the...more

5.0 out of 5 29 August 2012
by Robert L.

If there is a better theatre in London, or indeed the UK, then I'd like to see it.

In particular the main theatre space, the Olivier, is outstanding and even sitting in the back row of the circle you'll have a good view of whatever you're seeing. The spaces are all very modern and adaptable though so from elaborate scenery to minimalistic staging, the National can handle it all.

The National...more

5.0 out of 5 15 August 2012
by Tristan J.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is currently showing and it's amazing (especially if you have a fondness for numbers and Maths like me). Day returns are the only tickets available though if you want to go and see this superb show.

In fact, everything I've ever seen at the National has been outstanding and as such, is usually sold out. You really have to be on the ball, or on...more

3.0 out of 5 8 August 2011
by Bisi F.

Picture Perfect

The power of the picture is celebrated with a challenging, diverse selection of press photographs from 2010 currently showing at the National Theatre.

The Press Photographer's Year exhibition grabs your attention from the first with a miraculous image of UKIP candidate Nigel Farage, walking away from an air crash. The inevitable war section is a sensitively handled,...more

5.0 out of 5 21 January 2010
by Helen C.

From a geeky engineer's point of view, the national's building alone garners it some stars - it's an interesting structure. Not to everyone's taste, but you can't deny it makes wandering around inside more interesting, and despite being nook and cranny-y, it's actually very spacious and well designed. Plus check out the concrete formwork finish, should you want to geek out like me. Nice.