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National Theatre

South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
+44 20 7452 3000
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This is a theatre that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
+44 20 7452 3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the theatre last night to see "Network", what incredible piece, so intense and mesmerising!!!! the actors were top class, Breaking Bad & Downton Abbey combined. a Must see.

Thank mimi2000186338
Reviewed 4 days ago

I feel so lucky to have seen this production of "Network" at The National Theatre. A highly innovative piece of theatre with an outstanding cast. I have seen so much theatre over the years and it takes something special to impress me and sustain my...More

Thank Maiden08
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The National Theatre complex has a variety of performance spaces with many activities going on at all time. Cafes and restaurants on all levels with plenty of open space. Certainly a place to meet friends and indulge in the atmosphere

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

NYC theatre colleagues got us tickets to the sold out Bryan Cranston's Network at the National Theatre last week. I love the theatre complex here, I had not been in years. The best highlight, is to walk across the Waterloo Bridge either coming or going....More

Thank BoysieW
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was just wandering in South Bank and decided to check what's on at the National. they got Network with Bryan Cranston , it was sold out, but there was an opportunity in case someone had made refund of their tickets. the special line for...More

Thank Kseniia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National is a delight. So much choice for refreshments, food, books, souvenirs, and of course plays. Barber Shop Chronicles had a pre show feel of someone's party. Great performances from all concerned. How lovely to see such a wonderful ethnic mix in the very...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Theatre is a huge concrete, brutalist building that looks like a multi-storey car park. The nearest station is Waterloo or Embankment just across the footbridge on the north bank of the river. You can also park in a basement car park but don't...More

Thank dimbutnice2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great show on here. As ugly as the structure is from the outside the inside is really modern and well created. There's loads of seating, a great shop and penty of cafes and bars although they can get busy just before a show....More

Thank kazmat182
alison R, Manager at National Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. With over 20 productions a year we hope that there is choice of productions so that there will be at least one to your taste between the three theatres. There is range of places to eat from the more formal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great theatre with great seating and clear views. Easy ticket collection having booked on line several months ago. Plenty of bars and facilities. Great cast and a great play. Wonderful way to end the Xmas and New Year celebrations. Thank youMore

1  Thank Shaldon07
alison R, Manager at National Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments - I'm pleased we able to help you celebrate Xmas and the New Year in style with 'Pinocchio' ! I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back later in 2018. Meanwhile, we wish...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the awful Woman In White in a dump of a theatre ,was such a joy and restored my faith in theatre to see the amazing Follies at The National Theatre for much less too in a full house. The set,the cast,the orchestra is...More

Thank Trader9991
alison R, Manager at National Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of 'Follies' and your visit to the Olivier Theatre. The current run has now ended but I do hope you'll also enjoy 'Pinocchio' when you are next in the Lyttelton Theatre. A different style of production, as you might expect,...More

Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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13 July 2017|
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Response from sdee101 | Reviewed this property |
If you go a short walk to Waterloo station there is a black cab (taxi) rank there or you can order an uber or mini cab
27 October 2016|
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Response from tiskerman |
I was referring to the production of Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson playing Blanche Dubois. Someone sent a note to Trip Advisor extolling the virtues of this National Theatre production, having seen the live... More
5 July 2016|
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Response from Rampit | Reviewed this property |
Hi I havne't done the backstage tour, but with other bookings you get a confirmation email and depending on how you asked for the tickets they either send them to you or you collect them from the box office.