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“Always a good show” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Theatre

National Theatre
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US$ 46.95*
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River Thames Fast Boat Experience in London
Ranked #71 of 1,557 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a theater that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always a good show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

The theatre is always good. This theatre has the best technical facilities of any in London, and so magical theatrical tricks come frequently. It is comfortable. What any tourist should also know, is that it is wonderful to sit in the bar from about 6pm to 8.30pm -- watching the place fill up and then empty again. There is frequently free music as well and the restaurant (the one you have to book for -- not the cafeteria) is good.

Visited July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best theatre in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Comfortable seats and always top quality productions in great riverside location.

Visited May 2011
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is one of the best theatres in London. It isn't just one but three theatres - the large Olivier, Medium sized Lyttleton and intimate Cottesloe.
Tickets are very reasonably priced compared to the mainstream West End theatres, and there isn't a bad seat anywhere.
Plays are interesting - everything from Sophocles to something written in 2012. Actors are all good, and the best names appear.
Plenty of cafes and restaurants, too.
Very highly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Always something different going on so go more than once!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is an excellent theatre which really doesn't look much from the outside but is spectacular inside! There are very reasonable tickets to be bought from their website as the whole ethos of the theatre is to be accessible to all. They do a tour which was £5 which is an absolute must if you visit. This takes you in all 3 theatres and back stage in all the workshop areas and into the wings. If you have any interest at all in theatre you will love it and learn a lot!

Visited April 2012
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“Great performances!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Obviously it depends on what you watch, have caught a couple of performances here and have been left spell-bounded that a 2.5hour play just went by in a flash. Good stuff.

Visited July 2011
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