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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 yesterday

Went to see the play "The Majority" tonight and was disappointed. The narrator spend the entire show telling a story about getting involved in political activities. The audience does vote several times but other than seeing the results, there is little or no discussions whatsoever...More

Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always lots to see, they can do cheap tickets and there's always a good family show on at Christmas.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As theatre lovers go, we made it a must on our list to visit the National Theatre - a beautiful complex right by the south shore of the Thames, off the London Bridge. We were fortunate enough to be able to get last minute tickets...More

Thank MidwestCoastie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know London is one of the best theater cities in the world and this place shows why. The cast is world-renowned and the production values are stupendous. I felt very fortunate for getting a chance to see a play here. It made my experience...More

1  Thank saulscott123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only dropped into here for coffee, what a great cup of coffee for a very reasonable price and being able to drink this whilst people watching on the South Bank walking past made this a pleasurable experience. To do this the weather has to...More

1  Thank nickpickles
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best Theatre in the World. Fantastic acting - wonderful productions - varied programme- amazing scenery - great back stage tours - friendly & helpful staff - easy to get to - lovely area to be in - great value for money - terrific food...More

1  Thank PHIL B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing 7.5 hours spent watching Angels in America. It was a long haul but a fantastic experience with a great cast & production that blew me away.

1  Thank DJTas1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor to the National Theatre in order to watch drama at any of its three stages. Until recently I have tended to eat elsewhere. But I have now discovered their newTerrace Bar, up on the second floor( and nearest to the...More

2  Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful facility, set back enough from the fray on South Thames walk to provide a sense of quietude. Excellent coffee at the Expresso Bar.

1  Thank Acinonyx60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at the National Theatre. I had seen this play before, elsewhere. With this unbelievable cast, I felt like I had to go. If you see both parts, it weighs in at 7.5 hours and you might think that would be...More

1  Thank MancTeacher
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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12 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.