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National Theatre

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The National Theatre

Set within an icon of Brutalist architecture - discover why National Theatre is a world-leading performance venue.

did you know?

  • The roof of the National Theatre is home to approximately 60,000 bees; they keep bee hives to promote the declining bee population and sell the honey in the National Theatre shop.
  • The Royal National Theatre was founded at the site of The Old Vic in 1963 until it found its permanent home on the South Bank in 1976.
  • Sir Denis Lasdun is the architect behind one of the countries most celebrated brutalist buildings.
  • Sir Laurence Olivier was the theatre's first Artistic Director in 1963.
  • It's completely free to access the Sherling High-Level Walkway, which offers visitors views into The National Theatres busy backstage area.The walkway is high above the production workshops for set construction and assembly, scenic painting and prop-making.

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the national theatre

Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX 

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