National Theatre

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One of the most renowned theatre organizations in the UK. Its company was founded by Laurence Olivier and its stages have been graced by the likes of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, and Ian McKellen.

Insider Tip

Visit the NT Bookshop to browse a fascinating collection of scripts and theatrical-themed gifts. The NT Foyer is also a great spot for reading, writing, and relaxing during the day.

Condé Nast Traveler
Shakespeare, star performances, and actually the restaurants and cafes are pretty good too so come early and have a drink too View full review from Condé Nast Traveler
Travel + Leisure
This cultural juggernaut has three different stages (Olivier, Lyttelton, Cottesloe) and an innovative artistic director, Nicholas Hytner (who also directs). View full review from Travel + Leisure
Lonely Planet
The nation’s flagship theatre complex comprises three auditoriums for performances: the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Cottesloe. Fantastic backstage tours , lasting 1¼ hours, are available. View full review from Lonely Planet
Address: London SE1 9PX, UK
Phone: +44 20 3989 5455
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