National Theatre

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The Royal National Theatre, also known as National Theatre of Great Britain, is one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent performing arts theaters. The structure, designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley in iconic brutalist style, opened its doors between 1976 and 1977, and is made up of four auditoriums: Olivier, Dorfman, Lyttelton, and The Temporary. The venue hosts a varied program of classic dramas and contemporary plays. Since 2009, the theater has hosted National Theatre Live, a program of simulcasts of live productions broadcast to cinemas around the world. A number of first-rate restaurants, cafés, and bars are housed in the building, most with outdoor seating overlooking South Bank.

Location:  Upper Ground, South Bank

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Su 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.