Royal National Theatre in general Reviews
Description:South Bank, SE1 9PX (Waterloo tube, or cross from Temple/ Embankment/Charing Cross).
Newest Review: ... that many people don't find the National theatre aesthetically pleasing but over time, its grown on me and I can see the charm of the structure despite the inital horror of all the concrete. It's in a great location on the southbank and as such as a convenient place to meet with people in London. And its not just a place to go if you're a paying theatregoer. The National theatre is often ... more
Customer Royal National Theatre in general Reviews (3)
by - written on 26/12/09 (Useful, 18 readings)
The National theatre puts on some great performances all year round. Its a good place to go if you're particularly interested in classical plays as there's almost always some adaptation of an ancient text playing. I know that many people don't find the National theatre aesthetically pleasing but over time, its grown on me and I can see the charm of the structure despite the inital horror of all the concrete. It's in a great location on the southbank and as such as a convenient place to meet with people in London. And its not just a place to go if you're a paying theatregoer. The National theatre is often holds talks and there is occasionally free live music ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/07/05 (Very useful, 540 readings)
The National Theatre can be found in the generally unpleasant-looking South Bank Centre, which also includes the National Film Theatre and Festival Hall. Itís very easy to get to, being right next to Waterloo, served by about five tube lines and at least a dozen bus routes. You could also walk from Embankment (the view downriver from Hungerford bridge is my favourite in London). The National Theatre was formed in 1963 under the direction of Laurence Olivier. It moved to its current location in 1976. Despite the rather gruesome building, itís easily the best theatre in London, and given that itís subsidised, is also relatively inexpensive. Iíve seen 35 plays at ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/07/00, updated on 07/07/00 (Useful, 80 readings)
Okay, I admit that the South Bank is a bit of an eyesore. This is especially true of the concrete hideousness that is the RNT, but inside is one of the best theatre companies in London. The RNT has put on some fantastic plays over the last few years, with many plays by new writers being performed for the first time. The ticket prices are a lot cheaper than the West End. Standby tickets are sold before the performance and students can join a free standby mailing list. There are good views of the stage from most of the seats and plenty of leg room. Lots of interesting platfrom events are held throughout the year, as well as free foyer events. The bookshop is also an ... Read the complete review
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