The National Theatre
Address: Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
Frequently Asked Questions
Access phone number: 020 7452 3000
Access email address: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Accessible toilets situated: Foyers - 9, including Understudy Bar
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls (x5 in Olivier, x4 in Lyttelton, x2 in Dorfman)
Sound amplification: Induction Loop in Olivier and Lyttelton, Sennheiser Infrared in Olivier, Lyttelton and Dorfman
Access from street to foyer: Level access
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 1 to back of Olivier, 0 to back of Lyttelton and Dorfman, All have steps leading down towards the front
Level access: Lyttelton and Dorfman
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Lifts to all levels
The National Theatre Facts
What date did the The National Theatre open?
22 October 1963
Who designed the The National Theatre?
Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley
What was the first production at the The National Theatre?
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The National Theatre was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 25 October 1976.
The complex of theatres that make up the National Theatre consists of three main stages: The Olivier Theatre, the Lyttelton Theatre, and the Dorfman Theatre.
The National Theatre company was founded by Laurence Olivier in 1963, and until 1977 was based at The Old Vic theatre. It then moved to its permanent new home on the Southbank.
The current building complex on the Southbank is Grade II listed, and was designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley and structural engineers Flint & Neill.