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National Theatre, Olivier is part of the National Theatre complex.

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Upcoming Highlights

  • Follies

    Booking until Jan 03

  • Saint George and The Dragon

    Booking until Dec 07

  • Amadeus

    Opens Jan 11, 2018

  • Antony and Cleopatra

    Opens Feb 08, 2018

  • Macbeth

    Opens Mar 06, 2018


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Hot on the heels of the announcement that she will star in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Imelda Staunton will be starring in the iconic Follies at the National Theatre in Autumn 2017.

Saint George and The Dragon

Until December 7, 2017

Distinguished playwright Rory Mullarkey and director Lyndsay Turner join forces for this world premiere! A new stage adaptation of the story of England's patron saint, we go further into the knight's tale as we've never gone before, in this epic folk tale. Find a new spin on how the knight transmuted into myth, and into sainthood, helped on the way by songs and dance, provided by Gran Olding and Lynne Page respectfully. Opening this October at the Olivier Theatre, dates are yet to be confirmed. Watch this space for new details!


January 11-February 17, 2018

As part of Rufus Norris' inaugural season at the National, he has announced a programme of diversely cast plays, including this brand-new revival of Amadeus with colour-blind casting. Last seen on the NT stage in 1979 when it premiered, Amadeus explores the stormy relationship between aging court composer Antonio Salieri and genius young upstart Mozart. Salieri will be played by British-Tanzanian veteran actor Lucian Msamati.

Antony and Cleopatra

Opens February 8, 2018

Film and stage royalty Ralph Fiennes returns to the play that made his name playing Claudio in 1988, this time in the lead role of Antony! Shakespeare's historical play depicting Ancient Egypt's first celebrity couple returns to the National Theatre 31 years later, as part of Rufus Norris' inaugural season of shows. Directed by Simon Godwin.


Opens March 6, 2018

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's Threepenny Opera, he will play the tortured monarch as he falls under the scheming machinations of his cruel wife, and murders his way to the crown. But at what price, his sanity? Kinnear is joined by Anne-Marie Duff, marking her return to the NT since her acclaimed role in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.


Nearby Restaurants

The Green Room - South Bank & Waterloo
0.03 mi away at National Theatre
Main £11 | Three course meal £20
Modern Restaurant: British Cuisine

House - South Bank & Waterloo
0.08 mi away at Royal National Theatre
Main £15 | Three course meal £35
Fine Dining: Modern British Cuisine

Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo
0.08 mi away at Upper Ground
Main £8 | Three course meal £17
Bistro & Bar: Modern European Cuisine

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