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

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Threepenny Opera

    Now Showing

  • Young Chekhov: Ivanov

    Booking until Sep 03

  • Young Chekhov: Platonov

    Booking until Sep 03

  • Young Chekhov: The Seagull

    Booking until Sep 03

  • Amadeus

    Opens Oct 13

The Threepenny Opera

Open Run

Homegrown stage and film star Rory Kinnear is set to lead Kurt Weill and poet-playwright Bert Brecht's satirical opera, in itself a nod to the Beggar's Opera as part of the 2016 National Theatre season led by Rufus Norris. The double Olivier Award winner will star as anti-hero Macheath (or Mack The Knife) in this play with songs, set in the Victorian era of London.

Young Chekhov: Ivanov

Until September 3, 2016

Often referred to as 'The Russian Hamlet', Chekhov's 1887 work centers on 'superflous man' Nikola Ivanov, a man whose melancholia affects all of those around him. Reputedly written in just ten days, Ivanov is seen as a direct precursor to the playwright's later masterpieces, exploring the theme of disillusionment played out amongst a cast of semi-rich nobles.

Young Chekhov: Platonov

Until September 3, 2016

David Hare's acclaimed trilogy of Chekhov adaptations begins with Platonov, the playwright's first major work and maybe his funniest. James McArdle stars as the titular Platonov, a charismatic school teacher who finds himself the centre of attention at a birthday party thrown by an old flame.

Young Chekhov: The Seagull

Until September 3, 2016

David Hare (Skylight) brings Chekhov's masterpiece to back to the London stage. Written in 1895, The Seagull expertly weaves the comic and tragic in a group portrait of existential angst and unrequited love. Anna Chancellor (Private Lives) and Geoffrey Streatfield (The Hollow Crown) are among the cast.


Opens October 13, 2016

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.


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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0.25 mi away at 20 Upper Ground
5 Star, Prices from £198

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