National Theatre, temporary theatre


The latest, temporary addition to the National Theatre family is this striking temporary structure in front of the main building (occupying the area normally take up by Watch This Space, which is taking the summer off). A replacement for the Cottesloe – which is currently being done up, and will reopen next year as the Dorfman – the temporary theatre is a more intimate black box studio, with a seating capacity of just 200 and no backstage area to speak of. It sports a hipper, more lo-fi programme than the Cottesloe, with acclaimed visiting shows and experimental original work. Initially intended to stay on the south bank for a year, the temporary theatre was initially called The Shed, but the rights to the name lapsed at the end of April 2014. Ironically its longeivity has led to it being renamed the 'temproary theatre', though a better title is apparently imminent.


Venue name: National Theatre, temporary theatre
Address: South Bank
Transport: Tube: Waterloo; Rail: Waterloo

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  • Until Sat March 28th 2015
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    South Bank London London SE1 9PX
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