Don’t get us wrong, we love the big red Temporary Theatre down at the National. But since it arrived and booted the National's beloved outdoor free festival of performance ‘Watch This Space’ out onto the road last year, we’ve been missing some riverside summer free theatre fun.
But pine no more! The National have just announced the line up of their brand new and very free series of performances on what they are now calling the River Stage. Situated right in-front of The Understudy, the new bar on the riverside, the River Stage will offer up family friendly shows such as ‘Python on the Loose’ by the Whalley Range Stars and more hip stuff like evening DJ sets curated by the likes of The Yard theatre, Café Oto and Birmingham’s Fierce Festival. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday over August there will be a selection of things to experience throughout the day and on most nights. Hooray! There’s enough circus, music, theatre and dance to really make the South Bank swing.