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River Stage

Theatre, Outdoor theatres National Theatre , South Bank Until Sunday August 4 2019 Free
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
 (Of Riders and Running Horses)
Of Riders and Running Horses
 (Sizzle's Loung Session)
Sizzle's Loung Session
 (Swing Patrol)
Swing Patrol
 (Yoga © Stephen Wright)
Yoga © Stephen Wright

Time Out says

The NT’s bringing the fun this summer with weekends of free outdoor performance

Fill yer boots with free live music, dance and theatre at the National Theatre’s free outdoor mini-festival weekends, which are back for Summer 2019 with a revamped line-up. River Stage takes over a dedicated spot on Southbank outside the theatre, offering crowds the chance to discover new performers, join in workshops, or just slump back in a deckchair and soak up the sun. 

2019's River Stages programme features five weekends of events curated by East London drag hub The Glory (5-7th July), Arab cultural fest Shubbak (12-14th July), green champions National Park City Festival (19-21st July) and physical theatre masters Frantic Assembly (26-28th July). The season is capped off with a weekend curated by the National Theatre itself (2-4th August). 

Turn up during the day to take part in dance workshops, watch theatre performances or bring the kids along for some crowd-pleasing kids' shows. Or save your energies for night-time, when DJs turn this bankside spot into one massive outdoor disco.

Find full line-up information as it’s announced here.



Address: South Bank
Transport: Rail/Tube: Waterloo
Price: free
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I have been to the River stage for the first time on the summer bank holiday and I was expecting it to be quite packed but actually, it was reasonably busy and we even managed to get some proper seats.

A live band was performing on the stage while a lady was teaching some dancing steps to the public.

There was a very good mix of people from different ages and different dancing levels, all taking part in this dancing lesson and clearly having FUN!

Very nice family friendly event for a perfect chilled out day!

Grate to wonder up and see whats on while strolling along the south bank. 

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