Royal National Theatre

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1272324

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1994

Statutory Address: Royal National Theatre, Upper Ground

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: Royal National Theatre, Upper Ground

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Lambeth (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 31013 80383

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TQ 3180 963-/1/10022

UPPER GROUND (north-east side) Royal National Theatre

GV II* Theatre complex, 1969-76 by Sir Denys Lasdun. Reinforced concrete, flat roofs. Square building, with lower 895-seat Lyttelton auditorium in line with and first floor 1165-seat Olivier auditorium at a forty-five degree angle to the main facades. These two linked at the level of the river embankment by paired foyers the full height of the building, with exhibition spaces and restuarants on several layers leading on to outside walkways. Projecting flytowers to the two main auditoria interrupt this sequence of horizontal forms. Workshops, rehearsal spaces and dressing rooms to rear, with separate entrance and foyer to 400-seater studio space, the Cottesloe theatre. Metal windows and doors. Interiors with original furnishings to foyer areas and auditoria.

The National Theatre is a major public building of the post-war period by one of its leading architects, and reflects new ideas in theatre design.

Listing NGR: TQ3101380383

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 449659

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural Review' in January, (1977)

End of official listing