Lyttelton Theatre, National

Now showing at the Lyttelton Theatre, National

Top Girls

Top Girls

Now hiring: top girls wanted for prestige positions. Must be self-motivated go-getters with an appetite for success. No timewasters.

Marlene is the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency. But she has no plans to stop there. With Maggie in at Number 10 and a spirit of optimism consuming the country, Marlene knows that the future belongs to women like her.
For the first time, the National Theatre stages Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions.

Booking from: Thursday, 20th June 2019
Booking until: Monday, 24th June 2019
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2:30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7:30pm
Running time: 2 More Info
Rutherford and Son

Rutherford and Son

A piercing look at power and family.

Roger Allam (Les Misérables, The Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning).
In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him.
Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead. Writing in 1912, when female voices were seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender and generational warfare.

Booking from: Tuesday, 25th June 2019
Booking until: Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Running time: 2 More Info

Lyttelton Theatre, National Seating Plan

Lyttelton Theatre, National

Lyttelton Theatre, National on the Map

How to get there: (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

South Bank

Nearest Underground: Waterloo


The Lyttelton Theatre (named after Oliver Lyttelton, the first chairman of the National Theatre Board) is a proscenium arch design theatre, conventional in its basic shape though not in the quality of its sightlines and acoustics.

From all 890 seats you can see and hear almost equally well from each of its . No seat is further away, here, from the actor's point of command than the distance from the front row of the dress circle in many older, larger theatres.

There are no view-restricting pillars, circle rails, or other obstacles.

Unlike most traditional theatres, the Lyttelton has an adjustable proscenium. You can make it into an open-end stage; add a forestage; or create an orchestra pit for up to 20 musicians.

The Lyttleton Theatre is part of the National Theatre Complex on London's South Bank. The National Theatre comprises three separate auditoria:

The Olivier Theatre (named after the theatre's first artistic director, Lord Laurence Olivier)

The Lyttelton Theatre (named after Oliver Lyttelton, the first chairman of the National Theatre Board)

The Cottesloe Theatre (named after Lord Cottesloe, chairman of the South Bank Theatre Board)