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National Theatre - Lyttelton

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National Theatre, Southbank, London, SE1 9PX


The Lyttelton Theatre is part of the expansive National Theatre, located on South Bank, with the BFI and Southbank Centre next door. A cultural hub, the venue is located on the River Thames, with tourist attractions close by including the Sea Life Centre, London Eye and London Dungeon. At weekends and holidays, there is an excellent street food market. The Lyttelton Theatre sits next to the Thames, along which runs a pedestrianised walkway that provides some of the best views on London. Make sure you consult before travelling in case of journey disruptions.


Waterloo Station is the closest rail station to the theatre, approximately 7-10 minutes away. Upon exiting from the main entrance, turn left and cross York Road, walking underneath the railway bridge on Sutton Walk. Turn left onto Concert Hall Approach until you reach Belvedere Road on the right. Go past Southbank Centre on your left and cross under Waterloo Bridge. The National Theatre is on your left.


Waterloo tube station is served by the Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. Exit the tube into the main rail station. Leave the station from the main entrance, turn left and cross York Road. Take Sutton Walk under the railway bridge and turn left onto Concert Hall Approach. Walk to the end, then turn right on Belvedere Road. Walk past the back of Southbank Centre and under Waterloo Bridge. The National Theatre is on your left.


In front of Waterloo Station, you can find several bus routes: 1, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, and 521.


The National Theatre has its own car park, which can be reached from Upper Ground behind the theatre. It is £8 to park for theatregoers, and tickets must be validated at the theatre’s box office to not be charged the public rate.

There is no drop-off point outside the theatre, however taxis and drivers may deliver passengers behind the theatre on Upper Ground or Belvedere Road. The National falls within London’s Congestion Charge Zone, which incurs a daily cost of £11.50 between 7am and 6pm. Travel outside of these hours is free.
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