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Thursday, 3 September 2015

National Theatre

The national Theatre on the South bank has three theatres and presents over 20 new productions a year. They launched National Theatre live in 2009 and have  screened a number of productions live around the world. Some are classed 'as live' to account for the different time zones. I have seen many excellent productions at these theatres at very reasonable prices.


It is now possible to have a bird's eye view of what happens behind the scenes. The Sherling High-Level walk gives you an idea of how scenery and props are created.



There are boards around the walkway to inform visitors about the scenery, props, costumes that are currently being created.

















Visiting the walkway is free so if you are around or visiting London it is worth checking out their website here



During August there was a free theatre set up outside.




Sharing with James at Weekend Reflections

26 comments:

  1. Very nice post! It is always a pleasure to visit your blog. ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    Gert Jan
    www.gertjanhermus.nl

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  2. It is always interesting to have a look behind the scenes, nice you can walk in for free to visit.

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  3. What an interesting tour! Thanks for taking us along.

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  4. I will definitely get to this place when I arrive in London, whenever that might happen. It's too bad you're so far away! :-)

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  5. We could do an outside theater here in December...never in August...unless we wanted to cart patrons away on stretchers from heat stroke. Sigh

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  6. How interesting, I have never been in there !

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  7. Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes shots! I always wondered what it looked like. A busy place.

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  8. facial hair, warts and scars - well well

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  9. wow- this is so cool...and would be so much fun to see!

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  10. Okay...I am going to have to proof read when I type on this iPad. I was trying to say: What an interesting tour!

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  11. What a good idea that is. Dare I say, better than some of the modern plays they put on?

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  12. It's so interesting to look behind the scenes of a theater. Great post!

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  13. So nice to look behind the curtains i a theatre.

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  14. So nice to look behind the curtains i a theatre.

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  15. wow- this is so interesting... Amazing photos from a great angle...

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  16. We love the South Bank and go there regularly, however that's mainly so my daughter can watch the skateboarders! I will make a note of this and then we will go along to see inside. Thanks for letting us know xx

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  17. To bad I´m not planning a trip to London. I would love to see this :)

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  18. That's fascinating - but scary, for those of us who have a problem with heights!! Free theatre is a great way to tout for business - I was hooked after the first production I went to many years ago, and I'm sure others would be too if they got the chance to see it!! Have a great week ahead!

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  19. I will have to do that next time I am in London as it looks so interesting. I have taken the behind-the-scenes tour at the Guthrie in Minneapolis where you can watch sets and props being built and it's fascinating.

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  20. Hello, looks like an awesome place to tour. I like the behind the scene look. Great reflections. Enjoy your new week!

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  21. What a great experience. We have done that in many theatres here because our daughter has taken us to where she was working including the Sydney opera house. She would love to work in that theatre.

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  22. Of course I knew nothing about the Guildall but I do now. Thank you for the explanation of its functions and history. Not to mention your great photos.

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