The Lyttelton Theatre is one of three theatres inside the National Theatre complex and is the second largest. It is named after Oliver Lyttelton who was the very first board chairman of the National and is remarkable for its striking proscenium-arch design. The theatre is situated next to the Thames River in the London borough of Lambeth in South Bank and was designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley. Lyttelton opened in 1976.
Plays that have been previously performed to audiences at the Lyttelton include The Madness of George III in 1991 starring Sir Nigel Hawthorne and The History Boys which premiered on Lyttelton’s stage in 2004 and starred popular actor James Corden. The play subsequently went on to be performed in Broadway.
To book seats to a show at the Lyttelton Theatre, you can either telephone or email the National Theatre Box Office. Opening hours are from 9.30am until 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
Lyttelton Theatre is within the National Theatre at South Bank by the River Thames, with the nearest tube station to the venue being Waterloo. Waterloo is on the Jubilee, Bakerloo and Northern lines and is also a major main line railway station.
The seating capacity for the Lyttelton Theatre is 890 on two levels – Stalls and Circle. Have you seen a show at the Lyttelton Theatre? Where did you sit? Was your view restricted or did you have a great seat? Please share your comments in the box below.