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Lyttelton Theatre

The South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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Nearest Tube Station Tube Station: Waterloo, Embankment (Cross Hungerford bridge)
Parking Parking: Underground parking nearby at a cost of £2.80* after 17:00 and £3.90* if attending a daytime ticketed event.(Only valid 10:00 - 18:00. The car park ticket must be stamped at the Lyttleton information desk, and presented on leaving the car park.) * prices are subject to review
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Guide Dogs Guide Dogs:

Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditoria. Alternatively, Front Of House staff are happy to dog-sit. Please call in advance on 020 7452 3281.

Sound Amplification Infra-Red:

Infra-red audio system with headsets or neck loops. Headsets are essential and should be collected from the relevant theatre's information desks before the show. A small refundable deposit is required. Induction loops at all bars, buffets, bookstalls, box offices, cloakrooms.

Disabled Wheelchair Access Disabled Access:

No steps to the back of the Stalls through entrances on either side of the Long bar. 4 spaces for wheelchair users in row V. The auditorium is not suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored at back of auditorium.

Toilets Toilets:

Adapted WC next to right-hand Stalls entrance.

Steps Steps:

Arriving at the National Main entrance (for Olivier and Lyttelton Theatres) reached from Upper Ground via Theatre Avenue to Theatre Square and a drop-off point approx. 40m from main entrance. Use Cottesloe Avenue (on the East side, next to the IBM Building) for access to Cottesloe.

Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: Yes

The Lyttelton - named after Oliver Lyttelton, Viscount Chandos, whose parents were among the earliest effective campaigners for the National Theatre and who was himself its first chairman - is a proscenium theatre, conventional in its basic shape though not in the excellence of its sightlines and acoustics.

There are no eye-blocking pillars, circle rails, or other familiar hazards and you can see and hear almost equally well from each of its 890 seats. 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. 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.