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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE

List entry Number: 1272324

Location

ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, UPPER GROUND

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityLambethLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 449659

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History

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Details

In the entry for:

TQ 3180 UPPER GROUND (north-east side) 963-/1/10022 Royal National Theatre

GV II*

the description shall be amended to read as follows:

Theatre complex, 1969-76 by Sir Denys Lasdun. Reinforced concrete, flat roofs. Square building, with lower 895-seat Lyttelton auditorium in line with and first floor 1165-seat Olivier auditorium at a forty-five degree angle to the main facades. These two linked at the level of the river embankment by paired foyers the full height of the building, with exhibition spaces and restuarants on several layers leading on to outside walkways. Projecting flytowers to the two main auditoria interupt this sequence of horizontal forms. Workshops, rehearsal spaces and dressing rooms to rear, with separate entrance and foyer to 400-seater studio space, the Cottesloe theatre. Metal windows and doors. Interiors with original furnishings to foyer areas and auditoria.

The National Theatre is a major public building of the post-war period by one of its leading architects, and reflects new ideas in theatre design.

Source: Architectural Review, January 1977

this amends the 40th amendment to the 65th list for the London Borough of Lambeth.

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The following building shall be added:

UPPER GROUND TQ 3180 (north-east side) 963-/1/10022 Royal National Theatre

GV II*

Theatre complex, 1969-76 by Sir Denys Lasdun. Reinforced concrete, flat roofs. Square building, with lower 895-seat Lyttelton auditorium in line with and first floor 1165-seat Olivier auditorium at a forty-five degree angle to the main facades. These two linked by paired foyers the full height of the building, with exhibition spaces and restaurants on several layers leading on to outside walkways. Projecting flytowers to the two main auditoria interupt this sequence of horizontal forms. Workshops, rehearsal spaces and dressing rooms to rear, with separate entrance and foyer to 400-seater studio space, the Cottesloe theatre. Metal windows, revolving doors to main entrance. Interiors with original furnishings to foyer areas and auditoria.

The National Theatre is a major public building of the post-war period by one of its leading architects, and reflects new ideas in theatre design.

Source Architectural Review, January 1977



Listing NGR: TQ3101380383

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: January - Date: 1977 - Journal Title: Architectural Review

National Grid Reference: TQ 31013 80383

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