The UK has some of the most astonishing theatres in the world. This article will showcase some of the must-visit theatres in the UK, where to find them, their history, and what to expect from their programmes.
National Theatre, London
The National Theatre in London is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames and has a reputation for hosting some of the best theatre productions in the world. The theatre host both the Lyttleton and Cottesloe theatres all under one roof and has varied programmes, including classic drama and modern plays, exhibitions, a book shop, and bars.
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
The Festival Theatre in Edinburgh is situated on the site of the old Empire Theatre, which dates back to 1830. The current festival theatre has been operating since 1994 and has a large following and presents a program list of great performances throughout Scotland. The theatre is predominantly used for ballet and opera as well as large-scale music performances.
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
The Crucible Theatre has been active since 1971, providing Sheffield locals and visitors with some of the greatest renowned dance and music performances in the UK. The theatre is dedicated to both classical and modern theatre productions. The theatre can host over 980 attendees making it the perfect theatre to host festival events that are happening in Sheffield.
The Globe, London
The Globe is well known as one of the most important theatres in the UK. The importance and fame of the theatre come from its associations with the great William Shakespeare. Built in 1588 by William Shakespeare’s theatre company, the Lord Chamberlains Men, The Globe stands as a landmark to be visited by tourists and locals alike.
Visit the theatres on this list for a true and honest British arts experience with music, theatre productions, opera, ballet, and more.