If you're curious about the backstage workings of a uniquely exciting modern theatre, this is the Open Rehearsal event for you!
After the War Horse matinee in the Olivier Theatre, you'll be given the opportunity to see an open reset of the Olivier Stage, in preparation for the evening's performance.
About the Olivier Theatre
The Olivier - named after Laurence Olivier, the first director of the National Theatre (during its years at the Old Vic), and the outstanding British actor of the century - is the largest of the three theatres at the National.
Situated above the foyer and over the workshops and main rehearsal rooms, the Olivier can accommodate 1150 people in its fan-shaped auditorium.
Deep underneath the Olivier's stage, standing 4 storeys high and 15 metres across, lies one of the most unique pieces of stage technology in the world: the drum revolve.
Refurbished in 2002, the drum revolve presents directors and designers with a very versatile tool, which can deliver whole pieces of 3-dimensional scenery in seconds.
Don't miss your chance to see this unique piece of machinery in all its glory!