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It is over four decades since the National Theatre Company, under the direction of Laurence Olivier, gave its first-ever performance.
Since the opening night of Hamlet starring Peter O'Toole on Oct. 22, 1963, the National Theatre has produced over 600 plays.
The company would not find a permanent home until the opening of Denys Lasdun's National Theatre building in 1976.
The National has three theatres - the Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe - and on each day they present up to three different shows. A program of platform talks and events and workshops give insight into the work of the theatre, plus outdoor events in summer. Every day there is also free music in the main foyer, prior to performances, and free exhibitions.
For more about the National Theatre, please visit their website