Cheap Emil and the Detectives tickets at the Olivier Theatre
Don't miss the National Theatre’s latest family show, which comes to you in the exciting tradition of War Horse and His Dark Materials.
For this adaptation of Erich Kästner's classic children's adventure story about a boy learning to rely on himself – and his new friends – the Olivier stage transforms into 1920s Berlin. It's a place full of surprises and danger, where everything moves at the speed of your imagination.
When his money is stolen on a train by a mysterious stranger, young schoolboy Emil thinks he’s lost everything. But as he starts tracking down the thief, he soon discovers that he’s not alone in the big city after all.
Join Emil as he says goodbye to his mother, leaves his small town and sets off on a unique adventure that will change his life.
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Olivier Theatre Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the Olivier Theatre above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
The Olivier Theatre is, along with the the Cottesloe and Lyttelton theatres, one of the three main venues that comprise London’s National Theatre complex. It’s situated at the NT, on the South Bank off Waterloo Bridge, close to Waterloo rail and tube stations.
Built in 1976, this 1160 seat venue is named after legendary actor/director Laurence Olivier, who was also the NT’s first artistic director following its formation in the early Sixties.
The first production at the Olivier Theatre was Elizabethan drama Tamburlaine the Great, which opened on 4 October 1976. Among the countless notable shows to have graced this venerable West End theatre’s stage since then are Don Quixote, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, Anything Goes and All’s Well That Ends Well.
The National Theatre company was formed in 1963 and worked out of its original base at the Old Vic Theatre for its first 13 years. Work on the National Theatre complex had been approved in the early Sixties. By 1976 the complex was a reality and the National Theatre company moved in.
The Olivier Theatre has the largest auditorium of the three theatres inside the National Theatre complex. The theatre features an open stage with a fan-shaped seating area. The design is based on the ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus.
The theatre’s design ensures that the audience has a completely unobstructed view, and that all audience members are fully visible to the actors from centre stage.
Designed in the 1970s, the drum revolve and a multiple flying system were originally very controversial and took ten years to commission, but have proved to be both functional and productive, allowing for quick and fluid set changes.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the Olivier Theatre make it the perfect place to see innovative new work, unique revivals and traditional theatre. Recent successes include The Cherry Orchard, Frankenstein, The Count of Monte Cristo, Antigone and London Road.
Whatever you decide to see at the Olivier Theatre, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.
Venue Address: South Bank, London, SE1 9PXView Map
- Air conditioned
- Disabled toilets
- Infrared hearing loop
- Wheelchair accessible