The National Theatre: A Place for Plays

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The National Theatre: A Place for Plays

Member price £8.95

Non-member’s price £11.95

Paule Constable and Richard Pilbrow hosted a one-day Symposium on 30th October 2016 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening by Her Majesty the Queen of the National Theatre designed by Sir Denys Lasdun. See also Concrete Reality: a free exhibition on level 3 at the NT.

Paule is a Lighting Designer and an Associate Director of the National Theatre.  Recent work includes Angels in America, Follies (National Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night and Warhorse.  She has received 4 Olivier awards, 2 Tony Awards, a Helpmann Award and many Critics Circle Awards both in the UK and the US. Her opera designs have been seen all over the world.

Richard is one of the world’s leading theatre design consultants, a lighting designer, and an author. Richard helped to co-found the organisation, has received its Technician of the Year Award (2000) and is an elected Fellow of the ABTT.

Concrete Reality: Denys Lasdun and the Architecture of the National Theatre

A free exhibition explores the radical design of Lasdun’s masterpiece. Find it in the Olivier Circle Gallery on level 3  during building opening hours.

An accompanying book entitled Concrete Reality by Patrick Dillon is available from the NT Bookshop here:

Copies of The National Theatre: A Place for Plays may also be purchased at the NT Bookshop.

Architecture tours of the NT are bookable here:

The National Theatre: A Place for Plays, presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians in association with the National Theatre, was about Theatre and Architecture: a discussion, a confrontation, a misunderstanding or a collaboration?

This book contains a transcription of the discourse, debate and dissent that took place on the day.