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A Quick Overview of National Theatre Backstage Tours
The Royal National Theatre (generally known as the National Theatre) in London is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.
Internationally, it is known as the National Theatre of Great Britain. From its foundation in 1963 until 1976, the company was based at the Old Vic theatre in Waterloo.
- The current building is located next to the Thames in the South Bank area of central London.
- In addition to performances at the National Theatre building, the National Theatre company tours productions at theatres across the United Kingdom.
- Since 1988, the theatre has been permitted to call itself the Royal National Theatre, but the full title is rarely used.