Dorfman Theatre, National

National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Fringe/Off West End

The Dorfman Theatre takes its name from Lloyd Dorfman of the Travelex Group. Dorfman donated a large sum to the redevelopment of the National Theatre complex under the 'NT Future' project. The auditorium takes the form of a black box theatre, a flexible space where a variety of different performance spaces and seat configurations can be achieved depending on the director’s vision for the production. The auditorium was recently renovated to accommodate an additional 50 seats. Formerly named the Cottesloe, the Dorfman reopened in September 2014. It is the smallest of the three auditoriums at the National Theatre.


The auditorium has three levels - the Pit, Circle and Gallery. The Circle and Gallery look down onto the Pit and cannot be reconfigured. The Pit varies from production to production and therefore a new seating plan is generated for each show.

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