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National Theatre (Dorfman) - Theater Information

HISTORY: The Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe Theatre) has been redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sight-lines and enlarged foyer spaces. The most flexible of the National Theatre auditoriums, it is a rectangular room, which can hold up to 450 people. In the pit, the new flexible seating system can be raised and lowered in minutes to either a steep or shallow rake format; or the seats can be folded away completely to become a flat floor. On three sides of the room there are two levels, the circle and gallery, which look down on the pit. Performances can be staged in a conventional format at one end; in “traverse”, lengthways or across the space; or in the round. Everything is open to change except the circle and gallery, which are reminiscent of the inn-yards that preceded Shakespeare's stages as performance areas.



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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Translations (2019)
? - ? Hansard (2019)
? - ? Angels in America (2017)
? - ? Hedda Gabler (2016)
? - ? Peter Pan (2016)
? - ? A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer (2016)
11/6/2012 - 2/3/2013 The Effect (2012)
1/5/2012 - 1/1/0000 Detroit (2012)
10/25/2011 - 6/23/2012 Collaborators (2011)
11/24/2010 - 1/5/2011 Beauty and the Beast (2010)
10/21/2009 - 1/21/2010 Pains of Youth (2009)
6/2/1993 - 10/19/1993 Sweeney Todd (1993)
? - ? Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem (unknown)
? - ? The Beggar's Opera (1982)
? - ? Antony and Cleopatra (2018)