The Olivier Theatre's drum revolve

Running time: 1.46mins

Film maker: Mike Marriage

The giant drum revolve in the National's Olivier Theatre is five storeys high, containing several elevators and enabling exciting effects like towers or boats rising out of the stage or objects suddenly disappearing from view.

People featured in this video include: Jamie Taylor, Olivier Automation Manager

Olivier Theatre

The Olivier Theatre - named after Laurence Olivier, the first director of the National Theatre - is the largest of the three theatres at the National.