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
The Olivier Theatre - named after Laurence Olivier, the first director of the National Theatre - is the largest of the three theatres at the National.
Watch the flying system in action.
A film introduction the Olivier Theatre's flying system, a vital way of effecting quick scene changes.
The Olivier Theatre is modeled on the ancient Greek amphitheatre at Epidaurus.
The giant drum revolve in the Olivier Theatre is five storeys high and contains several elevators.
A timelapse of the fit up process for Timon of Athens in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre.
Jeannette Nelson takes actors through a vocal exploration of the Olivier Theatre.
Paulette Ivory gives us a glimpse of the cast's first opportunity to rehearse on the Olivier stage.
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