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40 Years as a Space for Plays

36 minutes 11 seconds

On this date in 1976, the National Theatre’s new building on the South Bank was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen. Paule Constable (lighting designer and NT Associate), Richard Pilbrow (Laurence Olivier’s lighting director and theatre consultant), and Steve Tompkins (co-founder of Haworth Tompkins Ltd, architects on the NT Future project) explore the process of the architectural design of the three NT theatre spaces, and celebrate the creativity of the theatre designer over the last 40 years with the practical experiences of working onstage. Chaired by Gavin Henderson, Principal of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.