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The Understudy

The Understudy exterior with passerby

The Understudy

A relaxed and friendly craft beer pub at the National Theatre.

Situated right on London's vibrant South Bank, The Understudy has riverside seating and serves a range of draught beers, wines and cocktails.

Opening times:
Monday to Wednesday: 12 noon – 12 midnight.
Thursday to Saturday: 12 noon – 1am.
Sunday: 12 noon - 10pm.



Monday 28 May, The Understudy will open from 12noon - 10pm.


Reservations: to request a table reservation please send us an e-mail. We will reply within 48 hours.

Follow us on Twitter @ntUnderstudy 

Follow us on Instagram @ntUnderstudy

If you need to call us, phone 020 7452 3551

Forthcoming Events

9 May - Thornbridge tap takeover

12 May - Zilla Nights: DJ Blondezilla & D'Vo 7.30pm till late

19 May - Zilla Nights: DJ Blondezilla & Sippin' T 7.30pm till late

26 May - Bombo Tropics tap takeover and Zilla Nights: Afrobeats DJs 7.30pm till late.

6 June - Siren tap takeover

9 June - Zilla Nights: Afrobeats DJs 7.30pm till late

4 July - Tiny Rebel tap takeover

29 August - Fourpure tap takeover

2 November - Weird Beard tap takeover - Mexican Day of the Dead

Find out more on our events page.

Board Stupid Sunday - Free Drink for Every Winner

Love board games? Love Sunday afternoon in the pub?

Every Sunday pick up a board game from our collection with your pint, and we'll give the winner of your game a free drink.

Maximum prize of one drink per table, per hour. Free drink can be a pint, a 175ml house wine, a single house spirit and mixer, or soft drink. Deposit of £5 cash or a card is needed behind the bar.

Board Games at the National Theatre

The Understudy Gallery