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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


Sunday 28 May: closed

Monday 29 May: 4pm - 11pm

Thursday 6 - Monday 10 July: 12noon - 10pm

Friday 28 - Sunday 30 July: 12noon - 10pm


Follow us on Twitter @ntUnderstudy 

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If you need to call us, phone 020 7452 3551

Have a look at our sample food menu and our snacks menu, including pick ’n’ mix retro sweet collection, pretzels, and more. Food is available to order & collect at the bar, served in takeaway containers.

Food menu is available Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 8pm. Snacks are served Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 5pm.

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

Bethesda American Wheat Ale

Leading the craft beer scene on London's vibrant South Bank, the Understudy at the National Theatre celebrate the new production of Angels in America with a special bespoke brew.

Created with our partners at Anspach & Hobday Brewery in Bermondsey and available for a limited period in the National Theatre's bars and restaurants.

The Understudy Gallery