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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.


Bank Holiday Monday 28 August: 12 noon - 10pm.

Follow us on Twitter @ntUnderstudy 

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If you need to call us, phone 020 7452 3551

Hungry? Try the National Theatre's summer pop-up venues right outside the Understudy. Including Brisket + Bird, serving deliciouc slow cooked beef brisket baps, Asian style pulled chicken, chicken salt fries and more savoury street food from an American Airstream-inspired caravan. Or grab a made to order pizza from a wood-fired oven, housed in a vintage Citroen van.

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