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The Understudy at the National Theatre

Forthcoming Events

All events are free, so save the date and we'll see you then!

For directions and current opening times, please refer to the main Understudy page.

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Dry(ish January

This January the Understudy is running a month-long event showcasing the best of low and no alcohol drinks.

Introducing one of the most expansive low-alcohol ranges in London, we'll be bringing you low/no alcohol beers in different styles, from lagers & stouts, to IPAs and table beer. Check out our no-alcohol spirits from some of the UK's most exciting producers.

24 - 26 January - No and low alcohol tap takeovers, including Everleaf and Lucky Saint.

Watch this space for tap takeovers with Omnipollo, Garage, and Boxcar.

Zilla Nights at the Understudy

Zilla Nights, the brain and musical child of DJ Blondezilla, takes over the Understudy once a month, bringing the sunshine of the tropics to the South Bank, no matter what your weather app is telling you. Spinning a set of pan-African vinyl treats from every corner of the continent, you can expect anything from classic West African funk and Afrobeat, to 1970s Kenyan-Congolese fusion, Somalian pop, Senegalese Sabar music and beats from beyond the shores. Each month she'll be inviting a new and unique guest DJ to join her, playing music from old or new school Africa, the diaspora across the Caribbean and Latin America, and the melting pot of our very own London.

Free entry

First Friday of the month 7pm - 1am

Music & DJs: DJ Blondzilla and D'Vo playing an assortment of music from the African diaspora


Zilla Nights in The Understudy with DJ Blondezilla