The National Theatre in London, completed in 1976, is an outstanding example of brutalism in architecture. Comprising three auditoriums – the Lyttelton, the Olivier and the Cottesloe – the complex is now to undergo an approximately £70-million programme of modernization, while still maintaining stage operations. The conversion of the 300-seat Cottesloe marks the beginning.
Architect: Haworth Tompkins, London
Location: South Bank, GB–SE1 9PX London