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Playing with Scale: How Designers Use Set Models / Out of the Model Box tour

An interactive, audio-described tour exploring and imagining new stories based on the set models featured in the exhibition Playing with Scale: How Designers Use Set Models.

Lead by Eleanor Margolies, curator of the exhibition and storyteller Liz Porter. Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 7+

The tour takes place in the Wolfson Gallery, next to the Olivier Cloakroom on Level 1 of the National Theatre, where the exhibition is located.

The National Theatre’s free ‘Playing with Scale’ exhibition is a multi-media exploration of how designers use set models when making theatre performances. The exhibition features examples of models from five productions designed for the Olivier stage between 1977 – 2018 and explores how these intricate models are used in the process of theatre makingThe exhibition includes archive materials, films, audio, images and set models. A large print guide is available in the gallery, along with a touchable model of the Olivier stage. An audio descriptive guide of the exhibition is available to download from:

Entry is free to Playing with Scale: How Designers Use Set Models. The exhibition can be found in the Wolfson Gallery between levels 1 & 2. Opening times are dependent on building opening hours, but are usually Monday to Saturday 10 am – 10 pm.

Booking contact number 020 7452 3000


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