National Theatre

The historic National Theatre was built as a cinema in 1920s and its gracious foyers, grand staircase, barrel vaulting and auditorium can still be seen today.  In the seventies, it was converted to a theatre, with drama, opera and ballet studios underneath.  It presents all styles of performance from full-scale musicals, dance and opera to intimate one-person performances.  Major dance events, concerts, dramatic productions and festivals are held in the venue, which still maintains its dual function as a cinema.