About Dara

1659. Mughal India. The imperial court, a place of opulence and excess; music, drugs, eunuchs and harems. Two brothers, whose mother's death inspired the Taj Mahal, are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession. 

There is no limit to what families do to one another, so much crueller than they are to strangers. 

Tanya Ronder's adaptation of Shahid Nadeem's Dara spans the prince's lives from cradle to grave. An intense domestic drama of global consequences - for India then and for our world now. 

Dara Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Captioned Performance: 26 March evening & 29 March matinee 

Audio Described Performance: 27 March evening & 28 March matinee 

The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Dara?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible