With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for being the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1960 to 1982), and for Ben Travers' famed Aldwych Farces (1925 to 1933). Previous notable productions include Noel Coward's Private Lives and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
London West End Theatres
Historic West End theatre which has been the home of both farce and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B4LD
Events at Aldwych Theatre
10th February 2015 to 29th October 2016 | £15-£69.50, Feb 10-26 previews £15-£57.50
A mid-sized theatre which gained fame as the home of 'The Mousetrap'.
West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9ND
From the outside, it appears impossible that an entire West End theatre could be fitted into this two-storey Soho corner. However, not only is there a medium-sized auditorium, cheerfully over-decorated, but the whole Louis XVI interior feels spacious and airy. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opened at the theatre in 1952 and played here for more than two decades before transferring to St Martin's Theatre.
Events at Ambassadors Theatre
1st August 2010 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times | £26-£52.50, Premium Seats £67.50
Tuesday 19th July 2016 - 7.30pm | £27.50, tickets on sale May 26, 10am
The red-headed cabaret diva and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist pays tribute to the musical icons who have inspired her including Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and Cher.
27th July to 31st August 2016 - Various Times | £10-£25
P2P Productions, who staged Annie Junior in the West End in 2015, brings together a cast of young performers aged 8 to 23 for a musical version of the Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel of forgiveness ...
20th September to 23rd November 2016 - Various Times | £19.50, Sep 20 & 23 previews £17.50
26th September to 22nd November 2016 - Various Times | £19.50, Sep 26 preview £17.50
Eleven-year-old Harri careens towards manhood at frightening speed in award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan's stage adaptation of the novel by Stephen Kelman, performed by the National Youth Theatre REP Company. Directed by Anna Niland. Contains strong ...
The first West End theatre of the Edwardian age.
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 7EZ
The first West End theatre of the Edwardian Age, the Apollo has a pleasingly over-the-top design that takes in facades, statuary, and a gypsy coat-of-arms that was intended to bring good luck. Playing host mainly to relatively small-scale shows rather than more obvious crowd-pullers, this compact theatre has never really established an important role in the West End.
Events at Apollo Theatre
27th May to 15th October 2016 | £19.50-£75
5th August to 3rd September 2016 | £15-£22, Premium Seats £29.50
Following on from a series of successful productions, Horrible Historiesis back with The Best of Barmy Britain. Being staged at the Apollo Theatre, the show brings together the best and grizzliest bits from the previous ...more
20th October 2016 to 29th January 2017 | £20-£49.50, Premium Seats £67.50
Art Deco theatre - one of the largest in London.
17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1LG
Tube: Victoria Station
In the days before cheap air travel, the first thing travellers from the continent would see as their trains pulled into London was the vast Apollo Victoria, a single building that took up an entire block. This huge theatre has played host to some classic shows over the years, with the outstanding popular favourite Starlight Express delighting millions in a run that stretched over a decade.
Events at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Sunday 1st - Saturday 29th April 2017 | £15-£95
An Art Deco theatre which has been home to blockbuster musicals and some spectacular bombs.
Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London, WC2H 9HU
The Cambridge Theatre is a 1930s design classic in the Art Deco style, with smooth, sparsely decorated curves and two stunning gold murals. Its simplicity is belied by a long history of bizarre and spectacular productions, from the West End's first ice dancing (John Curry's Theatre of Ice), through the high-camp of Return to the Forbidden Planet to the all-singing, all-dancing Ku Klux Klan members in Jerry Springer, the Opera. In its time, this dignified auditorium has played host to a cinema, an opera company, the Comedie Francaise, the National Theatre, a magic show and some of the most important figures in theatre.
Events at Cambridge Theatre
Tuesday 18th - Sunday 28th May 2017 | £20-£62.50
A subterranean theatre in the West End that has a romantic interior.
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London, W1V 9LB
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to miss one of London's most enchanting theatres. Use of mirrors and stunning murals of clouds and cherubs turns this underground labyrinth into an airy paradise.
Events at Criterion Theatre
31st March to 26th June 2016
31st March 2016 to 23rd April 2017 - Various Times | £19-£48.50, Premium Seats £68.50
This large venue has been host to big, over the top musicals for decades.
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 7AQ
This huge theatre plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a big stage and hundreds of seats - on a packed night here noise levels are like those at a rock concert. Built in 1928, the venue was originally used as a cinema before turning to theatre and musicals. Later, Universal hired The Dominion for its movie 'Phantom of the Opera', and Charlie Chaplin's City Lights was shown here with synchronised music and sound effects. The massive rooftop statue of Freddie Mercury that greets you as you leave the Tottenham Court Road tube stop is a hint of the show that's been playing here for the last few years.
Events at Dominion Theatre
15th July 2016 to 7th January 2017 | Previews £25-£52.50 Mon to Thu £27.50-£57.50, Fri & Sat | From 21 Jul £25-£62.50 Mon-Thu, £27.50-£67.50 Fri and Sat
4th March to 30th September 2017 - Various Times | £19.50-£75, Premium Seats £100 & £125, Mar 4-31 previews £17.50-£62, Premium Seats previews £90 & £115
One of the smallest theatres in the West End.
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5LA
The Duchess Theatre is one of the smallest in The West End, which is not entirely a bad thing. The seating is almost on top of the stage, creating an intense engagement between audience and actors of the kind usually reserved for the fringe. This has made the Duchess a favourite with actors and directors, in spite of cramped backstage conditions.
Events at Duchess Theatre
5th September 2014 to 11th September 2016 | Sep 5-Oct 19 £20-£39.50, Oct 20-Feb 1 £20-£49.50
6th Jun, 11th Jul, 25th Jul and 8th Aug 2016 - 8pm | £21
Monday 13th June 2016 - 7.30pm | £21
The award-winning Jewish stand-up agonises over planning a holiday, shopping at discount warehouse stores and socialising with friends.
Monday 24th October 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £26.25
An evening of reminiscence, anecdotes and impressions.
A medium sized West End theatre that has been home to plenty of solid hits.
St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4BG
This theatre has more than its share of name changes. Originally called The Trafalgar in 1894, it became the Duke of York's to honour the future King George V. During the late '90s, the name was temporarily changed to The Royal Court Theatre. Over the years, the theatre also hosted ballets and operas and is also where the world was first introduced to the play (and character) of Peter Pan, in 1904.
Events at Duke of York's Theatre
9th April to 4th June 2016 | £15-£59.50
Credited with innovative adaptations of classics - tackling The Ruling Cast with James McAvoy in 2015 and staging a starry adaptation of The Maids in February 2016 - The Jamie Lloyd Company presents Doctor Faustus ...more
5th October 2016 to 14th January 2017 - Various Times | £25-£80, Premium Seats £85-£100, Oct 5-11 previews £15-£70, Premium Seats previews £75-£90
The first theatre to be built after World War I.
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HH
This intimate theatre was built on the site of the old Albion Tavern, and opened in November 1924. The beginnings of the Fortune Theatre were anything but fortunate. The opening play, 'Sinners' by Laurence Cowen, closed after two weeks. Over the next few decades, the Fortune Theatre had to resort to showing amateur plays and during World War II the venue was used by ENSA, the concert party corps of the Forces. But in the 1960s the theatre's fortunes began to change and blockbuster hit, Stephen Mallatratt's The Woman in Black (1989) has been performed (over 5000 times) at the theatre ever since.
Events at Fortune Theatre
1st July 2009 to 30th July 2016 - Various Times | £18.00 - £48
This theatre is largely associated with comedies and dramas.
2 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0HH
Named after the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick, The Garrick is a fantastic piece of late-Victorian kitsch. In recent years this venue has played host to a number of hugely popular shows including the Lieutenant of Inishmore and Tommy Cooper tribute Jus' Like That. The Garrick has also proved to be something of a magnet for Hollywood starlets, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Paquin.
Events at Garrick Theatre
12th May to 13th August 2016 | From £15
20th August to 12th November 2016 | From £15
19th November 2016 to 25th February 2017 | £20-£75
1st March to 3rd June 2017 - Various Times | £15-£65, Premium Seats £85, Mar 1-15 previews £15-£55, Premium Seats previews £75
A Louis XVI style theatre named in honour of the famous actor, John Gielgud.
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6AR
The Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue. For such an impressive theatre, it has had a surprisingly chequered history, with few long-running shows and notable flops. Still, there have been some high points in its history: the 1943 production of The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as being the definitive version of one of the great British comedies.
Events at Gielgud Theatre
24th June 2014 to 18th June 2016 | £12-£57.50, Premium Seats £85
Victorian theatre with a reputation for staging landmark productions in both comedy and drama genres.
6 Panton Street, Soho, London, SW1Y 4DN
The Harold Pinter Theatre's 1881 interior is one of the oldest in London and one of the most charming, in spite of the damage wrought by an ill-considered restoration in 1954. The Renaissance-style auditorium, with its wooden panels, and gold ceiling and wallpaper, still retains many original features, while the unpretentious exterior is the most attractive and unspoilt among London's smaller theatres. Though in its early years it lived up to its name, the theatre has become known more recently for high-quality drama, notably the works of Harold Pinter (hence the name) - five of which have been performed here since 1991.
Events at Harold Pinter Theatre
4th October 2014 to 25th June 2016 | £15-£65, Oct 4-27 £15-£49.50
One of the oldest theatres in London, with a colourful past.
Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had a colourful history, complete with riots, death by stampedes, falling chandeliers and censorship - as well as plenty of smash hits. It was also one of the most forward thinking theatres and in 1873 became the first venue to introduce a matinee performance.
Events at Haymarket Theatre Royal
23rd March to 25th June 2016
Sunday 5th June 2016 - 6.30pm | £20-£125
A host of performers will be appearing at this fundraising event to celebrate The Royal Theatrical Fund's patron Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday. Those appearing include Michael Ball, Samantha Bond, Rob Brydon, Stephanie Cole, ...
29th June to 17th September 2016 | £15-£62.50, Premium Seats £95.50
22nd September to 3rd December 2016 - Various Times | £15-£65, Premium Seats £95
9th December 2016 to 18th March 2017 - Various Times | £15-£67.50, Premium Seats £87.50, Dec 9 & 10 previews £15-£57.50
A large theatre which was a long history of staging operas and blockbuster musicals.
Haymarket, St James's, London, SW1Y 4QL
For much of the 18th century, the building on this site, mostly used for opera, was the largest theatre in England. Though rebuilt since, its operatic roots can still be seen in a grandiose exterior that includes a turreted dome and the popular Royal Opera Arcade. The interior is equally plush, with marbled pillars, gold statuary around the stage and three tiers of luxurious boxes.
Luxurious Victorian Theatre known for hosting variety shows.
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7TF
Tube: Oxford Circus Station
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and '60s, the London Palladium is the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who had previously been mere voices on the radio, leapt into the living room when Sunday Night at the London Palladium was first broadcast. The tiered auditorium, the second-largest in the West End, is undeniably impressive, as is the richly-ornamented foyer and staircase.
Events at London Palladium
Saturday 28th May 2016 - 7.45pm | £21-£45
The world famous stage hosts cult technical wizard Adam Buxton, who will be re-airing choice discoveries from his laptop from the past two years, ventriloquist Nina Conti, guitar-wielding comedy madman Nick Helm and friends.
Sunday 29th May 2016 - 7.30pm | £31.20, rescheduled from O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
The Liverpool-born vocalist and singer-songwriter performs his country and Irish material.
Thursday 2nd June 2016 - 7pm | £33.95-£40
American heavy rock and metal guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter, and producer performs to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Passion and Warfare.
Friday 3rd June 2016 - 7.30pm | £40-£66
The Italian popera trio of baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, who represented their country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and finished second, perform songs from their third studio album ...
Sunday 5th June 2016 - 7pm | £45.50-£56.50
BRIT award-winning Lebanon-born singer-songwriter Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr performs vibrant pop tracks from the No Place In Heaven.
A 2,000-seat theatre located just off The Strand.
21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7RQ
A few theatres have previously inhabited The Lyceum's site, including one designed by Samuel Beazley. Following a fire in the theatre the majority of Beazley's building had to be demolished, but the current building, opened in 1904, still retains Beazley's formidable original portico and facade. Despit the threat of demolition in 1939, the theatre has continued to host major productions.
Events at The Lyceum Theatre
24th September 2002 to 4th June 2017 - Various Times | £25-£68
The oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 7ES
The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue's oldest theatre was opened in 1888, just two years after the street itself was completed. An indistinct red brick building, it lacks the grandeur of the neighbouring Gielgud and Apollo, but has a charm and unassuming beauty that are all its own. The auditorium is also unconventional, with u-shaped balconies offering fine unrestricted views and bringing the audience closer to the action than in many large theatres. Though designed as a home for comic opera, the Lyric's major successes have been with serious drama.
Events at Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
Thursday 1st - Sunday 23rd April 2017 | From £27.50
15th February to 25th July 2016 | £20-£50
6th July to 4th September 2016 - Various Times | £14.50-£18.50, Premium Seats £22.50 & £24.50 inc postergramme, family £65
A stage adaptation of the children's book.
Monday 5th December 2016 - 8pm-10.20pm | £17.75
Deadpan stand-up from the comically downbeat Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated joker.
Versatile theatre that is a classic of 1970s design
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5PW
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it one of the West End's newest theatres. The building is sleek and impressive, with a stunning mirrored facade. The amphitheatre was designed along the hyper-modern lines of post-war continental theatres. Stage, seats, lights, even the walls, can all be made to change their position. This allows directors to choose between conventional and in the round productions, as well as any number of different sizes and shapes for their stages. In practice, this wealth of choice rather bamboozled directors and it was nearly a decade before this revolutionary space had a major hit.
Events at New London Theatre
9th April 2016 to 7th January 2017 | £19.50-£69.50
24th October 2016 to 12th February 2017 | £25-£75, Oct 24-31, Nov 1-13 previews £25-£65, tickets on sale May 25, 10am
A mid-sized theatre where Noel Coward debuted as an actor and playwright.
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AU
Built as a companion to the Wyndham's Theatre, the Noel Coward theatre was originally named the New Theatre. It shook off its unimaginative and inaccurate name on its 70th birthday, becoming the 'Albery', and was renamed the Noel Coward Theatre after a 2006 refurbishment. Noel Coward appeared in 'I'll Leave It To You' at the theatre in 1920, the first West End production of one of his plays.
Events at Noel Coward Theatre
9th February to 18th June 2016 | £10-£67.50
8th July to 27th August 2016 | £10-£60, Premium Seats £80
A showcase of grand stage illusions, up-close magic, death-defying escapology and trickery, Impossible returns to the Noel Coward Theatre in 2016. "The biggest magic show in decades", the show features a modern-day Houdini, daredevil and ...more
One of the most impressive theatres in London, with a long record of hits.
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4LD
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre is one of London's more spectacular theatres and has matching roster of hit shows. An attractive columned exterior gives way to a gorgeous foyer and auditorium, with marble, polished brass and gold the dominant materials. It was also at this theatre that Buddy became the most successful rock and roll musical of all time.
Events at Novello Theatre
6th September 2012 to 22nd October 2016
One of the oldest and greatest theatres in the world.
103 The Cut, South Bank, London, SE1 8NB
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John Gielgud to Judi Dench, the Vic has played host to generation after generation of stars. Charles Dickens and Bernard Shaw reviewed plays here and it was the first theatre to perform the complete works of William Shakespeare as a series.
Events at Old Vic Theatre
20th to 28th May 2016 | £10-£45
Matthew Warchus, the new artistic director of T he Old Vic , is bringing different forms of entertainment back to the renowned London theatre in his initial season, including a dance ...more
26th and 28th May 2016 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm & 27th May 2016 at 7.30pm | £10-£45
Drew McOnie directs and choreographs an energetic and highly physical dance thriller inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.
11th July to 17th September 2016 | £12-£67.50
29th September to 15th October 2016 | £10-£35
After a sold-out international tour of the Beckett Trilogy, Lisa Dwan continues to shine the spotlight on late playwright Samuel Beckett with the world premiere of No's Knife. Being staged at The Old Vic this ...more
25th October to 3rd December 2016 | £12-£65
Twenty-five years after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson returns to the stage in 2016 to play the title role in Shakespeare's King Lear. Having retired as a Labour MP ...more
Five storey theatre dominating Cambridge Circus, which is known for its musicals.
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1A 4AF
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to a court than a theatre. This sinister atmosphere is continued inside, with heavy blocks of marble, and Renaissance style arches in the foyer and stairwells.Previous performances at the theatre include The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and its current production, which has run since February 2012, Singin' in the Rain.
Events at Palace Theatre
Tuesday 7th June 2016 | £20-£130
Judging by the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the Cursed Child on Twitter back in June 2015, Harry Potter the Play is going ...more
7th June 2016 to 27th May 2017 - Various Times | £15-£65, Jun 7-Aug 2 previews £10-£50, tickets on sale Oct 30, 11am
7th June 2016 to 27th May 2017 - Various Times | £15-£65, Jun 7-Aug 2 previews £10-£50, tickets on sale Oct 30, 11am
A simple exterior conceals this grandiose Art Deco theatre.
16 Denman Street, Soho, London, W1D 7DY
A simple exterior conceals this grandiose Art Deco theatre, whose huge auditorium is decorated in shocking pink. A patchy production history has included few major hits. A celebrated John Gielgud production of Macbeth was ended in 1942 by the traditional misfortunes that haunt this play: four of the cast died, a designer committed suicide then the theatre was hit by a stray German bomb. In the 1960s and 1970s it improved its reputation with a series of successful transfers from Broadway. In its incarnation as a cinema, it also premiered the first talking picture to be shown in Britain.
Events at Piccadilly Theatre
15th March 2014 to 16th April 2017 | £20-£60
Stylish theatre just south of the main West End.
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DE
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing Cross and Embankment. If the exterior is a little too restrained however, the same cannot be said for the auditorium, which is a sumptuous tribute to theatrical excess.
Events at Playhouse Theatre
14th June to 3rd September 2016 | £10-£85
A popular Soho-based theatre that has premiered several major musicals.
Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HS
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita. Just a few years later, the space was converted into a dance and cabaret hall, and was renamed the London Casino. After a few more name changes, the building was turned back into a theatre, re-christened with its original name, and opened in 1978 with the world premiere of Evita.
Events at Prince Edward Theatre
27th May to 1st October 2016 | £69.75, £49.75, £44.75, Premium Tickets: £89.75
Art Deco theatre with a long history of presenting musicals.
Coventry Street, Soho, London, W1D 6AS
Various theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The original theatre on this site, called The Prince, had the distinction of showing the first ever musical comedy. The current building has stood since 1937, its seven-storey tower standing out even in the heart of London.
Events at Prince of Wales Theatre
25th February 2013 to 25th June 2016 | £37.50-£150
A theatre famous for short runs of high quality drama.
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6BA
The paradox of the Queen's Theatre, so ugly outside, so gorgeous within, is explained by a German bomb, which destroyed the faade and foyer in 1940. For almost twenty years, the theatre stood empty, before a reconstruction in 1959 created the current curve of concrete and brick. A photo in the foyer shows the theatre as it once looked, but if you want to see it in reality, the Gielgud Theatre is almost identical to the original design.
An elegant theatre located next door to the Savoy Hotel.
Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0ET
This elegant Art Deco theatre opened in 1881, financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte, who had banked a fortune from Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas. The Savoy Theatre was originally meant to be a showcase for opera, but it was not a success. In the 1950s onwards, the Savoy did much better with Agatha Christie's The Spiders Web and Alibi For A Judge.
Events at Savoy Theatre
9th April to 8th October 2016 | From £25 | Tickets on sale from 16th November 2015
19th November 2016 to 11th March 2017 | Preview prices - Band A tickets £59.50 & £10 off band B, C & D and £5 off band E | Full price for main run - from £72.50
A large Edwardian theatre that has been home to some of the biggest hits in the West End.
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8DP
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular drama and musicals. The most notorious of these was Hair, infamous both for onstage nudity and an unfortunate ceiling collapse that terminated its near 2000 performance run. With other successful productions including Rent and Carousel, the Shaftesbury has a history of pleasing both audiences and critics alike.
Events at Shaftesbury Theatre
11th February 2016 to 18th February 2017 | Mon-Thu £29.50-£69.50, Premium Seats £89, Fri & Sat £35-£75, Premium Seats £99
This theatre is home to Agatha Christie's 'Mousetrap'.
West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 0DP
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassadors, St Martin's was completed in 1916. This theatre has had its successes in the past, but its performance history is dominated by a single show. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap transferred here in 1974 to continue its successful run. It has done that and more, continuing for threedecades and becoming in the process the world's longest-running play.
The oldest theatre in London, and the most beautiful.
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this site was built in 1662 on the orders of Charles II. It has been rebuilt a number of times since then, but the current auditorium incorporates many elements from as long ago as 1820. As a result, this vision in cream and gold possesses an elegance unmatched in the West End. Its broad staircases, its chandeliered salon, its statuary and panels speak of an older, more glamorous theatrical age.
Events at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
22nd May 2013 to 7th January 2017 | £16.50-£92.50
Sunday 12th June 2016 - 7.30pm | £62-£73
Bill Turnbull and Myleene Klass present a special Classic FM concert to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II featuring works by Elgar, Walton, Delius, Holst, Handel and Vaughan Williams alongside contemporary composers including ...
Sunday 19th June 2016 - 7.30pm | £25-£120, photo opportunity £250
Piers Morgan hosts an on-stage interview, followed by a question and answer session.
Sunday 23rd October 2016 - 7.30pm | £28-£46
The best-selling British female artist in recording history with over 68 million records worldwide performs tracks from the album From Now On plus a selection of hits including Downtown.
Sunday 20th November 2016 - 7pm | £28.50-£55
The singer-songwriter, who rose to popularity in the 70s, performs his original pop songs from across his career.
Pair of studio theatres housed within the former Whitehall Theatre.
14 Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2DY
The Trafalgar Studios are two venues housed within what was London's Whitehall Theatre. The building itself is Grade II listed, and is an excellent example of simple, unadorned Art Deco style. The interior, however, is spectacular, with complex, cubist designs and sweeping curves of moulding and ironwork. Set among the great palaces that house the administrative machinery of British government, the Trafalgar Studios seat 380 and 80 people respectively and act as one of the London bases for the RSC who have been leading a somewhat nomadic existence since they vacated the Barbican Theatre.
Events at Trafalgar Studios
17th May to 11th June 2016 | £15-£30, Premium Seats £45
After a critically acclaimed run in Edinburgh in 2014, Liam Borrett's debut play now gets its London premiere with a staging at the Trafalgar Studios. This is Living will once again see This Is England ...more
27th May to 13th August 2016 | £25-£59.50, Premium Seats £74.50-£80
14th June to 9th July 2016 | £15-£30
Arthur Miller's long lost first play, No Villain, transfers from the Old Red Lion to the Trafalgar Studios this June. Discovered by Sean Turner after he noticed a mention of the piece in Miller's memoirs, ...more
26th July to 27th August 2016 | £19-£30, Premium Seats £45
After a successful run at Theatre503 last autumn, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam transfers to the Trafalgar Studios this July. Anne Martine, who also starred in acclaimed production The Nether, will reprise her role alongside Alice McCarthy, ...more
1920s theatre that has traditionally specialised in light comedy and cabaret.
404 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0NH
Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. Since its opening, the Vaudeville has presented a wide range of shows, from comedy to melodrama.
Events at Vaudeville Theatre
5th February to 11th June 2016 | £15-£67.50
8th June to 10th September 2016 | From £25
Giant, grandiose theatre on the South-West edge of the West End.
Victoria Street, Victoria, London, SW1E 5EA
Tube: Victoria Station
Originally known as Moy's Music Hall, a theatre has always existed on this site since 1832. The Victoria Palace Theatre as we know it today was built in 1910 and many of its original features remain (or have been restored). One of the theatre's biggest hits was 'Me and My Girl' (1937) starring Lupini Lane. In recent years, the Victoria Palace has been home to Grease and Billy Elliot.
A gorgeous Edwardian Theatre in Charing Cross.
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0DA
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road in 1899. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend which ran for 2078 performances before transferring to Broadway. More recent times have seen the world premiere of The Ride Down Mount Morgan, the British premiere of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women and the West End run of The History Boys.
Events at Wyndham's Theatre
15th March to 4th June 2016 | From £15
15th March to 18th June 2016 - Various Times | £15-£59.50, Premium Seats £90
22nd June to 3rd September 2016 - Various Times | check website for prices
8th September to 17th December 2016 | £10-£65, Premium Seats £99.50
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Apollo Victoria Theatre
Duke of York's Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre
Haymarket Theatre Royal
Her Majesty's Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
New London Theatre
Noel Coward Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre
St Martin's Theatre
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Victoria Palace Theatre
Theatre and Musicals in London
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