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
7th May to 6th September 2014 | £10-£59
1st May to 6th September 2014 | £10-£59
23rd October 2014 to 3rd January 2015 - Various Times | £15-£59.50
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
3rd June to 30th July 2014 | £25-£35
A one-man play exposing the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister by Scottish journalist Kevin Toolis, winner of the 2014 BAFTA for his MI5 spy thriller 'Complicit', and starring Ian Grieve, The Confessions of Gordon ...more
1st August 2010 to 21st December 2014 - Various Times | £26-£52.50, Premium Seats £67.50
17th September to 12th November 2014 - 7.30pm | Sep 17 £5 Dress Rehearsal, Sep 23, 30, Oct 1 preview £17.50, Oct 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21, 28, Nov 4 & 5, 12 £25
A radical re-telling of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
19th September to 26th November 2014 - 2.30pm | Sep 19, 24, 26, 30, Oct 1 preview £17.50, Oct 8-28, Nov 4-26 £19.50
23rd September to 21st November 2014 - Various Times | Sep 23 £5 Dress Rehearsal, Sep 24, Oct 3 preview £17.50, Oct 7, 10, 17, 24, 27, 31, Nov 7, 11, 14, 21 £19.50
Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's compelling novel.
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
26th March to 27th September 2014 | £9.50-£55 (Previews 26-31 Mar), £19.50-£65
29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015 | £41.50-£51.50, Premium Seats £72
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
1st August 2010 to 21st March 2015 - Various Times | £15-£95
An Art Deco theatre which has been home to blockbuster musicals and some spectacular bombs.
Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London, W1D 7DY
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
18th October 2011 to 24th May 2015 - Various Times | £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
14th September 2006 to 28th March 2015 - Various Times | £15-£49.50
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
16th September to 1st November 2014 | £25-£65
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita comes to London's Dominion Theatre for 55 shows from September 2014. With a number of previous adaptations, including the Oscar-winning 1996 movie with Madonna and Antonio Banderas, the ...more
Sunday 28th September 2014 - 7.30pm | £30-£65, VIP Package £85-£175
Michael Ball hosts and performs in the 2014 version of the uplifting concert which features songs from musical theatre and pop standards, choreography and drilling, from the country's leading military bands and a range of ...
8th November 2014 to 3rd January 2015 | £37.50-£67.50
Aled Jones, who made his name as the voice of The Snowman, makes his West End debut in White Christmas, the musical written by Irving Berlin, based on the film which featured Bing Crosby, Danny ...more
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
10th May to 30th August 2014 | May 10-26 previews £15-£42.50, May 27-Aug 30 £25-£52.50
5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015 | Sep 5-Oct 19 £20-£39.50, Oct 20-Feb 1 £20-£49.50
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
30th October 2013 to 20th September 2014 | Mon to Thu £20, £29.50, £39.50, £49.50, £57.50, Fri & Sat £20, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50, £59.50
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 10th June 2015 - 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
9th July to 21st September 2014 - Various Times | £15-£65
3rd to 31st August 2014 - Various Times | £15-£20
A new stage adaptation of the popular children's books.
4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015 | Previews - 4 Oct-23 Oct: Mon to Thu £17.50, £27.50, £42, £52, Fri & Sat £17.50, £32.50, £47.50, £57.50 | From 24 Oct: Mon to Thu £27.50, £37.50, £52, £62, Fri & Sat £27.50, £42.50, £57.50, £67.50
Sunday 7th December 2014 - 7pm | £16-£36.50, Premium £46.50
The West End performer and actor presents some of his favourite songs, and welcomes special guest Stephen Rahman-Hughes.
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 to 25th October 2014 | £12-£57.50, Premium Seats £85
Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 5pm | £4, concs £3
The author and adapter of the book and stage hit, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, in conversation.
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
27th June to 20th September 2014 | £20-£55
4th October to 1st November 2014 | £15-£65, Oct 4-27 £15-£49.50
Using music and lyrics by The Kinks' lead singer and songwriter Ray Davies, and a script by award-winning playwright Joe Penhall, Sunny Afternoon tells the extraordinary story of the musician, the ...more
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
28th June to 28th August 2014 | £17-£55
10th September 2014 to 10th January 2015 - Various Times | £15-£59.50
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
1st September to 25th October 2014 - Various Times | £17.30-£97.80
The Irish-American dancer and choreographer returns with this dynamic re-vamped, dance-theatre spectacular, featuring guest performer, singer Nadine Coyle.
Sunday 19th October 2014 - 6.30pm | £32.50 & £37.50
Jukebox musical featuring hits from the 1950s and 1960s, including songs by Elvis, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis, Cliff And The Shadows, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and many more.
Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 7.30pm | £32.50 & £42.50
The Sheffield-born singer-songwriter and veteran guitarist, best known as a musician as part of Ace, Roxy Music and Squeeze, performs pop-rock.
Tuesday 4th November 2014 - 7pm | £27.50 & £50
The singer-songwriter and frontman of Wilco performs a show featuring tracks from his recent solo album as well as acoustic versions from Wilco and Uncle Tupelo back catalogues.
Sunday 16th November 2014 - 7.30pm | £35
A music showcase featuring well known rock'n'roll bands of the 60s including Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers and many more.
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 January 2015 - 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
2nd July to 7th September 2014 - Various Times | £15.95-£18.70
2nd July to 7th September 2014 - Various Times | £14.50-£17, admits four, applies to £17 tickets only family £62, Premium £21.50
17th July 2013 to 19th April 2015 - Various Times | £27.50-£65, Premium Seats £85
Monday 8th September 2014 - 7.30pm | phonr for prices
A concert musical conceived by David De Silva, with music by Steve Margoshes and lyrics by Ben H Winters, set during the 20th reunion of the class of 1984, from the La Guardia High School ...
Monday 22nd September 2014 - 7.30pm | £19.50
The broadcasters and commentators discuss anecdotes from on and off the pitch.
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
30th June to 6th September 2014 | £12
30th June to 6th September 2014 - Various Times | £13-£20
28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015 | £15-£59
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
2nd July to 25th October 2014 | £15-£57.50, Jul 2-22 previews £10-£52.50
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 25th April 2015 | Mon-Fri £15-£64, Sat £15-£67.50
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
21st June to 13th September 2014 - Various Times | £10-£55
Friday 8th August 2014 - 10.30am-1pm | Free, places limited, book tickets from Jun 17, 10am at www.kidsweek.co.uk
An interactive storytelling and puppetry workshop.
Thursday 14th August 2014 - 10.30am-1pm | Free, places limited, book tickets from Jun 17, 10am at www.kidsweek.co.uk
An interactive storytelling and puppetry workshop for children with autism and Asperger's.
20th September to 20th December 2014 | Sep 20-30 previews £10-£50, Oct 1-Dec 20 £10-£55
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
21st September 2013 to 14th September 2014 | Sep 21-30, Oct 1-7 previews £5-£33.75, Oct 8-31, Nov 1-30, Dec 1-31, Jan 1-26 £10-£67.50
Monday 6th October 2014 - 7.30pm | £8.50-£21, Premium £31
Wit and merriment with the likes of Sara Pascoe, Stewart Lee and Josh Widdicombe. Proceeds to Centrepoint.
Monday 20th October 2014 - 7.30pm | £30.50
The actor and broadcaster discusses his career.
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 to 26th October 2014 | £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
28th April to 23rd August 2014 | £10-£52.50 | 101 seats at £19.84 available at every perf
24th September to 29th November 2014 | £25-£59.50
20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015 | £24.50-£59.50
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
3rd May to 25th October 2014 | £27.50-£67.50
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 23rd August 2014 - Various Times | £37.50-£72.50, Premium Seats £125
24th Jul, 31st Jul, 7th Aug, 14th Aug, 21st Aug and 28th Aug 2014 - 11pm-1am | £22.50-£27.50
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.
Events at Queen's Theatre
1st January 2010 to 25th April 2015 - Various Times | £20-£65, Premium Tickets £95
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
10th March to 29th November 2014 | £24.50-£67.50
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
2nd May to 13th September 2014 | £20-£65
9th October 2014 to 3rd January 2015 - Various Times | £20-£67.50
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.
Events at St. Martin's Theatre
1st August 2010 to 27th June 2015 - Various Times | £16.60-£63.10
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 30th May 2015 | £16.50-£92.50
Sunday 19th October 2014 | phone for prices
The lead singer of Spandau Ballet performs all their classic hits with the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra.
Sunday 23rd November 2014 - 7.30pm | £23.50-£28.50
The ensemble created by David Downes and Sharon Browne, perform from a repertoire of traditional Irish music, pop favourites and original compositions.
Sunday 30th November 2014 - 7pm | £35-£80
The co-founder of The Gypsy Kings, Chico Bouchikhi, leads his band in a concert full of infectious flamenco, rumba and Latin pop sounds, in support of their forthcoming album release.
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
22nd to 25th Jul 2014 - Various Times | £15-£30
Paul Robinson directs Billy Roche's decade defining play which provides a searing look at the pain and disillusionment of teenager Jimmy, following the break-up of his family.
1st July to 27th September 2014 | £15-£52.50
29th July to 30th August 2014 - Various Times | £15-£30
A blend of fiction and history in this musical drama from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the novel by Sherley Anne Williams, set in the American South of the 1840s. Dessa Rose faces ...
2nd September to 4th October 2014 - Various Times | £15-£25
A group of Welsh miners have been trapped in a collapsed coalmine for a fortnight, and it's just before the General Election. Chris Urch's drama set in 1979, is directed by Paul Robinson.
4th October 2014 to 3rd January 2015 | £15-£52.50 | All tickets £15 on Mondays
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
3rd April to 2nd August 2014 | £20-£52.50, Apr 3-16 top price tickets available via Tricycle Theatre booking only £30
5th August to 6th September 2014 | £15-£39.50
Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Vaudeville stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April this year. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - ...more
8th to 31st August 2014 | £17.50 & £19, Premium £22.50 & £24
Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents Theatre Company. Set in a library, I Believe in Unicorns tells of the power ...more
11th September to 22nd November 2014 - Various Times | Sep 11-23 previews £19.50-£42.50, Premium £65, Sep 24-Nov 22 £19.50-£52.50, Premiums £75
26th November 2014 to 17th January 2015 - Various Times | £15-£42.50, tickets on sale Jul 15, 10am
Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry ...
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.
Events at Victoria Palace Theatre
22nd March 2005 to 19th December 2015 | £19.50-£68.50
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
6th June to 23rd August 2014 | £15-£62.50
2nd September to 29th November 2014 | £10-£57.50
23rd July 2014
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