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 18th February 2017 | £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
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 ...
20th September to 23rd November 2016 - Various Times | £19.50, Sep 20 & 23 previews £17.50
9th, 11th, 14th & 15th, 21st and 25th Nov 2016 - Various Times | £19.50, Nov 9, 11 previews £17.50, phone for availability
National Youth Theatre REP Company performs Dennis Kelly's thought-provoking thriller about a group of teenagers who find harmony in their fractured lives when they unite to cover up a crime. Directed by Sean Hollands.
2nd December 2016 to 7th January 2017 | £12.50-£26.50
Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books.more
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
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
Sunday 13th November 2016 - 12noon | £45 & £55, VIP tickets £75
American television personality and psychic medium.
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 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 | £19.50-£125
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
Monday 24th October 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £26.25
An evening of reminiscence, anecdotes and impressions.
Monday 12th December 2016 - 8pm-9.50pm | £16.25
Intelligent and thought-provoking humour about history, democracy and capitalism from the two-time Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, which takes the form of a live game show.
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
7th July to 1st October 2016
5th October 2016 to 14th January 2017 | £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 21st January 2017 - 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
20th August to 12th November 2016 | From £15
19th November 2016 to 25th February 2017 | £20-£75
10th December 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times | £22, Premium Seats £32
Olivier Award nominated CBBC presenters Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner condense seven classic pantomimes in 80 madcap minutes, searching for Cinderella's lost slipper as they try to wake Sleeping Beauty before the giant climbs down ...
1st March to 3rd June 2017 - Various Times | £15-£65, Premium Seats £85, Mar 1-15 previews £15-£55, Premium Seats previews £75
26th July to 3rd September 2017 - Various Times | £19.50-£65
Stage adaptation of David Walliams' popular children's book.
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
1st January 2016 to 22nd April 2017 - Various Times | £18-£65, Mon-Thu under 18s £18-£49.50, Premium Seats £92.50
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
15th November 2016 to 11th February 2017 - Various Times | £15-£59.50, Nov 15-24 previews £10-£49.50, Free tickets available from 6pm every night in private boxes to audience members dressed as fish or fishermen
22nd February to 27th May 2017 - Various Times | concs £10
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
22nd September to 3rd December 2016 | £15-£65, Premium Seats £95
9th December 2016 to 18th March 2017 | £15-£67.50, Premium Seats £87.50, Dec 9 & 10 previews £15-£57.50
9th December 2016 to 18th March 2017 | £15-£67.50, Premium Seats £87.50, Dec 12-15 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.
Events at Her Majesty's Theatre
Wednesday 9th - Saturday 4th March 2017 | £21-£67.50
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
Sunday 2nd October 2016 - 8pm | £67.50-£129.50
A special one-off concert by the award-winning Lebanese singer and television personality to raise money and awareness for the St Mark Universal Copts Care's International Appeal for the Middle East Crisis.
Friday 7th October 2016 - 7.30pm | £34.50 inc signed hardback copy of Peggy & Me
The award-winning actress, writer and stand-up discusses her book Peggy & Me.
Saturday 8th October 2016 - 7pm | £25-£62.50
Inspired by his infamous post-show dressing room parties during his Broadway run in Cabaret, Cumming's raucous musical showcase includes anecdotes and confessions alongside personal reinterpretations of the songs he loves by Kurt Weill, Noel Coward, ...
Monday 10th October 2016 - 8pm | visit www.bonjovi.com for the chance to win tickets
The Grammy-award winning rock legends unleash their 13th studio album by performing it in its entirety.
Wednesday 12th October 2016 - 7pm | £73-£109.50
A ceremony to honour the best of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) talent across the UK in the fields of celebrity, sport, film, music, journalism, politics and business.
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
Tuesday 24th - Sunday 4th June 2017 | £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
1st October 2009 to 23rd April 2017 - Various Times | From £27.50
6th July 2016 to 8th January 2017 | £14.50-£18.50, Premium Seats £22.50 & £24.50 inc postergramme, family £65
Monday 3rd October 2016 - 8pm | £26.25
The presenter and stand-up talks about his darkly comic debut novel, Holding.
10th October, 14th November and 12th December 2016 - 7.30pm | £20-£50
Monday 5th December 2016 - 8pm-10.20pm | £17.75
Deadpan stand-up from the comically downbeat Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated joker, who ponders the myriad possibilities of starting life over from scratch.
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
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
29th October 2016 to 11th February 2017 - Various Times | Mon-Thu £12.50-£72.50, Fri & Sat £12.50-£77.50, Premium Seats £97.50-£125
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
Sunday 9th October 2016 - 6.30pm | £20-£100
Artists from BalletBoyz, Company Wayne McGregor, English National Ballet, Impact Youth, Jaivant Patel Dance, New Adventures and Namron perform alongside Gary Avis, Zenaida Yanowsky, Tommy Franzen, Xena Gusthart and Mara Galeazzi at a one-off fundraising ...
Sunday 16th October 2016 - 7pm | £78-£114
The annual celebration of hairdressing excellence and artistry.
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
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
10th December 2016 to 18th February 2017 | £12-£65
6th May to 24th June 2017 - Various Times | £12-£60
Joe Murphy directs Jack Thorne's new adaptation of the powerful drama by Georg Buchner about a lowly soldier, whose mental state unravels after he agrees to take part in medical experiments. John Boyega from Star ...
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
7th June 2016 to 10th December 2017 - Various Times | £15-£65, Jun 7-Aug 2 previews £10-£50, phone for availability
7th June 2016 to 10th December 2017 - Various Times | £15-£65, Jun 7-Aug 2 previews £10-£50, phone for availability
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 26th March 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 29th October 2016 - Various Times | £10-£70, Premium Seats £75-£100
Sunday 9th October 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £30
The 11 finalists compete to win £1,000 and a recording session in front of a professional panel, including Samantha Bond, Neil Rutherford, Belinda Lang and one special judge to be announced.
Sunday 23rd October 2016 - 7.30pm | £35-£50, Premium Seats £75
To coincide with the release of the 10-disc CD box set Trials Of Eyeliner, Almond performs a special one-off concert of the songs of Jacques Brel and the entire album Mother Fist And Her Five ...
4th November 2016 to 4th February 2017 - Various Times | £15-£69.50, Premium Seats £70-£100
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 2016 to 11th February 2017 | £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 15th October 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.
Events at Queen's Theatre
Friday 1st - Saturday 4th March 2017 | £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
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
Sunday 20th November 2016 - 6.30pm | £60-£125
The singer-songwriter performs an acoustic and stripped-back set of tracks from his back catalogue and most recent albums.
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 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 and I Know A Place.
Sunday 30th October 2016 - 7.30pm | £36.50-£84
The Hollywood legend discusses his career in an up close and personal interview.
Sunday 13th November 2016 - 7.30pm | £21.30-£67.50
A cast of West End dancers and singers join The Novello Orchestra for a rousing celebration of the iconic MGM movie moments made famous by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and ...
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
Friday 30th September 2016 at 7.45pm & Saturday 1st October 2016 at 3pm and 7.45pm | £15-£35
Lauren Samuels, Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly star in the European premiere staging of the 1960s-set musical with a book by Jack Heifner and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum about three sorority pals, who ...
6th to 31st October 2016 - Various Times | £19.50-£35
A couple meet for the first time on a bench in a park near the sea then two decades later, the same couple come to terms with the paradoxical isolation of their relationship in a ...
9th November to 3rd December 2016 - Various Times | £15-£30, Premium Seats £45
Award-winning playwright Neil McPherson commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme using the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley as well as the music and songs of George Butterworth, Domhnall ...
14th November 2016 to 18th February 2017 - Various Times | £35-£65, Premium Seats £80 & £85
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
12th September to 15th October 2016 | £20-£35, Premium Seats £49.50, Sep 12-14 previews £20
Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited five week run. In his follow-up to Fame: Not The ...more
18th to 22nd Oct 2016 - Various Times | Tue-Thu £19.50-£35, Premium Seats £65, Fri & Sat £25-£45, Premium Seats £65
The award-winning actor and best-selling novelist reprises her self-penned one-woman show, which takes a whistle-stop tour through her life so far as French ponders if she has misguidedly spent years vigorously attempting to be a ...
27th October 2016 to 4th February 2017 - Various Times | £19.50-£55, Premium Seats £75, Oct 27-31, Nov 1-10 previews £19.50-£47.50, Premium Seats previews £75
1st March to 17th June 2017 - Various Times | Mon-Thu £20-£59.50, Fri & Sat £22-£62.50
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
1st October to 31st December 2017 | tickets on sale Nov 2016
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
8th September to 17th December 2016 | £10-£65, Premium Seats £99.50
21st December 2016 to 11th March 2017 - Various Times | £12.50-£59.50, Premium Seats £89.50, Dec 21-24 previews £12.50-£49.50, Premium Seats previews £79.50
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