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Aldwych TheatreWith the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello (formerly the Strand) theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for being the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (from 1960 to 1982), and for Ben Travers' famed Aldwych Farces, which played here from 1925 to 1933. Previous notable productions include Noel Coward's Private Lives starring Joan Collins and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf starring Diana Rigg and David Suchet.

 

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Tina - The Tina Turner MusicalTina - The Tina Turner MusicalTina - The Tina Turner MusicalPhyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. Featuring the iconic songs that propelled Turner to fame, Tina, the stage spectacular charts her rise from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the top of the glo2019-04-23T19:30:00+01002019-12-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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PRICING  £10-£79.50, Premium Seats £95, Mar 21-Apr 16 previews £10-£69.50, Premium Seats previews £89.50
DATES  21st March 2018 to 21st December 2019
Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. Featuring the iconic songs that propelled Turner to fame, Tina, the stage spectacular charts her rise from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the top of the glo... More about this event
 
ShalamarShalamarOriginal members Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel are joined by Carolyn Griffey to perform classic dance floor anthems to mark the 35th anniversary of the album, Friends.2019-05-19T19:00:00+01002019-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £157  25% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  29% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Aldwych Theatre

Nearest to Aldwych Theatre
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Near Aldwych Theatre
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Aldwych Theatre

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Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 14th September 2019
Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Aldwych Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 20th October 2019
Aldwych Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Aldwych Theatre
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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Homage at The Waldorf Hilton
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
22 The Aldwych, The Waldorf Hilton, , Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Homage is located in one of the stately ballrooms of the Waldorf Hilton right next to Covent Garden. As you might expect, it is a ... More
 
 
 
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Lundenwic
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
45 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Oli Hiam and Dom Hamdy, the pair behind gourmet scotch eggs pop-up Scotchtails extend beyond the meat-wrapped egg snack to fresh salads, sandwiches and toasties with ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Aldwych Theatre

Near Aldwych Theatre
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton. It's all very A-list ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Aldwych Theatre.
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
 

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 27th April 2019 

Peacock Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

English National Ballet is brilliant at introducing ballet to the young with its My First Ballet ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking ...More

 
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 12th edition of ...More

 
Royal Opera: Faust
Royal Opera: Faust
Concerts | Until 6th May 2019 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

David McVicar's "smashing" (Telegraph) production of Gounod's popular opera, first seen at the Royal Opera House in 2004, follows ageing ...More

 
Royal Opera: Billy Budd
Royal Opera: Billy Budd
Concerts | Until 10th May 2019 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

In a co-production with Teatro Real Madrid and Opera di Roma, Royal Opera presents Deborah Warner's staging of Britten's all-male ...More

 
Isango Ensemble: SS Mendi: Dancing The Death Drill
Isango Ensemble: SS Mendi: Dancing The Death Drill
Concerts | Until 4th May 2019 

Linbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Mark Dornford-May directs this re-telling of the tragic fate of the SS Mendi in 1917, which killed 616 South Africans ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Dance | Until 11th June 2019 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Kenneth MacMillan's ballet version of Romeo and Juliet, adapted from Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, set to Prokofiev's music has become one ...More

 

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The Lord Chamberlain's Men present Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical play, in which merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife find themselves comically entwined. Staging The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's Globe presents one pair ...More

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