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Novello TheatreBuilt 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 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 and gods and cupids sprawled across every available surface. Frankie Howerd appeared here in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1960), which ran for two years and became one of the few plays to have a spin-off TV series - the hugely successful Up, Pompeii!. Michael Crawford made his name at the Strand with a ten-year run of No Sex Please, We're British. British premieres have included works by Chekhov and Tom Stoppard, while Maureen Lipmann, Felicity Kendall, Joseph Fiennes and Imogen Stubbs have all appeared here in recent years. It was at this theatre (as The Strand) that Buddy became the most successful rock and roll musical of all time with 5,140 performances between 1996 and 2002.

 

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Mamma Mia!Mamma Mia!Mamma Mia!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 careless nights whilst her daughter Sophie dreams of tradition, romance and a big white wedding. Mamma Mia! is an infectious and funny musical featuring 22 of ABBA's best known songs, and af23rd August 2014Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Novello Theatre,   Aldwych      WC2B 4LD
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Mamma Mia!
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  6th September 2012 to 25th April 2015
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 careless nights whilst her daughter Sophie dreams of tradition, romance and a big white wedding. Mamma Mia! is an infectious and funny musical featuring 22 of ABBA's best known songs, and af... More about this event
 
 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Shadowlands Novello Theatre, Aldwych, WC2B 4LD 21st December 2007 - 23rd February 2008 It has taken the new interest provided by the film version of 'The Lion, The...

 
 
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A Large, modern luxury hotel right in the middle of the West End, a few minutes walk from Covent Garden. One Aldwych is exceptionally well equipped, ... More
 
 
 
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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Novello 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  21% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Novello 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
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 1 minute from Novello Theatre
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Novello 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 Novello 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
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Novello 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 | 6 minutes from Novello 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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The Hospital Club
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Novello 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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Novello Theatre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Novello Theatre
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 12 minutes from Novello Theatre
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Novello 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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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Novello 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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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Novello Theatre
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Novello 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 | 1 minute from Novello 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 Novello Theatre
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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Indigo Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Aldwych, One Aldwych Hotel, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Novello Theatre
On the mezzanine level above the buzzing Lobby Bar, Indigo Restaurant is one of two restaurants within the fabulous five star One Aldwych. A relaxed, informal ... More
 
 
 
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Axis at One Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
One Aldwych Hotel, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Novello Theatre
A striking restaurant within easy reach of Covent Garden, Axis on the lower ground floor of One Aldwych is ideal for modern British food in a ... More
 
 
 
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Sofra
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Novello Theatre
Turkish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Novello Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 10 minutes from Novello Theatre
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 11 minutes from Novello Theatre
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Novello 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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Novello Theatre
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Novello Theatre
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Novello Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Novello 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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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Novello Theatre
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Novello 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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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Novello Theatre
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 5 minutes from Novello Theatre
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Novello Theatre.
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Novello 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 | 3 minutes from Novello 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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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Novello Theatre
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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

Novello Theatre

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

 
Bakersfield Mist
Bakersfield Mist
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

Duchess Theatre WC2B 5LA WC2B 4LD - 0 minute walk from Novello Theatre

Kathleen Turner, who famously bared all when she last appeared in the West End - in a stage adaptation of ...More

 
Saturday Night Diva
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

CellarDoor 1 minute walk from Novello Theatre

Burlesque and cabaret tunes from the 1920s onwards with DJ Amanda Pet and Chrys Columbine....More

Saturday Afternoon High Tease & Burlesque
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

CellarDoor 1 minute walk from Novello Theatre

An eclectic showcase of cabaret, burlesque, bands and tunes. Acts include Miss Ivy Paige, Dr John, Some Like It Hot ...More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre 1 minute walk from Novello Theatre

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

 
Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Novello Theatre

Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2 minutes walk from Novello Theatre

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from Novello Theatre

Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning historic novels 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' transfer from the Royal Shakespeare ...More

 
Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies
Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from Novello Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company's new dramatisation of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novels 'Bring Up the Bodies' and 'Wolf ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 10th June 2015 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Novello Theatre

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
 
 
 
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