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Theatre Royal Drury LaneLondon'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. The performance history here is the history of popular theatre in Britain. From Nell Gwynne's debut, when Charles II fell in love with the 15-year-old actress, through the great Colley Cibber, to a three decade stint by David Garrick, London's greatest stars have appeared beneath the Theatre Royal's gorgeously decorated arch. Noel Coward's Cavalcade (1931), with a 250-strong chorus, brought audiences to their feet every night, before Ivor Novello took the theatre up to the Second World War with a series of shows which he scored, wrote and starred in. After the war, the Theatre Royal blazed a trail into the modern world of long-running musicals, with a series of hits including Oklahoma, South Pacific, 42nd Street and Miss Saigon, which ran for 4,236 performances.

 

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Frozen the MusicalFrozen the MusicalFrozen the MusicalDisney's hit film Frozen goes from screen to stage when the magical world of Arendelle is recreated at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, fresh from a 45 million pound renovation project. Already running on Broadway, Disney's stage show directed by Michael Grandage delivers ground-breaking sets and exquisite costume designs by Christop2020-10-22T00:00:00+01002021-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  22nd October 2020 to 5th January 2021
Disney's hit film Frozen goes from screen to stage when the magical world of Arendelle is recreated at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, fresh from a 45 million pound renovation project. Already running on Broadway, Disney's stage show directed by Michael Grandage delivers ground-breaking sets and exquisite costume designs by Christop... More about this event
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £190  31% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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
 
 
 
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  42% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 4 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The Royal Opera House building is closed to the public from Tuesday 17th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all performances are cancelled up ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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
 
 
 
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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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 2nd May 2021
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 19th September 2020
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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
 
 
 
The Doctor
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th April to 18th July 2020
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in Robert Icke's The Doctor when it ...More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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Good Godfrey's - Waldorf
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
22 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Nestled within the world famous Waldorf Hilton, Good Godfrey's offers charming 1920s nostalgia. Bold cocktail concoctions and sumptuous light meals are served in this gentlemen's club-style ... More
 
 
 
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FishWorks Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
2-4 Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Combining an in-house fish counter with a seafood restaurant and private dining room, FishWorks puts together an appealing package especially for pescatarians. The fresh ... More
 
 
 
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Augustus Harris
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
33 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Augustus Harris opens late October 2013. Keeping good company on Catherine Street, Augustus Harris is just down the road from Mishkins and Salt Yard Group's Opera ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 | 4 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 | 3 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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 | 6 minutes from Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 1 minute walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 1 minute walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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

 
Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

Vaudeville Theatre 4 minutes walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, join forces with master magicians Penn & Teller to conjure an ...More

 
Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the West End in summer 2020 to star in Sunday in the Park with George at ...More

 
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2020 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of ...More

 
Hairspray the Musical
Hairspray the Musical
Theatre | Until 29th August 2020 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 6 minutes walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray the Musical returns ...More

 
& Juliet
& Juliet
Theatre | Until 3rd October 2020 

Shaftesbury Theatre 7 minutes walk from Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. "A fun, feminist ...More

 
 
 
 
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