Tristan Bates Theatre

Tristan Bates Theatre

Photo by: Peter Brown 2017

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General Manager: Amanda Davey


Tristan Bates Theatre - seats 68
John Thaw Studio - seats 50


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1A Tower Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9NP

Council: Camden

Region: London

Location map for Tristan Bates Theatre


Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Tottenham Court Road (Central, Northern)

Charing Cross



Cambridge Circus

Day no:
14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176

Night no:
N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N279

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Fully wheelchair accessible.

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Wheelchair access

Fully wheelchair accessible.

Current shows

My One True Friend

1970 Rhodesia. Two families, two different lives. Preparations are in hand for the irascible Lady L's birthday party, but her children are there not for family loyalty or celebration, but to claim what they feel is rightly theirs.

Previews from: Wednesday 21 August 2019

Closes: Saturday 14 September 2019

Upcoming shows

Museum Pieces

Tells the story of four different people who are forever changed by a TV show in which the contestants appear naked.

Previews from: Tuesday 1 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 5 October 2019


A dark comedy about a relationship that is gorgeous and gruesome in equal measure, and a love not defined by sex or blood ... so to speak.

Previews from: Tuesday 1 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 5 October 2019


A sinister exploration of the manipulation that lies beneath relationships, in particular of those who are mentally vulnerable in society.

Previews from: Monday 7 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 26 October 2019


Amiri Baraka's award-winning one-act play, revolving around two characters: Lula, a white woman, and Clay, a black man. It lands right at the intersectionality of race, gender and class ...

Previews from: Tuesday 8 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 26 October 2019

Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia!

Roll up! Roll up! For an all-female rollercoaster ride of high-energy comedy, puppetry, music, boxing and Punch and Judy as the sleuthsome twosome take down the Victorian patriarchy in Scandal!

Previews from: Monday 28 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 2 November 2019


Now more than ever it's important for women to have a sense of strength and control over their image. Ugly explores why we so often do not feel that strength, what happens when you decide to stop caring, and if you can sustain that feeling.

Previews from: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 2 November 2019


A new play based on the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar and her relationship with Pablo Picasso.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019

Bed Seven

Patricia and Gerald would probably never have met, if it hadn't been for 'bed seven'. Opposite sides of a sharp class divide, united by a friendship born out of a life-threatening dilemma.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019

A Bench at the Edge

In the style of Theatre of the Absurd, two strangers meet on a bench at the edge of an abyss and contemplate their chosen paths. Is there life beyond the void? What is drawing them closer and closer to the edge? Will they take the 'heroic dive'?

Previews from: Tuesday 26 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 30 November 2019

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