Aldwych Theatre

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Chairman: James M Nederlander


Aldwych Theatre - seats 1200


Box office: 0845 200 7981


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49 Aldwych
London WC2B 4DF

Council: Westminster

Region: London

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Covent Garden (Piccadilly)
Holborn (central, Piccadilly)
Charing Cross (Bakerloo, Northern)

Charing Cross




Day no:
4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172

Night no:
N11, N15, N21, N26, N47, N76, N89, N551

About Aldwych Theatre

The theatre was built as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre now known as the Novello Theatre, both being designed by W.G.R. Sprague. Funded by Seymour Hicks, in association with the American impresario Charles Frohman, and built by Walter Wallis of Balham. The ornate decorations were in the Georgian style. The theatre was constructed in the newly built Aldwych and opened in 1905.

The theatre was listed Grade II on 20 July 1971. Its seating capacity is 1,200 on three levels, a fairly large auditorium.

Access information


The Aldwych Theatre is committed to making the experience of all patrons as easy and enjoyable as possible.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access in Drury Lane available 30 minutes before performance.

Visual assistance

Guide dogs are welcome everywhere in the theatre, and may be taken into the auditorium or looked after by theatre staff if required.

Hearing assistance

Sennheiser Infrared Loop System is available from the cloakroom located in the theatre foyer.

Current shows

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical

Musical which tells the story of Carole King, the chart-topping music legend who was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

Previews from: Tuesday 10 February 2015
Closes: Saturday 5 August 2017

Upcoming shows

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