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The Duchess Theatre was designed by Ewen Barr and constructed by F. G. Minter Ltd for Arthur Gibbons. The theatre opened on 25 November 1929 and is one of the smallest West End theatres with a proscenium arch. It is a Grade II Listed Building. The Duchess Theatre is owned and operated by Nimax Theatres.
Steps to all parts of the auditorium. Wheelchair users who need to remain in their chairs must be accompanied by 2 escorts as they have to be carried down 21 steps to the Stalls, where there are spaces at N1 and N29. Alternatively, if you are able to transfer from your chair, theatre staff will be able to assist you to any aisle seat in the Dress Circle, which is up 12 steps. Your chair will be stored in a cloakroom by the Stalls. Staff are happy to help. F1 and F22 in the Stalls have the most leg room. Staff will also try to find suitable seating on the night.
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium if you are seated in an aisle seat or a box. Staff will also dog-sit in manager’s office for a maximum of 2 guide dogs per performance.
Infra-red system with 10 headsets. Induction loop at Box Office.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call. Hit comedy, winner of Oliver Award 2015.
Previews from: Friday 5 September 2014
Closes: ... no close date announced
The true story of what should have been Michael Spencer's last night on earth, performing live for a strictly limited season.
Previews from: Tuesday 18 May 2021
Closes: Sunday 13 June 2021