Duchess Theatre

Exterior photograph of the Duchess Theatre.

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Chairman: Max Weitzenhoffer


Duchess Theatre - seats 494


Box office: 0844 482 9672


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3-5 Catherine Street
London WC2B 5LA

Council: Westminster

Region: London


Covent Garden (Piccadilly)

Charing Cross




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

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

About ...

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.

Access information

Wheelchair access

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.

Visual assistance

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.

Hearing assistance

Infra-red system with 10 headsets. Induction loop at Box Office.

Current shows

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

Upcoming shows

We don't have any shows listed.


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