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Adelphi Theatre

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Sound Amplification:

Williams Sound Infrared (check with theatre for coverage)


Mens and Womens throughout. There is an adapted toilet by the entrance to the Stalls.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager’s office.


2 x Wheelchair spaces available per performance. Please contact the door staff on arrival. No steps to Stalls from foyer. Two spaces for wheelchair users at the back – view slightly restricted. Transfer seating available to any stalls aisle seat. A maximum of four wheelchairs can be stored in the cloakroom. Please check when booking.

Access from Street to Foyer:


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

41 stairs to Dress Circle, 79 to Upper Circle

Level Access:

To Stalls


Contact the venue:

0203 925 2998

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.


4 licensed bars. Jessie Matthews bar down 20 steps from foyer. Vivienne Ellis bar has level access from stalls. Dress Circle bar up 30 steps. Upper Circle bar 63 steps. Limited seating. Drinks can be taken to disabled customers in the auditorium.

Air Conditioned:


Accepts Theatre Tokens:



The stylish, art deco, Adelphi Theatre is currently home to the Olivier Award winning Kinky Boots.

The Theatre was returned to its former art deco glory in 1993, when Andrew Lloyd Webber became co-owner alongside Nederlander Theatres and premiered his production of Sunset Boulevard. Andrew Lloyd Webber has staged a number of his hit shows at the Adelphi  including Love Never Dies, Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The London production of Chicago premiered at the Adelphi, becoming the venue’s longest ever production during its eight year run.

The first theatre on the site was opened in 1806 as the Sans Pareil and run by John Scott and his daughter Jane. Jane Scott wrote more then fifty stage pieces during her time as theatre manager. There have been two more theatres on this site before the current Theatre opened in 1930, redesigned in the Art Deco style by Ernest Schaufelberg. The current theatre has a spacious foyer and a seating capacity of 1500.

The Adelphi Theatre has had its share of murder and intrigue. The actor William Terriss was stabbed to death in 1897 during the run of ‘Secret Service’ and his ghost is said to haunt the theatre to this day.