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Aldwych Theatre

Closed until: 31 January 2021

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Mobile Connect

Toilets:

Mens and Womens throughout. There is an accessible toilet located in the Foyer.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit, returning them to the owner during the interval and at the end of the performance.

Wheelchairs:

Entrance to the auditorium is through a double EXIT door on Drury Lane, over a slight edge and down a ramp inside the door (handrail on the left-hand side), into a corridor which leads to the right-hand side of the Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users plus one companion in Box D, through an outer door (76 cm wide) and inner door (69 cm wide). The doorway is too narrow for motorised wheelchairs. You will not be able to see some of the stage. Alternative space for a wheelchair user beside C1 in the Dress Circle, on a slight slope. Transfer seat at C1. Wheelchairs stored in the lobby. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Level access from access entrance on Drury Lane

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

22 stairs to back of Dress Circle, 26 to Stalls, 50+ to Grand Circle

Level Access:

To front of Dress Circle from access entrance on Drury Lane.

Contact

Contact the venue:

0345 200 7981 (Calls cost cost 2p/per min plus your telephone company’s network access charge.)

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.

Bar:

4 licensed bars. Dress Circle bar 24 steps up from the foyer. Further bars at the back of the Stalls and Upper Circle level.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The Aldwych Theatre was designed by the Australian-born theatre architect W.G.R Sprague and first opened its doors in 1905.

During its lifetime, the theatre has been the venue of many noteworthy performances including the first ever performance of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in England; A Streetcar Named Desire starring Vivien Leigh; Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers, Hapgood and Indian Ink, all featuring Felicity Kendall; Tom And Clem starring Sir Michael Gambon and Alec McCowen; and Amy’s View with Dame Judi Dench.

In 1982, the theatre was acquired by the Nederlander Organization, who still own and run the theatre, after 21 years of ownership by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Located near Covent Garden underground station, this Grade II listed building has an impressive capacity of 1,200 split over three levels.

In the 2000s, it became a popular musical theatre venue housing Fame, Dancing In The Streets and Dirty Dancing, which went on to become the longest-running show at the Aldwych, with a five-year run.

Notable productions in recent years have included Irving Berlin’s Top Hat, as well as Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, both based on Hilary Mantel’s award-winning books, and the Olivier Award-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical made its world premiere at Aldwych Theatre in 2018.

Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

For more than 40 years, TKTS was our on-the-day theatre ticket box office in Leicester Square. Currently closed due to the current situation, we are now selling our great last minute seats and prices online. Click here to learn more.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.