The Donmar Warehouse used to be part of a brewery – but now, instead of beer, it creates some of the best intimate theatre in the world.
Led by Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham, the Donmar is a strikingly intimate 251-seat, subsidised theatre in Covent Garden, right at the heart of London’s West End. Its small space offers actors and audiences a theatrical experience unlike any other.
It is internationally renowned as one of the world’s principal producing theatres, having won over 100 major awards during its 24-year history, and its innovative productions can often be found selling out venues in the West End and on Broadway.
The Donmar Warehouse has had a series of high profile Artistic Directors, including the likes of Sam Mendes (famous for his work on recent Bond films) and Michael Grandage, both of whom have gone on to huge success. Opened in 1977, the small space plays host to new writing, Shakespeare and modern classics.
The Donmar Warehouse’s exceptional education work also aims empower young people and cultivate a new generation of artists, audiences and active citizens, whilst its creative development programme invites the best established and emerging artists to push themselves and the boundaries of theatre-making.
2 licensed bars. No steps to both the Stalls and the Circle bars. Both have fixed seating and limited space. Drinks may be taken into the auditorium in plastic cups.
Accepts Theatre Tokens:
Infra-red system. Headsets can be collected from the Box Office. Returnable deposit of item of ID (e.g. driving licence or bus pass) required. Portable induction loop at the Box Office.
Adapted toilet available off Circle bar.
Guide Dogs Policy:
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Donmar, and staff are happy to dog sit for you. If you would rather keep your dog with you during the show, please let the Donmar Warehouse know when booking.
Slight slope up from the lift to the back of the Stalls. 2 spaces for a wheelchair user in the Stalls. Please let the box office know requirements when booking.
Access from Street to Foyer:
A portable ramp can be placed over the 15cm step into entrance on Earlham Street. Box office counter is straight ahead from the Earlham Street entrance.
Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:
Lift up to all floors of the auditorium, to the right of the box office counter. Stalls up 26 steps from foyer and have 1 step between rows. Circle up 48 steps from foyer with one step between rows.
Stalls are level.