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Drury Lane, Theatre Royal

Closed until: 29 October 2020

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Infra-red system with 10 headsets. Best reception in centre Stalls and centre Circle. Headsets available from duty manager in main foyer. Induction loop at Box Office.

Toilets:

Adapted toilet to the left inside Russell Street entrance, beside the Stalls.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium or alternatively theatre staff can look after them in the Manager's office.

Wheelchairs:

Entrance to theatre through signposted door on Russell Street which leads into the left of the Stalls. The door has a bell on the outside. 4 spaces for wheelchairs users, L1 and 35 and K1 and 35, companions can sit in the same row. Transfer seating to aisle seats, wheelchairs can be stored in the Stalls store room (maximum of 2 scooter transferees).

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7087 7760

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:

6 licensed bars. Stalls bar 17 steps down from the Stalls - some seating, fairly large. Further bars at Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a large West End theatre that has played host to a number of noteworthy musicals.

The Grade I listed building was originally constructed in 1812; however, this is not the full extent of the theatre’s history. Prior to this, the first theatre on that site was constructed in 1660 and, since then, there have been three other theatre buildings, including the one which stands at the location today.

The theatre was renowned for its spectacular Victorian melodramas and pantomimes but, since the 1920s, its history has mirrored the development of the modern musical. It has hosted a variety of productions, from the original London productions of American musicals Rose Marie, The Desert Song, and Show Boat, through Ivor Novello’s romantic operettas and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ground-breaking post-war shows, to musicals The Producers and The Lord Of The Rings.

My Fair Lady held the record as the theatre’s longest running-show for many years but Cameron Mackintosh’s record-breaking production of Miss Saigon, at ten years, is the current record holder. Following the subsequent Shrek The Musical, it hosted the family spectacular Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes.

In 2013, Andrew Lloyd Webber undertook a £4 million redevelopment of the 1812 building that restored the Rotunda, Grand Staircase and Grand Saloon to their original Regency style. During productions, there are regular daily tours of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

In early January 2019, Theatre Royal Drury Lane closed for 20 months to undergo a £45 million renovation project, which will reduce audience capacity but create wider seats with more legroom and better sightlines.

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.

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.