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Following official government advice theatres are currently closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus. For more information on cancelled performances click here.
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Haymarket, Theatre Royal

Closed until: 28 June 2020

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser infra-red system with 20 headsets.

Toilets:

Adapted toilet at Stalls entrance on street level.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but up to 6 can be looked after in the manager’s office.

Wheelchairs:

No steps to the auditorium through EXIT doors to the left and righthand side of the main entrance - please tell the Box Office in advance and they will be opened for you. 1 space for a wheelchair user at X18. The venue is suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat for 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs. The theatre can store 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs per performance.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Steps

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

28 up to Royal Circle, 60+ to Upper Circle and Gallery

Level Access:

Stalls

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7930 8800

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:

1 licensed bar. Drinks in plastic cups can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar is 11 steps down from the foyer, Royal Circle bar is 28 steps up from the foyer, and there is another bar at Upper Circle level. No seating.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is the third-oldest playhouse still in use. The venue can be dated back to 1720. In 1747, it is established that Samuel Foots acquired a lease for the site, subsequently gaining a licence to perform drama in 1766. The current structure was extensively rebuilt in 1821 with the addition of a proscenium and removal of the pit, and opened with a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.

The venue has a capacity of 888 that is spread over the theatre’s four levels. In 1994, the theatre was closed for a £1.3 million refurbishment and reopened later that year with a production of Arcadia by the acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard. In more recent years, Theatre Royal Haymarket has seen many well-known actors perform on its stage including Bradley Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Ian McKellen, and Patrick Stewart.

The theatre has seen many theatrical innovations, but it is most famous for staging the first scheduled matinee performance, a custom that is now a staple part of the West End.

The current chairman of the Theatre Royal Haymarket is Arnold M Crook, and the theatre has played host to plenty of new writing and reimaginings of classic texts in recent years. Notable recent productions include The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? starring Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, and a production of Venus In Fur starring Natalie Dormer.

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.