New London Theatre

Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PF

Covent Garden, Seven Dials & Holborn Neighbourhood

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London Underground
Holborn/Covent Garden (300m)
London Buses
1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68

50% off parking at Q-Park Chinatown. 1 blue badge parking bay outside theatre.

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As suggested by the name, the New London Theatre is one of London’s newest major theatres, opening in 1973, although there has been a theatre of some sort on this site since Elizabethan times.

The Theatre was partly designed by Sean Kenny, who was a scenic designer on the musicals Blitz!, Oliver! and Pickwick.  The Theatre is probably most famous for the long run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Between 1977 and 80 the auditorium of The New London was used very successfully as a television studio, including early broadcasts of championship snooker and broadcasts of This is Your Life. The whole building was also occasionally put to use as a conference centre as had been intended in the building’s revolutionary design.

In 1991 the building was purchased by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and, in turn, the year 2000 saw it become part of Really Useful Theatres. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School Of Rock – The Musical is currently playing.


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1 licensed bars. No steps from the lift to Bar (counter height 1m). Alternatively the bar can be reached by either the escalator or 54 steps up from the entrance foyer. Moveable seating. All drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.


Adapted toilet en route from the lifts to the auditorium.

Guide Dogs Policy

Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium, however staff are happy to dog-sit (maximum of 2 guide dogs per performance) in the management office.


Stalls x 2

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared

Access from Street to Foyer


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

65 to Dress Circle, Escalator plus 30 to Stalls.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

Lift to Stalls.

Accepts Theatre Tokens


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