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new wimbledon theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre

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Sound Amplification:

Induction loops at Box Office - main house and studio. Sennheiser infra-red system with two types of headset: 12 stand alone an 6 that operate with hearing aid in T position.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide Dogs are welcome, either in the auditorium or can be dog-sat by staff.


8 wheelchair spaces with seat for companion. Dedicated disabled access bell on street (Russell Road) for Main House - flat access to platform wheelchair lift (suitable for standard sized wheelchairs) - staff operated to access Stalls. One wheelchair transfer seat available. Wheelchairs stored at back of auditorium if appropriate. Row L 2,5,29,32,35,Row M 2, 40, Row Y 2, Row Z 22, 27 (all with ability for companion to sit alongside). In Studio usually placed on the front row.


Contact the venue:

0844 871 7627

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.


Special counter bar access at back of Stalls to Stalls Bar

Air Conditioned:


Accepts Theatre Tokens:



The two architects, Cecil Massey and Roy Young, drew up the first drafts for the theatre. There have been unconfirmed rumors that a design was made in 1908, but this is still up for debate. The theatre would go from draft to completion by December 26, 1910 when the theatre first opened its doors to the public.

The theatre is very unique for the time period because it has a Turkish bath within the basement that was designed in the Victorian-style. This is the only theatre in all of Britain to contain a bath of this style.

Opening day was a festive event. People from all across the city and many neighboring cities would come to the theatre and watch Jack and Jill on stage.

The New Wimbledon Theatre has been Grade II listed and is a beautiful masterpiece that has stood in Merton, London for over a century. The theatre is ripe with history and has hosted some of the biggest plays, musicals and performances from around the world. With an immense seating capacity, this is one of the premiere venues in London.