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Novello Theatre

Closed until: 2 August 2020

Shows At This Venue

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Infrared system in the auditorium

Toilets:

Men's and women's toilets at Stalls, Dress Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony levels. Accessible toilet at Dress Circle level with street access from Catherine Street.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are allowed in to the auditorium or alternatively, cloakroom staff can look after them.

Wheelchairs:

Separate access for wheelchair users off Catherine Street. 4 steps down inside the door. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in Box A. Venue not suitable for scooters. However, theatre provides transfer seats for 2 wheelchair/lightweight scooters in total per performance. Transfer seats are available at A32, A33, A10 and A11 in the Dress Circle (view better on right hand side). Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.

Contact

Contact the venue:

0844 482 5115 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)

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:

There are four licensed bars. Sam's Bar is situated behind the foyer down 7 steps although there is street access from Catherine Street via a ramp. The Shubert Bar is up 29 steps from the foyer. Ivor's Bar at the back of the stalls is down 2 steps and through the auditorium then a further 3 steps. The Waldorf Bar services the Grand Circle (up 17 steps) and Balcony (8 steps down).

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

Located near Charing Cross, the Novello Theatre is a large West End venue, being able to seat up to 1,105 people, which is usually home to musicals.

The theatre was originally called the Waldorf Theatre and opened in 1905 and was re-named the Strand Theatre in 1913. The theatre took itss current name in 2005 after a £4.5 million refurbishment to celebrate its centenary; the famous composer Ivor Novello lived in a flat above the theatre for almost four decades.

Notable former productions at this venue include Rhinoceros starring Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, Frankie Howard in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and the Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Adrian Lester and James Earl Jones.

With over 100 years of history, the Novello Theatre has also played host to a wide variety of shows despite being best known as a venue for musicals. It has hosted many plays by the RSC and has even hosted performances as diverse as Derren Brown’s illusionist performances.

The theatre is currently home to the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, and has been since 2012.

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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.