The Royal Court Theatre is located in Sloane Square and since 1956 has been home to The English Stage Company. The theatre has become renowned for its pioneering new work and cultivating new writers. The Royal Court was Britain’s first national theatre company.
In its sixty year history the theatre has nurtured the talents of writers including John Osborne, Samuel Beckett, Arnold Wesker, Ann Jellicoe, Howard Brenton and David Hare. In recent years this list has grown to include Caryl Churchill, Athol Fugard, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Sarah Kane and, more recently, Lucy Kirkwood, Nick Payne, Penelope Skinner and Alistair McDowall.
In 1969, the Royal Court opened the 60-seat Theatre Upstairs, one of the first black box studios opened by a mainstream theatre. One of its early productions included The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien.
The theatre has also produced several iconic plays including Laura Wade’s Posh, Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem and The Ferryman and Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen which won Best New Play and Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards 2016.
50% off parking with Q-Park - Pimlico (outside Congestion Charge Zone). Set down point outside entrance. On-street parking after 18:30.
Bars at Stalls and Circle level (moveable seats and tables). Access to bar and food area is by a separate platform lift. Drinks in plastic cups can be brought into auditorium. Menu available in large print on request.
Food is available at the Royal Court Bar & Kitchen. The menu is created by Our menu, created by Head Chef David Adams
Accepts Theatre Tokens:
Induction loop in Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Infra-red system (20 headsets) in both theatres. Collect headsets from Box Office.
Adapted toilets immediately outside the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs and immediately outside the stalls and circle of the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
Guide Dogs Policy:
4 guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please inform the theatre in advance to arrange an aisle seat or someone to look after your dog in the Box Office or cloakroom if preferred.
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs: 3 spaces in the centre of row J and 2 at either end of row K in Stalls. Unless you are seated at J11/12 your companion can sit next to you. 1 space in Circle (row D). K11 and 12 in the stalls are available for transfer seating. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs: 2 spaces for wheelchair users - the position changes depending on the production. Please book wheelchair spaces at least 24 hours in advance. Venue is suitable for scooters, but phone beforehand.
Lift to auditoriums