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Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Induction loop in Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Infra-red system (20 headsets) in both theatres. Collect headsets from Box Office.

Toilets:

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.

Wheelchairs:

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.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift to auditoriums

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7565 5000

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:

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.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

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.

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.