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Royal Court Theatre

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Sound Amplification:

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.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift to auditoriums


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.


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:


Accepts Theatre Tokens:



The Royal Court Theatre is located in Sloane Square and since 1956 has been home to The English Stage Company. The play 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.

The current Artistic Director is Vicky Featherstone.