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Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Infrared assisted listening system

Toilets:

Adapted toilets on all three levels. Ground floor in the bar, 1st and 2nd floors opposite the lift on the right.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform Box Office when you book

Wheelchairs:

The theatre has a spacious foyer and a wheelchair-accessible box office and toilets. There are six wheelchair spaces in the auditorium and lifts to the upper level.

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 8534 0310

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:

Theatre Workshop Bar. Fully Licensed bar serving food and drinks.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

Theatre Royal Stratford East was formed when, in 1884, actor-manager Charles Dillon set out to create Stratford’s first permanent playhouse. He employed James George Buckle as his architect, before applying for a licence to open a venue, which, after some initial objections, was ultimately granted.

Dillon himself went on to star in the lead role of the first play ever presented at the newly-created theatre: Lytton Strachey’s Richelieu; Or The Conspiracy, which opened on 17 December 1884.

Fast forward to the present day and Theatre Royal Stratford East is led by Artistic Director Nadia Fall. The venue places a strong focus on new writing. It is the home of the Theatre Workshop Company, which is best known for its association with the director Joan Littlewood, who served as the theatre’s Artistic Director for over 20 years.

The theatre is a Grade II* listed building and is owned by Pioneer Theatres Limited. It has the capacity to seat 460 audience members split over three tiers.

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.