The Trafalgar Studios is a West End Theatre on Whitehall, opposite Trafalgar Square.
It was renamed in 2004 to The Trafalgar Studios, since 1930, it had been the Whitehall Theatre.
It was originally famous for its comedies , but during World War II, it became famous for hosting revues, which were hugely popular at the time.
In 1942, the Whitehall Follies (which featured the first striptease in the West End!), opened to overnight success. Phyllis Dixey (who formed the group), leased the Theatre and The Follies stayed there for 5 years.
In the 50’s and 60’s the theatre hosted the famous Brian Rix ‘Whitehall Farces’.
From 1997 – 1999, the building was converted into a television/radio studio. Jack Docherty’s Talk Show and Live From London for BBC Radio 4.
The venue re-opened as a theatre in 2004 as Trafalgar Studios, part of the ATG group. It is now part of Trafalgar Entertainment Group. Trafalgar 1 has 380 seats and is designed by Tim Foster and John Muir.
In recent years, Trafalgar Studios has developed a groundbreaking international exchange programme with both Sydney Theatre Company and New York based LAByrinth Theater Company.
Please note that Touch Tours can be organised in advance (subject to availability) by contacting Trafalgar Studios Management. An Audio-Introduction for selected shows is available on Soundcloud.
Foyer bar next to the Box Office. 25 steps to Stalls Bar (spacious, few seats). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium upon request.
Accepts Theatre Tokens:
Induction Loop & Sennheiser Infrared & Sennheiser Mobile Connect
Mens and Womens throughout. The disabled toilet is on the lower level in the Studio Bar and can be reached by Wheelchair Users from the foyer and from both auditoriums
Guide Dogs Policy:
Guide Dogs are permitted in the auditorium or can be looked after by staff during the show
2 x Wheelchair spaces available. Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2 are accessible for Wheelchair Users. The main entrance to the theatre is on Whitehall. The Foyer, Foyer Bar and Box Office are on street level. For Studio 1 you can enter the foyer step free, take the lift to the lower level then a stair lift brings you to the front of the auditorium. The Wheelchair Spaces are in the front row and are clear view. If Wheelchair Patrons would rather transfer into a seat then the wheelchair can be stored during the performance and brought back to you at the end of the show.
Access from Street to Foyer:
Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:
14 steps up to Studio 1
Foyer Bar and Box Office
Lift to Studio Bar and Stair Lift to Studio 1