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Wyndham’s Theatre London

Wyndham’s Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA

Covent Garden, Seven Dials & Holborn Neighbourhood

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London Underground

Leicester Square (next to theatre)

National Rail

Charing Cross (200m)

London Buses

24, 29, 176

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.

The Wyndham’s Theatre is one of the most famous in the West End, being renowned as very much the actor’s theatre.

Named after Charles Wyndham, who owned it, paid for the construction and starred in its shows, Wyndham’s Theatre originally opened in 1899. Wyndham had always dreamed of building a theatre of his own, an ambition realised when the venue opened its doors for the first time in the presence of the Prince of Wales. The theatre has since gone on to host many of the UK’s most celebrated actors: Dame Judi Dench, Jude Law and Derek Jacobi to name but a few. The theatre was designed by the architect W G R Sprague in the Louis XVI style.

The venue is one of two opened by Wyndham, the other being the Criterion Theatre. It was originally designed to seat 759 visitors over three levels, with a fourth added in later refurbishment. The theatre was Grade II listed by English Heritage in September 1960.

Famous productions which have taken place at the venue include Godspell in the 1970s, starring David Essex and Jeremy Irons, and Up For Grabs in 2002, which saw the one and only Madonna make her West End debut in a sell-out production. In May 2005, the theatre was purchased by Cameron Mackintosh’s Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd.

The Wyndham’s Theatre is located right next to Leicester Square Underground Station, in the very heart of London’s Theatreland, meaning you easily can get home in time after the show for the news and a cuppa’.

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3 licensed bars. There is a cloakroom at the theatre. Stalls bar 20 steps down from the main foyer, or 2 steps up from the Stalls (moveable seats). Further bars at Royal Circle and Balcony levels (no seats).


Snacks and drinks available at the venue. Snacks in plastic containers allowed inside the auditorium.


Male and female toilets accessible from all levels. None specifically adapted for accessibility at present, but partially adapted toilet in Women's off the Stalls. Patrons can use adapted toilets at the Noel Coward Theatre behind the Wyndham's.

Guide Dogs Policy

Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and staff are available to dog-sit in the foyer.


2 spaces in Box A. Maximum 2 wheelchair user patrons per performance.

Sound Amplification

Induction Loop & Sennheiser Infrared

Access from Street to Foyer


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

21 steps down to Stalls, 23 to Royal Circle, 40 to Grand Circle, 96 to Balcony

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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