Theatre Royal

DIRECTIONS

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London
WC2B 5JF

Travel by Underground

The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines).

Travel by Rail

Charing Cross, Waterloo Station

Travel by Bus

1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521

Travel by Car

Find the nearest NCP car park.

If you are planning to drive into the city we recommend that you take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme – simply have your car park ticket validated at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the 50% discount will automatically be applied when you pay at the car park pay machine.

 Find out more on the Q-Park website.

Participating Car Parks

  • Chinatown (closest to Theatre Royal Drury Lane)
  • Pimlico
  • Soho
  • Park Lane/Marble Arch
  • Trafalgar Sq
  • Oxford Street

The £10 daily congestion charge for central London applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

 

TRAVEL BY COACH

Westminster City Council has remodelled existing kerb and road space at the base of Kingsway to create 24x coach bays within metres of Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Coaches will be charged at £4 p/h to use the Kingsway bays, 10am-4pm and 7pm to midnight. There will be a four hour maximum stay.

Between 7am-9pm, Café Amici offers 20% discount for drivers who have parked in the new coach park and show a valid driver's card.

Box Office

For 42nd Street

Online

Phone Number

0844 412 4660

† Calls are charged at 7p per minute plus standard network rates

Detail from Ben-Hur show programme

Our History

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1663

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Charles II granted a charter to Thomas Killigrew allowing the first of four theatres on the current site.

Charles II granted a charter to Thomas Killigrew allowing the first of four theatres on the current site.

1812

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Current Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt was built.

Current Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt was built.

1902

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Spectacular effects in the staging of Ben Hur include a sinking galleon and a chariot race with real horses.

Spectacular effects in the staging of Ben Hur include a sinking galleon and a chariot race with real horses.

1931

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Noel Coward’s Cavalcade was a huge success with on stage recreations of historical scenes including Queen Victoria’s funeral and the relief of Mafeking.

Noel Coward’s Cavalcade was a huge success with on stage recreations of historical scenes including Queen Victoria’s funeral and the relief of Mafeking.

1935

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Glamorous Night, written by and starring Ivor Novello, saved the theatre from bankruptcy.

Glamorous Night, written by and starring Ivor Novello, saved the theatre from bankruptcy.

1939

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During the Second World War Drury Lane was the headquarters of the Entertainment National Services Association (E.N.S.A.).

During the Second World War Drury Lane was the headquarters of the Entertainment National Services Association (E.N.S.A.).

1947

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Oklahoma! is the first of four consecutive Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals to open at Drury Lane.

Oklahoma! is the first of four consecutive Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals to open at Drury Lane.

1958

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My Fair Lady began a five and a half year run.

My Fair Lady began a five and a half year run.

1989

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Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon began a ten year run making it the longest running show in Drury Lane history.

Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon began a ten year run making it the longest running show in Drury Lane history.

2009

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Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Oliver! starred Rowan Atkinson and Jodie Prenger

Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Oliver! starred Rowan Atkinson and Jodie Prenger

2013

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened.
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