Although there have been various earlier entertainment buildings on the site the reconstructed Adelphi Theatre, with its art deco interiors, opened to the public in December 1930 with Jessie Matthews starring in Evergreen.
Having celebrated its bicentenary in 2006 the current Adelphi Theatre is actually the fourth venue on this site in the Strand, and in the 200 years since the first building opened on 27 November 1806 it has operated under no fewer than seven different names. The first theatre was called the The Sans Pareil, changing to the Adelphi in 1819 and the Theatre Royal, Adelphi, in 1829. A second theatre built in 1858 took the name Theatre Royal, New Adelphi, which in turn became The Royal Adelphi Theatre from 1867 onwards. In 1901 the third building, reconstructed to provide a new frontage on the Strand, opened as The Century Theatre but within a year it reverted to the Royal Adelphi. The current building is the fourth and opened in December 1930 with the same name. The Royal epithet was dropped in 1940 and the Theatre has just been The Adelphi ever since.
The nearest underground stations to the Adelphi Theatre are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines), Embankment (District and Circle lines).
Where we provide a seating plan for events, every effort is made to show you the correct information. However, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of our seating plans in case of short term or venue specific changes due to production requirements. Seating plans are generally provided as a guide only and are not an exact representation of the seating layout at the venue.
The main entrance has one 15cm step, lower on the left hand side as you face the theatre. A ramp is available. Two sets of double swing doors. Box Office counter is to your the right inside the entrance. There are no steps to the Stalls from foyer. There are 41 steps up to the Dress Circle and 79 steps up to the Upper Circle. Most staircases are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. The theatre will open 45 minutes before the performance.
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A major project was undertaken during 2014 to replace the chillers based on the Adelphi theatre roof. Requirements for the manoeuvre/changeover/upgrade included closure of the busy London street; the Strand, a crane hovering 40 m above the city and an electrical power shutdown, this took place in the early hours of the morning to ensure minimal disruption to the general public.Find out more