New London Theatre
Whilst the New London is a modern building there has been entertainment on the site since Elizabethan times. The theatre is close to both Covent Garden and Holborn tubes.
The first production in the current building was a television recording of Marlene Dietrich’s one-woman show and the first full production was The Unknown Soldier and his Wife in 1973, written by and starring Peter Ustinov. Subsequent productions include Grease with Richard Gere, Bruce Forsyth’s one-man show and Sheila Hancock in Deja Revue.
Although the New London is a modern building, there has been a place of entertainment on the site since Elizabethan times. Nell Gwynne, mistress of Charles II, was associated with the tavern here which by the end of the 17th century was called the Great Mogul...
Nearest underground stations are Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).
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.
No steps through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office to the right with lowered counter. Escalator up from the main foyer to the mezzanine level and then a further 32 steps up to the Stalls, or 41 to the rear Stalls. 65 steps up to the Dress Circle (three steep steps between rows). Venue is carpeted throughout and all staircases are highlighted with handrails on either side. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.
Show Boat at the New London Theatre
After 3 hectic months over the summer period with 2 shows running simultaneously at the New London, the front of house areas were in need of some attention. Over four weeks in October 2014 a team worked out of hours to avoid any disruptions to War Horse, revamping the foyer and adjoining areas.Find out more