Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Ralph McTell
7th December 2014

Ralph McTell

Lulu
17th May 2015

Lulu

Chico and the Gypsies
30th November 2014

Chico and the Gypsies

Seasons of Love
1st March 2015

Seasons of Love

Celtic Woman
23rd November 2014

Celtic Woman

Novello Room
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Novello Room

Taittinger Terrace
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Taittinger Terrace

Auditorium
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Auditorium

Grand Saloon
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Grand Saloon

South Room
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South Room

North Room
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About

ABOUT

Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration.

The theatre has not one, but two, royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia. Previous buildings were managed by the great actor David Garrick and the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and the current, fourth, building was opened in 1812.
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HISTORY

For three and a half centuries the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration. The theatre has not one, but two, Royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia...
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DIRECTIONS

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

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.
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DISABLED ACCESS

Access into the theatre:6 steps up to front entrance through swing doors into main foyer and Box Office. Box Office counter to right. 20 steps down then 17 up to Stalls with handrails on both sides, 39 to Dress Circle with a handrail on the right, 61 to Upper Circle with a handrail on both sides. Top stair of each group is highlighted.
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Box Office

For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Online

Phone Number

0844 412 4660

Access bookings

0844 412 4648 access@seetickets.com
Detail from Ben-Hur show programme
Book Tickets Currently showing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The New Musical

Venue Hire

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is a truly impressive venue to hold your business conferences, presentations, meetings and receptions. The main auditorium in this Grade I listed building seats over 2,100 guests and five further rooms offer spaces to fit every business function.

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Refurbishment

Refurbishment

The Rotunda, Royal Staircases,
Coffee Rooms and Grand Saloon

A major renovation project in the early part of 2013 has resulted in Benjamin Dean Wyatt’s magnificent public areas of Theatre Royal Drury Lane being restored as closely as possible to their original splendour.

In consultation with English Heritage, forensic paint research by Lisa Oestreicher and advice from Georgian expert Edward Bulmer the Rotunda, Royal Staircases, Coffee Rooms and Grand Saloon were all fully restored and painted with original marble finishes returned to the columns throughout.

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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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