Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Royal Retiring Room
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.
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...
The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly 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.
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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Phone Number0844 412 4660
Access bookings0844 412 4648 email@example.com
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.Find out more
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.