Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF

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It's the oldest theatre in London, and proud of it; there has been a Theatre Royal Drury Lane sine 1683, although the current building is a mere 200 years old. It's been visited by every monarch since the Restoration, and has not one but two royal boxes, just in case a bunch of them turn up. It's fostered the careers of legendary performers such as David Garrick, Edmund Kean, Joseph Grimaldi, Sarah Siddons, Dan Leno, Ivor Novello and Noel Coward. Oklahoma!, South Pacific and The King and I all made their London debuts here, and in recent years it's hosted 42nd Street, Miss Saigon, and The Producers. It's also a music and comedy venue and, not surprisingly, a Grade I listed building. Ironically, the main entrance has never been on Drury Lane itself; the current building faces onto Catherine Street.

The nearest Tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Holborn (Piccadilly / Central). The theatre's served by bus routes 1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, 341 and 521.

  • Open since: 1663

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42nd Street

  • Directed by: Mark Bramble
  • Written by: Mark Bramble

Ingenue Peggy Sawyer pursues her dream of stardom on the stage in the glitzy musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The songbook includes We're In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, I Only Have Eyes For You and Dames. Directed by Bramble, with choreography by…

Mon 20 Mar 2017

£25–£156.25 / 0844 412 2955

Tue 21 Mar 2017

£25–£156.25 / 0844 412 2955

Wed 22 Mar 2017

£25–£156.25 / 0844 412 2955

…and 104 more dates until 22 Jul 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Directed by: Peter Darling
  • Written by: David Greig

A musical production of Roald Dahl's sugar filled tale of golden tickets, Oompa-Loompas and spoilt children.

Thu 27 Oct

£20.13 / 0844 412 2955

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Fri 28 Oct

£20.13 / 0844 412 2955

Part of Family Arts Festival.

…and 60 more dates until 7 Jan 2017

David Essex

It was only a winter's tale when David Essex was narrowly held off the top of the UK charts in January 1983 by Phil Collins' You Can't Hurry Love. Tonight, the multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer and actor celebrates his remarkable career that crosses all areas of entertainment. Expect a musical trip down memory…

Sun 20 Nov

£28.50–£55 / 0844 412 2955

Elaine Paige

The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.

Sun 18 Dec

£32.50–£65 / 0844 412 2955

Katie Melua

Emotional pop and sultry acoustica from the Georgia-born singer-songwriter, who is accompanied for this one-off tour by the 24-piece Gori Women's Choir, who are masters of the ancient Georgian tradition of polyphonic singing.

Sun 27 Nov

£25–£47.50 / 0844 412 2955

Nancy Ajram

The three times World Music Award winner from Lebanon returns to London for a concert of greatest hits from her best-selling albums.

Sun 6 Nov

£59–£136.50 / 0844 412 2955

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