Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre
6–7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
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The Arts Theatre is the smallest commercial receiving house in the West End, with a two-tier basement auditorium seating just 350. It was founded in 1927 as a members-only club performing plays unlicensed by the Lord Chamberlain, but by the 50s it had a reputation for being experimental; Peter Hall directed the English language premiere of Waiting for Godot here in 1955. From 1967 to 1999 it was home to Unicorn Children's Theatre, but since then it's received quirky, small-scale shows, from straight drama and musicals to cabaret and comedy. In 2011 it was acquired by celebrity bartender JJ Goodman, which perhaps explains why it's now home to the members-only Covent Garden Cocktail Club.

The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern / Piccadilly) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly). The theatre is served by bus routes 24, 29, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41 and N279.

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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All or Nothing

A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces.

Tue 6 Feb

£25–£103 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 7 Feb

£25–£103 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 9 Feb

£25–£103 / 020 7907 7092

…and 26 more dates until 11 Mar

Bryony Twydle & Friends

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama) brings you some work in progress characters as part of her solo show. Joining her will be stand-up Lorna Shaw & special guests. ‘Sharp comic timing’ ViewfromtheGods ★★★★★ Bryony writes characters - often based on people she’s met. Are you one of the…

Fri 19 Jan

£8 / 020 7907 7092

The Great Gatsby: The Guild Of Misrule

The Guild Of Misrule presents an adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel, which brilliantly depicts a decadent society obsessed with wealth and status.

Thu 1 Feb

£29.50–£37.50 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 2 Feb

£29.50–£37.50 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 3 Feb

£29.50–£37.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 41 more dates until 1 Apr

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Theatre return to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage.

Fri 19 Jan

£17.50–£25 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 20 Jan

£17.50–£25 / 020 7907 7092

Sun 21 Jan

£17.50–£25 / 020 7907 7092

…and 5 more dates until 27 Jan

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery return to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! You suggest a genre, location and title and Mischief Theatre’s improvisers bring the show to…

Sat 20 Jan

£23–£32 / 020 7907 7092

Sun 21 Jan

£23–£32 / 020 7907 7092

Tue 23 Jan

£23–£32 / 020 7907 7092

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jan

Ruthless! The Musical

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO GET WHAT YOU WANT? The all-female camp KILLER cult classic finally makes its way to London following its critical acclaim off-Broadway. Ruthless! The Musical tells the story of the beautiful and talented 8 year old Tina Denmark who will do anything to play the lead in her school play…

Fri 16 Mar

£19.50–£72.50 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 17 Mar

£19.50–£72.50 / 020 7907 7092

Mon 19 Mar

£19.50–£72.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 83 more dates until 23 Jun

SIX

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass. If you…

Mon 22 Jan

£26 / 020 7907 7092

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