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 9 events at this location

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The Blues Brothers – Summer Special

Grab your shades and get ready to shake your tail feather with Hook Productions' Blues Brothers live tribute show, featuring all the hits of the original cult classic.

Tue 25 Jul

020 7907 7092

Wed 26 Jul

020 7907 7092

Thu 27 Jul

020 7907 7092

…and 26 more dates until 26 Aug

Calenture

A devised mosaic piece exploring memory and agency.

Sat 29 Jul

£12 / 020 7907 7092

Sun 30 Jul

£12 / 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.

Tue 25 Jul

£29.50–£37.50 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 26 Jul

£29.50–£37.50 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 27 Jul

£29.50–£37.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 39 more dates until 10 Sep

I Loved Lucy

Personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like and how did she choose to live her life … at the end of her life? Out of the spotlight. Based on his memoir, Lee Tannen's funny, bitter-sweet play reveals the real life Lucy and what is was…

Mon 24 Jul

£15–£44 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 26 Jul

£15–£44 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 27 Jul

£15–£44 / 020 7907 7092

…and 32 more dates until 2 Sep

I Loved Lucy

I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like? And how did she choose to live at the end of her life? Out of the spotlight. Based on his best-selling memoir, Lee Tannen’s funny, bitter-sweet play reveals the real-life…

Mon 24 Jul

£18.75–£55 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 26 Jul

£18.75–£55 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 27 Jul

£18.75–£55 / 020 7907 7092

…and 32 more dates until 2 Sep

Suburban Gadget Show

Suburbaret is a suburban themed cabaret show hosted by Gareth Edward. Come celebrate all things suburban, with household gadgets and prizes worth more than £1 (Brexit permitting). Expect songs, laughter and a bit of gossip from the neighbours. Since launching in Balham conveniently close to both Sainsbury’s and…

Sat 2 Sep

£10 / 020 7907 7092

The Toxic Avenger

Tony Award-winning musical about a mutant who saves New Jersey.

Thu 28 Sep

£24.50–£74.50 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 29 Sep

£24.50–£74.50 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 30 Sep

£24.50–£74.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 55 more dates until 3 Dec

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's ground-breaking play about two washed-up young drifters wait by the road for a man they've never met.

Tue 5 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 6 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 7 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 14 more dates until 23 Sep

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's iconic work about two men, Didi and Gogo, waiting for a man named Godot.

Tue 5 Sep

£18.75–£49.50 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 6 Sep

£18.75–£49.50 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 8 Sep

£18.75–£49.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 13 more dates until 23 Sep

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