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.

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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 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7907 7092

Wed 31 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7907 7092

Thu 1 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7907 7092

…and 23 more dates until 2 Jul

JUDY!

Ray Rackham's biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland.

Tue 16 May

£25–£81.25 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 17 May

£25–£81.25 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 18 May

£25–£81.25 / 020 7907 7092

…and 26 more dates until 17 Jun

Rotterdam

  • Directed by: Donnacadh O'Briain
  • Written by: Jon Brittain

Donnacadh O'Briain directs Jon Brittain's bittersweet comedy and gender and sexuality.

Wed 21 Jun

£15–£55 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 23 Jun

£15–£55 / 020 7907 7092

…and 19 more dates until 15 Jul

The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Vox Humana Theatre Productions presents Chekhov’s masterpiece about the lives and aspirations of an aristocratic Russian family as they struggle with the decline of their class and the responsibilities of their inherited estate at the dawn of the twentieth-century. Vox Humana Theatre Productions presents Chekhov’s…

The Toxic Avenger

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

Thu 28 Sep

£29.50–£59.50 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 29 Sep

£29.50–£59.50 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 30 Sep

…and 54 more dates until 3 Dec

The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's satirical play about WWI.

Thu 27 Apr

£29.50–£68.75 / 020 7907 7092

Fri 28 Apr

£29.50–£68.75 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 29 Apr

…and 12 more dates until 13 May

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