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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A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow

Following sell-out seasons in 2011/12 and critical and audience acclaim, Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December. Based on Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have…

Fri 9 Dec

…and 23 more dates until 7 Jan 2017

Dirty Great Love Story

Two hopeful hapless romantics get drunk, get it on and then get the hell away from each other. An award-winning achingly funny romantic catastrophe of good intentions and bad timing. “Laughs are frequent un-signalled, and brilliant” The Times For 9 weeks only Dirty Great Love Story makes its West End debut!

Wed 18 Jan 2017

Thu 19 Jan 2017

Fri 20 Jan 2017

…and 49 more dates until 18 Mar 2017

The Flanagan Collective's A Christmas Carol (Dinner Theatre)

You are cordially invited to the parlour of Mr Ebeneezer Scrooge for a rousing rendition of this timeless classic served over a two-course Christmas feast. A heartwarming, foot-stomping thoroughly beautiful immersive production. Perfect for first dates, Christmas parties and cheering up the family Scrooge. Proudly…

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

Hansel and Gretel

Join these clever children, who work together to send their troubles up in smoke! With only their wits, their friendship and a handful of breadcrumbs… Can they escape the powers of a white witch and find their way home? A brother and sister lost, their loving home now only a memory and danger awaits in the dark…

Fri 16 Dec

Sat 17 Dec

…and 5 more dates until 23 Dec

Santa's New Sleigh

Santa has lost his sleigh – will the elves be able to make a new one before Christmas has to be cancelled?

Fri 9 Dec

Secret Santa

Holly is just an ordinary eight-year-old girl and she thinks she knows a secret. She has a hunch the kindly, but mysterious, old man who lives next door is really Father Christmas. As the two become friends and the big day approaches, disaster strikes and Holly finds herself embroiled in a magical mission to try and…

…and 16 more dates until 7 Jan 2017

The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. Following a sell-out tour, The Wipers Times transfers to the West End. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres…

Tue 21 Mar 2017

£23.50–£55 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 22 Mar 2017

£23.50–£55 / 020 7907 7092

…and 44 more dates until 13 May 2017

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