The relatively small Duchess Theatre was opened in 1929, and the following year set an unbreakable record for the shortest ever West End run, when the The Intimate Revue closed without managing to complete its first performance. Since then it's hosted musicals and West End transfers; notable recent successes include Morecambe, The Pitmen Painters and an acclaimed production of Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. It was purchased by Nimax Theatres in 2005.
The nearest Tube station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and bus stops on Aldwych are serviced by routes 6, 9, 13, 87, 243, 341, N9, N13, N44, N87 and N155.
- Open since: 1929
Events at this venue
There are 5 events at this location
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Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.
Former Strictly judge and renowned choreographer tells Jacquie Storey the stories behind the musicals, music videos, TV shows, films and more.
Mon 20 Nov
Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 9672
Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together
The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Scottish comedian sets out his vision for a brighter future through his particular brand of warm-hearted, observational storytelling.
Mon 6 Nov
0844 482 9672
Mon 13 Nov
0844 482 9672
Frankie Boyle: Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved
We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.
Mon 5 Jun
£17.50 / 0844 482 9672
Michael McIntyre: Warm Up Shows
The dapper dafty warms up for his 2018 world tour.
Mon 12 Jun
Mon 26 Jun
Mon 10 Jul
The Play That Goes Wrong
- Directed by: Mark Bell
- Written by: Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields
Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.
Tue 30 May
£23–£79.92 / 0844 482 9672