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Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
+44 845 200 7981
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a great venue

This is a very old theatre with a lot of character. We saw Beautiful-The Carole King Musical there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
robbie B
Small theatre, lovely decor.

This is quite a small theatre but that makes it more intimate than some of the larger venues in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike N
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and diverse claims to fame as the Aldwych.During the period from 1925 until 1933 the theatre housed a series of farces by Ben Travers which have gone down in history as 'The Aldwych Farces'. They included such familiar titles as A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness. Nearly 30 years later, on 15 December 1960, the Royal Shakespeare Company took over the Aldwych as its London base.During the next 21 years, prior to the company moving to its theatre in the Barbican, history was frequently made.The Aldwych is currently the residence for the Olivier & Tony award winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
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49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
Covent Garden
+44 845 200 7981
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very old theatre with a lot of character. We saw Beautiful-The Carole King Musical there and had a fabulous time. The one caveat is the lack of air conditioning or air movement. We both found it uncomfortably hot.

Thank robbie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is quite a small theatre but that makes it more intimate than some of the larger venues in London. The four of us saw the Carol King musical which was wonderful. Such a prolific songwriter showcased with so many of the songs she wrote....More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 5 days ago

The two of us went to see the Carole King story at a matinee performance just yesterday. We had wonderful seats in the stalls (A11 and 12) at very reasonable prices. We were so close that the show became a very personal and moving experience....More

Thank nic_gaskin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2nd trip to this excellent theatre, this time to see Beautiful about the life and music of Carole King - wow must see again when it goes on the road next month.

Thank Allen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw "Beautiful-the Carole King Story" and it was one of the best shows we have ever seen and we have seen a lot. We are from the US and see a lot of theater and this was one of the best. The actors were...More

Thank sewcraz4361
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a show! Many amazing performers, real stage quality and musicality executed to perfection. Bought tickets on the day from theatre box office. L20 Stalls, great view and aisle seat so easy to get in and out. Value £90, paid £32. Excellent value for money....More

Thank maynardc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Show was really great, everyone should see it and sing along like we did before it goes, very enjoyable evening. Thank you to the Aldwych Theatre Access team for arranging our seating. Our daughter Katie is severely sight impaired and we were extremely impressed...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This, like many theatres in London is beautifully ornate and from an era when time and extravagance were spent on aesthetics. It is a lovely venue to watch a performance and unlike some others the bar is a decent size to accommodate many people before...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant show went to the afternoon performance. It had everything. Only downfall and nothing to do with the theatre I was that I was sat behind a really tall man and had to keep dodging to see the stage as we were sat in the...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful was beautiful saw for second time yesterday.it was so so good loved it great songs was sat up in the grand circle right at top great view row k not much leg room but was okay for me and great price too Cassidy janson...More

Thank Alice V
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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
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through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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7 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Well I'm not sure but if it's not the balcony, they will probably be good seats as we were in the balcony but I must say it was a really good musical... enjoy
Gary C
20 April 2017|
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Response from forshara | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Aldwych Theater this past December, 2016. I didn't sit in the stalls but I believe that the seats are your average theater size seats. You might try calling the theater directly and asking them your question... More
Mary Banks
16 February 2017|
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Response from Penwyllt | Reviewed this property |
Dress Circle is the one to go for. If you go to the Aldwych theatre web site, and search for access and facilities, you get the full run down including recommended seats for wheelchair users and poor mobility