A complete guide to the Aldwych Theatre in London

By | Posted on 17-Mar-2020

A complete guide to the Aldwych Theatre in London

While the Aldwych Theatre may only be over a century old, a variety of plays, musicals and pantomimes have all taken place on its stage. Listed as a Grade II theatre, it’s a grand venue that stands out in the West End, currently home to the world premiere production of Tina the Musical. Visiting the Aldwych Theatre or just wanting to find out more? Here’s our guide to the West End venue, so book your Tina the Musical tickets now.

Guide to London’s Aldwych Theatre in the West End

Where is the Aldwych Theatre?

The Aldwych Theatre is one of two theatres located on Aldwych (WC2B 4DF). It’s on the same road as the Novello Theatre, right in the heart of Theatreland. We’ve attached a handy map so you can see where the Aldwych Theatre is in London.

How do I get to the Aldwych Theatre?

The Aldwych Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is a ten-minute walk down the Strand to the theatre, so you can walk past some of London’s cultural landmarks on your way.

Travelling to the Aldwych Theatre by bus? The following routes will drop you off near the theatre:

Aldwych: RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243
Strand: 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 176, 341

Can I travel to the Aldwych Theatre by tube?

Planning to get to the Aldwych Theatre by the London Underground? Tube stations near the Aldwych Theatre include Covent Garden (Piccadilly), Temple (Circle and District) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern).

When did the Aldwych Theatre open?

The Aldwych Theatre was one of the earliest twenty-first century West End theatres built, opening in 1905. In a history of over 110 years, the theatre has been home to pantomimes and a collection of Harold Pinter plays. More recently, it’s seen West End productions of Stephen Ward The MusicalTop Hat and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

What show is currently at the Aldwych Theatre?

The Aldwych Theatre is currently home to the West End premiere of Tina the Musical, which began performances on 21st March 2018 ahead of an official opening night on 17th April 2018. The musical received three Olivier Award nominations in 2019, with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith winning the Olivier for best actor in a musical for playing Ike Turner.

How many seats are inside the Aldwych Theatre?

The Aldwych Theatre has 1,169 seats over three seating levels. There are 561 stalls seats, 325 dress circle seats and 283 grand circle seats.

When you book Tina the Musical tickets with Encore Tickets, our interactive seating plans will allow you to see every seat that’s available for your selected performance, as well as deals on theatre tickets, meaning you can purchase the best theatre tickets around.

Where should I sit at the Aldwych Theatre?

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Want to experience a Tina Turner concert at the Aldwych Theatre? You’ll want to book tickets in the front four rows of the stalls (rows AY to B). There’s only 16 seats per row, allowing audience members to enjoy a more intimate experience at the theatre, so get ready to be blown away by Tina Turner’s spectacular greatest hits.

Unlike other West End theatres, the stalls seats are in blocks (as marked on the seating plan). So, wherever you’re sitting in the stalls, you’ll be able to enjoy a more spacious experience in the auditorium, allowing you to sit back, relax and take in everything that’s on stage.

Want to rock out to Tina’s music from afar? Unlike being cramped at a gig, book theatre tickets in the dress circle and kickback in your seat. You’ll be able to see the stage with no obstructions and have plenty of legroom meaning you can be worry free.

There’s great seats in the grand circle too, especially in seats on row AA. They’re individual seats, allowing you to position yourself as you want to. They’re often some of the cheapest tickets too, so if you’re planning to see Tina the Musical for less, you’ll want to take advantage of these seats.

Still don’t know where to sit to watch a performance at the Aldwych Theatre? Learn all about the different types of theatre seating with our guide on where to sit at the theatre.

What restaurants are near the Aldwych Theatre?

Want to enjoy a delicious meal before seeing a show at the Aldwych Theatre? Take your pick from these restaurants close to the theatre, or visit one of our favourite restaurants in the capital.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Boulevard BrasserieServing sophisticated French classics with outside seating by the Royal Opera House.12:30pm/5:30pm
Cafe Rouge Wellington StreetA taste of France in the heart of Theatreland.1:00pm/5:30pm
Cantina LaredoDiscover vibrant Mexican cuisine that’s packed with flavour.1:00pm/6:00pm
Gaucho Chancery LaneAward-winning Argentinian steaks and a curated wine list.6:00pm
Homage Grand SalonFine dining inspired by Europe’s grand cafe.6:00pm
L’EscargotFamous for its bourgeois French cooking in the Soho area.1:00pm/5:30pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
Smith & WollenskyRenowned American hospitality and delicious steaks.5:30pm
Sophie’s SteakhouseSignature meals and cocktails with a back to basics approach.5:30pm
Wildwood Covent GardenA selection of pizza, pasta, grills and seasonal specials.5:30pm