A complete guide to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London

By | Posted on 12-Mar-2020

A complete guide to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London

The Duke of York’s has seen notable productions in the history of London theatre through its door. Stars including Charlie Chaplin, Al Pacino and Glenda Jackson have all performed at the iconic venue and now it’s your chance to visit the theatre. If you’ve got tickets to a show at the Duke of York’s or you just want to know more about the venue, here’s our complete guide. Book The Doctor ticketsThe Pillowman tickets and The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre now.

Guide to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End

Where is the Duke of York’s Theatre?

The Duke of York’s Theatre is located at 104 St Martin’s Lane (WC2N 4BG) in London. It’s one of five theatres on St Martin’s Lane, including the Ambassadors Theatre, the London Coliseum, the Noel Coward Theatre and St Martin’s Theatre.

Wondering where the Duke of York’s Theatre is in the capital? We’ve put a handy map so you’ll be able to see where the theatre is, as well as the attractions nearby.

How do I get to the Duke of York’s Theatre?

The Duke of York’s Theatre is right in the heart of the West End. If you’re travelling by train, the nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is just a two-minute walk away from the Adelphi.

Travelling to the Duke of York’s Theatre by bus? The following routes will drop you off near the theatre:

Charing Cross Road: 24, 29, 176
Strand: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Can I travel to the Duke of York’s Theatre by tube?

If you’re travelling to the Duke of York’s Theatre on the London Underground, the nearest tube station is Leicester Square. Leicester Square is on the Northern and Piccadilly lines. Other tube stations near to the Duke of York’s Theatre include Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.

When did the Duke of York’s Theatre open?

The Duke of York’s Theatre opened in 1892. In recent years, the Duke of York’s has seen stars perform in acclaimed plays, including Ian McKellen in a revival of King Lear, Hayley Atwell in Rosmersholm and Kit Harington in Doctor Faustus.

What shows are coming soon to the Duke of York’s Theatre?

There’s lots of exciting plays that will open later this year. Book your tickets for shows coming soon to the Duke of York’s.

ShowWhat’s it about?Opening
The DoctorA doctor denies their patient permission to receive the last rites as a society takes sides.April 2020
The PillowmanMartin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning play comes to the West End, with a writer questioned about a series of murders in the local area.July 2020
The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe magical stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed book sees character delve into the underworld in order to survive.October 2020

How many seats are inside the Duke of York’s Theatre?

The Duke of York’s Theatre has 626 seats. The theatre has three seating levels, made up of 359 stalls seats in the Stalls, 117 Royal Circle seats and 150 Upper Circle seats. The Duke of York’s Theatre is the eighth smallest West End venue.

Where should I sit at the Duke of York’s Theatre?

Duke of York's Theatre

Worried that you’ll feel distant from what’s taking place on stage? With three seating levels inside this intimate building, all seats at the Duke of York’s feel close to the stage.

If you’re wanting to see every facial expression, you’ll want to book front row seats in the stalls or royal circle. But, if you’re looking for a cheap theatre ticket deal for shows at the Duke of York’s, upper circle seats offer clear views of the stage too.

There’s only six rows and eight rows of seats in the royal circle and upper circle respectively, so if you’re sitting on a higher level, you’ll still be able to enjoy a clear view of the stage with no obstructions.

When you book The Doctor tickets, The Pillowman tickets or The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets with us, you’ll be able to choose your seats from an interactive seating plan, so you’ll be able to see every seat available for your desired performance.

Still unsure on where to sit at the Duke of York’s? Our guide can help you. Here’s our top tips to theatre seating with our complete guide on where to sit at the theatre.

What restaurants are near the Duke of York’s Theatre?

Want to dine at a restaurant before or after seeing a show at the Duke of York’s? Book a pre-show or a post-show meal to eat at some of London’s finest restaurants right by the theatre.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Browns Covent GardenA popular restaurant that’s in the heart of Theatreland, relax, unwind and have fun.12:30pm / 6:00pm / 10:30pm
Cantina LaredoVibrant Mexican cuisine with a modern twist.1:00pm / 6:00pm 
Tuttons Brasserie and BarCelebrating English cuisine with the best of British produce.5:30pm / 6:00pm / 10:00pm