A complete guide to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London

By | Posted on 14-Mar-2020

A complete guide to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London

Once the site of a West End tavern, the prestigious West End site is now home to the Gillian Lynne Theatre. It’s been home to groundbreaking musicals, with the theatre now named after a British choreographer. Visiting the Gillian Lynne Theatre to see a show, or want to know about the theatre, here’s our guide to the theatre. Book your Cinderella tickets at the Gillian Lynne Theatre now.

Guide to London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End

Where is the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

The Gillian Lynne Theatre is on Drury Lane (WC2B 5pW) in London. It’s near West End theatres including the Cambridge Theatre, with the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Fortune Theatre just a few minutes walk away.

How do I get to the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

The Gillian Lynne Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Kings Cross St Pancras, which is a fifteen to twenty minute walk from the theatre.

Are you visiting the Gillian Lynne on the bus? These bus routes will drop you near the theatre:

High Holborn: 134, 242
Kingsway: 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521,

Can I travel to the Gillian Lynne Theatre by tube?

Are you travelling the Gillian Lynne Theatre using the London Underground? The nearest tube station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly), which is a couple of minutes away from the theatre. Other tube stations close by include Holborn (Central and Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern).

When did the Gillian Lynne Theatre open?

Theatres and entertainment venue have existed on the site of the Gillian Lynne Theatre from the seventeenth cenutry. However, the theatre that stands today opened in 1973, and it’s one of the newest West End venues theatregoers can visit. It’s been home to a number of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s successful musicals, including Cats and School of Rock, as well as the critically-acclaimed National Theatre transfer of War Horse.

What show is currently at the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

Gillian Lynne Theatre

The Gillian Lynne Theatre will soon be home to the world premiere of Cinderella, set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. Not much is known about the musical, but we can’t wait to find out what’s in store, especially with a book by Killing Eve’s Emerald Fennell and music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

How many seats are inside the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

There are 1,117 seats in the Gillian Lynne Theatre over two seating levels. There are 825 stalls seats and 292 circle seats.

Are you booking tickets to see a show at the Gillian Lynne with Encore Tickets? When purchasing your tickets, you’ll be able to use our interactive seating plan, so you can see every seat that is available for the performance you wish to attend. You’ll also be able to see our ticket deals on performances too, so you can book seats for less.

Where should I sit at the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

Gillian Lynne TheatreUnlike the majority of West End theatres, the Gillian Lynne Theatre‘s auditorium is slightly curved, with up to 73 seats in one row. With fewer rows in front of you, you’ll feel closer to the stage. There’s great side views to be had in the auditorium as well, with characters entering and exiting the stage just a few metres away from you.

As one of London’s newest theatres, each seat at the Gillian Lynne Theatre is comfortable and offers ample legroom too. Looking for the best seats in the house? You’ll want to book tickets in the front centre section of the stalls, as marked on the seating plan. With raked seating, you’ll be raised above those in front of you so you don’t miss a moment, while seeing the facial expressions of each cast members.

There are also stalls seats which are located on the side of the stage, but with actors performing in the round, you’ll still feel included in the auditorium throughout the entire show.

If you’re not wanting to sit in the stalls, there’s excellent seating in the circle too. With just five rows of seating, you’ll feel as if the show is being performed just to you. Similarly to the stalls, you may have a side view of the stage if you book seats at the end of a row, but it’ll feel as if you’re in a concert!

Still struggling to decide where to sit at the Gillian Lynne Theatre? Learn all about the different types of theatre seating and theatre staging with our complete guides and find out more about the West End today.

What restaurants are near the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

Looking to dine out before or after seeing a performance at the Gillian Lynne Theatre? Reserve your table at one of London’s finest restaurants, where you’ll be able to dine out at a budget that suits you. We’ve listed our top picks of  restaurants near the Gillian Lynne, but we’ve got a wide selection to choose from.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Byron Covent GardenWithin a minute’s walk of the West End, they make proper hamburgers, made to a unique recipe of chuck, brisket & rib cap for maximum flavour.5:30pm
Maxwell’s Bar and GrillAn all-American restaurant that serves mouthwatering classics.12:30pm/5:30pm/10:00pm
Sophie’s SteakhouseA ‘back-to-basics’ approach to cooking continues to the Steakhouse menu which showcases locally sourced vegetables and fish.5:30pm
Zizzi Bow StreetThis Italian restaurant serves authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts.10:00pm