A complete guide to the Noel Coward Theatre in London

By | Posted on 22-Mar-2020

A complete guide to the Noel Coward Theatre in London

Even though West End theatregoers have been to the Noel Coward Theatre for just over a century, it’s become a prime location for stars of stage and screen to tread the board. Now named after an esteemed playwright, check out the history of the Noel Coward and what to expect when you’re watching a show at this London venue. Book your DEAR EVAN HANSEN tickets now.

Guide to the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End

Where is the Noel Coward Theatre?

The Noel Coward Theatre is located on St Martin’s Lane (WC2N 4AU) in London. It’s not the only West End theatre on this street, with the Duke of York’s Theatre and the London Coliseum further down the road.

How do I get to the Noel Coward Theatre?

The Noel Coward Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is just a five to ten-minute walk to the theatre. On your walk, you’ll see cultural attractions including Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery.

Heading to the Noel Coward via bus? These London bus routes will drop you off just a couple of minutes away from the theatre’s front door, perfect for those wanting to walk as few steps as possible.

Charing Cross: 24, 176
Strand: 6, 23, 139

Can I travel to the Noel Coward Theatre by tube?

Are you using the London Underground to get to the Noel Coward Theatre? The nearest tube station is Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly), which is a minute’s walk from the playhouse. If you’re wanting a walk from a London Underground station, other tube stops nearby include Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly).

When did the Noel Coward Theatre open?

First named the New Theatre, the playhouse opened in 1903 with a production of Noel Coward’s Rosemary, starring the playwright himself. In the twentieth century, the theatre’s put on plays by Benito Mussolini before the eventual opening of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, as well as over 2,000 performances of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! opening in 1960. Renamed the Albery Theatre in 1973 after the theatre’s long-serving manager Sir Bronson Albery, hits included Children of Eden and a series of Royal Shakespeare Company productions with West End stars including Toby Stephens and Vanessa Redgrave.

With Delfont Mackintosh owning the theatre from 2005, the theatre was refurbished and renamed as the Noel Coward Theatre in 2005, opening with the West End premiere of Avenue Q. The Noel Coward’s been home to productions including Hayfever and The Inheritance.

What show is currently at the Noel Coward Theatre?

Dear Evan Hansen DEAR EVAN HANSEN has been playing at the Noel Coward Theatre since November 2019.A profound, new musical about life and the way we live it, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has an original score by the Academy Award-winning songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Follow Evan Hansen in a story where he grows with those around him, forming deep connections with his friends and a deeper understanding of the wider world, in this deeply personal and contemporary musical, with tickets on sale now.

How many seats are inside the Noel Coward Theatre?

There’s 930 seats for audience members inside the auditorium at the Noel Coward Theatre. This includes 454 stalls seats, 187 royal circle seats, 157 grand circle seats and 132 balcony seats.

When booking DEAR EVAN HANSEN tickets at the Noel Coward with Encore Tickets, you’ll be able to use our interactive seating plans to find the perfect seat for you. So, if you’re looking for the closest seats to the stage, cheaper deals or premium seats, you can look forward to the best theatre experience possible with us.

Where should I sit at the Noel Coward Theatre?

Noel Coward Theatre

Here’s a seating plan of the Noel Coward Theatre, where you can look at all four seating levels. Wherever you sit, you can look forward to an incredible performance of DEAR EVAN HANSEN.

Still don’t know where to sit at the Noel Coward Theatre? Read more about the seat arrangements in all London auditoriums with our theatre guide, as well as what to do if you’re seeing a show by yourself or in large groups.

What restaurants are near the Noel Coward Theatre?

Want to dine just a few minutes away from the Noel Coward? With so many restaurants in the capital, it can be difficult to decide where to eat. Why not reserve your table at restaurants near the Noel Coward Theatre today so you can relax and not worry about finding an empty spot.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Cantina LaredoDiscover a vibrant Mexican cuisine, with a menu celebrating the country’s rich heritage.1:00pm/6:00pm
Tuttons Brasserie and BarEnjoy the best of British produce at this award-winning restaurant that overlooks the Covent Garden piazza.5:30pm/6:00pm/10:00pm