A complete guide to the Savoy Theatre in London

By | Posted on 08-Apr-2020

A complete guide to the Savoy Theatre in London

Have you seen a show at the Savoy before? If you’re wanting to find out more about the Savoy Theatre, then this is the guide for you.

Guide to the Savoy Theatre in the West End

Where is the Savoy Theatre?

The Savoy Theatre is located on the Strand (WC2R 0ET) in London. It’s one of three theatres on the Strand, with the Adelphi Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre further down the road.

How do I get to the Savoy Theatre?

The Savoy Theatre is in central London. The nearest train station is Charing Cross, which is a five-minute walk along the Strand to the venue.

Are you looking to visit the Savoy Theatre via bus? You’ll want to hop on a bus on one of these routes to ensure you’re dropped off as close to theatre as you can be.

Strand: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
Aldwych: 59, 68, 171, 172, 188

Can I travel to the Savoy Theatre by tube?

If you’re travelling on the London Underground to attend a performance at the Savoy Theatre, the nearest tube station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly). Other tube stations nearby include Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern).

When did the Savoy Theatre open?

Built on the grounds of Savoy Palace, the Savoy Theatre opened its doors to the public in 1881 with a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. It’s been home to groundbreaking moments in West End theatre; it was the first theatre to be lit electrically in 1881, with 1,200 bulbs. Throughout the twentieth century, audiences flocked to see shows including the premiere of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. 

The Savoy Theatre was destroyed in a fire in 1990, taking three years to refurbish. In recent years, the theatre’s seen musicals including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Guys and Dolls and Dreamgirls on its stage.

How many seats are inside the Savoy Theatre?

While the Savoy may appear small from the outside, did you know there’s 1128 seats inside the theatre’s auditorium? There’s 519 stalls seats, 347 dress circle seats and 262 upper circle seats.

Where should I sit at the Savoy Theatre?

Savoy Theatre

We’ve attached a seating plan of the Savoy Theatre to the right, so you can see the entire layout of all theatre seating. It’s worth noting that the grand circle seats are high, so it’s advised that if you suffer from vertigo to book stalls seats.

Can’t decide where to sit for the performance at the Savoy? Let us help you. Read more about seats in a theatre with our complete guide.

What restaurants are near the Savoy Theatre?

Reserve your table at a restaurant close to the Savoy today. We’ve listed some of our favourite eateries below, but if you’re wanting to browse from even more restaurants, there’s plenty to choose from here.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Byron StrandIn the historic Grade II listed former restaurant of the Adelphi Theatre close to the Savoy and Lyceum Theatres and all the shops and attractions of Covent Garden.5:30pm
Fire & StoneIts menu of ‘deliciously different pizzas’, inspired by flavours from around the world and made with all the freshest ingredients means there is something for everyone!1:00pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
Ping Pong Covent GardenHandmade Dim Sum and carefully crafted cocktails in the heart of London. This is China – the Ping Pong way.6:00pm/10:00pm/10:30pm
Smith & WollenskyThe steaks are USDA Prime, dry-aged and butchered on-site, making it the only steakhouse in London which offers a cut of meat that combines all three.5:30pm
Thai Square The StrandConveniently located on the Strand, a major thoroughfare in Central London, the restaurant offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.6:00pm
Zizzi The Strand Zizzi is a chain of Italian restaurants found across the United Kingdom, which uses only the freshest local ingredients for the very best local, affordable Italian food.10:00pm