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Aldwych TheatreWith the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello (formerly the Strand) theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for being the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (from 1960 to 1982), and for Ben Travers' famed Aldwych Farces, which played here from 1925 to 1933. Previous notable productions include Noel Coward's Private Lives starring Joan Collins and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf starring Diana Rigg and David Suchet.

 

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TinaTinaTinaPhyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. Featuring the iconic songs that propelled Turner to fame, Tina, the stage spectacular charts her rise from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the top of the glo2018-03-21T19:30:00+00002018-06-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  21st March to 16th June 2018
Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. Featuring the iconic songs that propelled Turner to fame, Tina, the stage spectacular charts her rise from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the top of the glo... More about this event
 
 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  24% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  36% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  35% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Aldwych Theatre

Nearest to Aldwych Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Near Aldwych Theatre
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Aldwych Theatre

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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Aldwych Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 20th October 2018
Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
Aldwych Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Aldwych Theatre
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Aldwych Theatre
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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Homage at The Waldorf Hilton
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
22 The Aldwych, The Waldorf Hilton, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Homage is located in one of the stately ballrooms of the Waldorf Hilton right next to Covent Garden. As you might expect, it is a prestige ... More
 
 
 
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Lundenwic
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
45 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Oli Hiam and Dom Hamdy, the pair behind gourmet scotch eggs pop-up Scotchtails extend beyond the meat-wrapped egg snack to fresh salads, sandwiches and toasties with ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Aldwych Theatre
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Near Aldwych Theatre
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Aldwych Theatre.
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Aldwych Theatre.
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Aldwych Theatre
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
 

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42nd Street
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 1 minute walk from Aldwych Theatre

Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Beats On Pointe
Dance | Until 24th February 2018 

Peacock Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Classical ballet goes toe-to-toe with street dance in this fun-fuelled dance mash-up that also includes beatboxing, singing and freestyle performances....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats of ...More

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 
Royal Opera: Carmen
Concerts | Until 16th March 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Australian director Barrie Kosky - "a maverick whose successes include a radical staging of Handel's oratorio Saul at Glyndebourne" (Telegraph) ...More

Royal Opera: Tosca
Royal Opera: Tosca
Concerts | Until 3rd March 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Aldwych Theatre

Dan Ettinger and Placido Domingo conduct three casts led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin in Puccini's emotionally ...More

 

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Concerts | On 24th March 

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