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Arts TheatreThe Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. One of the smallest West End theatres, it has retained its reputation for short runs of innovative and controversial productions. The UK premiere of Beckett's Waiting for Godot was held at this theatre, as were The Vagina Monologues, The Pet Shop Boys Musical, and Justin Butcher's satire The Madness of George Dubya.

 

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Six The MusicalSix The MusicalToby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight firmly on the fates of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. Directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage. Not suitable for under 12s.2020-06-02T20:00:00+01002021-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  26% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  39% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  42% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Arts Theatre
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What was ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
 
 
 
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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The Doctor
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th April to 18th July 2020
Arts Theatre, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in Robert Icke's The Doctor when it ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th July 2020
Arts Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Arts Theatre
Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelley, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams ...More
 
 
 
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The Watsons
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th May to 26th September 2020
Arts Theatre, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Arts Theatre
Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre from Chichester ...More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Etsy House
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
Etsy House opens in Covent Garden for three days on the 5th December 2014 selling a curated selection of some of the best that Etsy, the ... More
 
 
 
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
 
 
 
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Bill's
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
28 St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
Combining an old-fashioned grocer with an appealing delicatessen and an informal café serving a British and Mediterranean-influenced menu, the first London outlet of Bill's boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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Arte
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Arts Theatre, 6 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Arts Theatre
Brasseries ... More
 
 
 
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Tredwells
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
4a Upper St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
Marcus Wareing, the chef behind Michelin-starred London restaurant MARCUS at The Berkeley Hotel, turns restaurateur with Tredwells, a casual British restaurant open seven days a ... More
 
 
 
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Salvador And Amanda
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
8 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Arts 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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Arts Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Arts 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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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Arts 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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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Arts Theatre
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Arts Theatre.
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Arts Theatre
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Arts Theatre
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Arts Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Arts Theatre
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
Comedy | On 2nd June 2020 

Ambassadors Theatre 1 minute walk from Arts Theatre

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee's 2016 character-driven piece about falling in love inspired by composer Gustav Mahler's decision to write ...More

Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Noel Coward Theatre 1 minute walk from Arts Theatre

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal point for a community's grief ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 13th September 2020 

The Hippodrome 1 minute walk from Arts Theatre

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Leopoldstadt
Leopoldstadt
Theatre | Until 13th June 2020 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Arts Theatre

Tom Stoppard's epic family drama and "his most personal play yet" (The Times) comes to the West End in January ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th December 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from Arts Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from Arts Theatre

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
In the Blood
In the Blood
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Arts Theatre

The first production in Michael Longhurst's second season as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse will be Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori ...More

 
The Doctor
The Doctor
Theatre | Until 18th July 2020 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Arts Theatre

Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in ...More

 
City Of Angels
City Of Angels
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Arts Theatre

A hit for the Donmar in 2014 when it ran as the theatre's Christmas production, Cy Coleman and David Zippel's ...More

 

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