Aldwych Theatre Tours and Activities
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Since opening its doors in 1905 in the heart of London’s West End theater district, the historic Aldwych Theatre has hosted some of the city’s most compelling plays and musicals, including recent hits such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind, Fame, and Dirty Dancing.
Built in 1905 to the design of architect W.G.R. Sprague, the grand Baroque theatre is now a Grade II listed building, with a 1,200-seat auditorium spread over three levels. The theatre made its mark on London’s West End in the 1960s and 70s, when it became the temporary home of the Royal Shakespeare Company and staged various RSC productions including The Wars of the Roses, The Greeks, and Nicholas Nickleby. Most recently, it’s been the London home of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Aldwych Theatre is located on Aldwych Street in London’s West End theater district, just a short stroll from Covent Garden.
Did You Know? The first London production of Tennessee William’s classic ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ was directed at the Aldwych Theatre by Laurence Oliver in 1949, starring Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois.
Address: 49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
Hours: Daily depending on show times
Admission: Show ticket prices vary
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Aldwych Theatre
Love musicals? This interactive walking tour won’t just whisk you away to some of the West End’s top theaters—it will also come with a soundtrack. Meet your guide in Central London, and grab a headset. During your 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) walk, you’ll discover the West End’s key landmarks, will learn insider stories and facts from your guide, and will listen to different show tunes along the way—singing and dancing are warmly encouraged.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Aldwych Theatre hours of operation?
Aldwych Theatre hours of operation: Daily depending on show times. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Aldwych Theatre?
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