Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre

Head to the Fortune Theatre in London's West End for an unforgettable experience

Opened in 1924 and the first theatre to be built after WWI, the Fortune Theatre oozes history. Did you know, it's one of the smallest theatres in Covent Garden, which is why it was once described as the most intimate of theatres. Thanks to this, wherever you sit in the auditorium, you're lucky enough to feel as if you're in the front row.

With over 5000 performances under its belt, the theatre is famous due to being the home to the thrilling West End hit Woman in Black since 1989.

Let the night begin!

Arrive early and soak up the atmosphere with a drink - perhaps a nice G&T will get your evening off to the right start. If you're about to watch Woman in Black, we recommend a pre-show drink to put you at ease for what you're about to see!

It's known as 'the most terrifying live experience in the world' by many and isn't suitable for children under 12 (even if they're brave).

The lights dim, and the show begins

The small auditorium really helps create the perfect thrilling atmosphere for the performance. Due to the intimate capacity, the entire theatre fills with silence at the most tense moments, which will get you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Over seven million people have been to watch the legendary show. We won't spoil it, but its popularity and success only go to show what a great experience this is. So get comfy in your seats and await the start of the performance - we hope you're feeling brave!

Enjoyed a show here before?

Maybe you've watched a performance here before? Other gripping plays and musicals which the theatre has been home to include Mr Cinders, Nunsense, and Dangerous Obsession.

The theatre has also had many famous stars tread its boards. Previous iconic stars such as Dame Judy Dench, Dirk Bogarde, and Maureen Lipman, to name just a few have performed here.

How to get here

The Fortune Theatre is easy to get to - located in Russell Street, we recommend using public transport as it's easy and the cheapest way to get here.

There are plenty of buses which will get you to Covent Garden, or you can take the tube. Covent Garden or Holborn tube stations are only a short walk away.

If you're driving, Q-Park Covent Garden is only a seven-minute walk from the theatre, and you can take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland scheme where you get 50% off your parking.

Russell Street,
Covent Garden,
London WC2B 5HH
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