Gillian Lynne Theatre

Gillian Lynne Theatre

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The Gillian Lynne Theatre is one of the most legendary theatres in the UK. Found on Drury Lane in London's world-famous West End, it has been Britain's main venue for many celebrated plays and musicals, and has a fascinating history.

So many spectacular shows

The Gillian Lynne Theatre is owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber's own company, Really Useful Theatres, and has been the definitive venue for many of his most famous shows, such as Cats, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, and School of Rock the Musical. It will continue to be the best place for you to experience his upcoming musicals like Cinderella, so be sure to check out what's on.

The theatre has been the stage for many other fabulous performances as well. The Royal Shakespeare Company have made it their main venue on multiple occasions for plays like King Lear, and The Seagull, and it has also felt the presence of other illustrious showmen like the Blue Man Group.

It became the primary place to see theatre productions of Grease and more recently War Horse. When you take your seat and watch the curtains open, you'll know immediately why this venue has played host to so many prestigious acts.

A peculiar past

The Gillian Lynne Theatre was not always a theatre. It started life in the 18th century as a tavern that became the talk of the town for the singalongs it hosted, eventually becoming so popular that in 1911, it needed a whole new building to accommodate its patrons.

It was moved to the spot where it currently stands and opened as the New Middlesex Theatre of Varieties - although its name would go through many transitions throughout its lifetime, becoming the Winter Garden Theatre then the New London before it eventually settled on the Gillian Lynne Theatre in 2018. The current building was rebuilt from the rubble of the original in 1973.

Fabulous facilities

You don't become as prestigious as the Gillian Lynne Theatre without offering a comfortable and memorable stay for your guests, so expect first-class service and facilities during your visit. With multiple bars and over 1000 seats, there's plenty of room for everyone.

The theatre is accessible by bus, car, and even the underground, conveniently located between the Covent Garden and Holborn stations. There's also plenty of disabled access, as the theatre has designated spots for wheelchairs, accessible toilets, and equipment for deaf or hearing-impaired guests.

Your trip to the Gillian Lynne Theatre will be one of the most memorable theatregoing experiences you ever have, so why not check out what they're showing today?

Standing at the Sky's Edge

The multi-award winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge transfers to the West End following two previously sold-out runs

Available to 3 August 2024

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz returns to the West End for four weeks only this August, get your tickets here and follow the yellow brick road!

Available from 15 August 2024 to 8 September 2024

My Neighbour Totoro

Book My Neighbour Totoro tickets! The stage adaptation of the Studio Ghibli blockbuster and winner of six Olivier awards is live on stage in London!

Available from 8 March 2025 to 2 November 2025
166 Drury Lane,
London WC2B 5PW
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