The Adelphi Theatre that exists today is the fourth theatre on the site. The Adelphi Theatre opened in December 1930 with Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers' Evergreen.
The Adelphi Theatre is heavily associated with musical theatre: shows include A Little Night Music in 1975, Cameron Mackintosh’s first production of My Fair Lady in 1982, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, and Chicago from 1997 - 2006.
Recent shows at the Adelphi Theatre include the Olivier Award-winning production of Kinky Boots, set at a Northamptonshire shoe factory where the owner taps into the world of drag to improve business. The Broadway production of Waitress also ran at the Adelphi for two years. Back to the Future made its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in 2021.
The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. The raking of the seats is not particularly substantial in any part of the theatre.
In the Stalls, the overhang of the Dress Circle affects the view of the top of the stage from the seats in Row P and onwards.
In the Dress Circle, patrons may miss action at the top and front of the stage in Row N due to the shallow rake of the seats in front and the overhang of the Upper Circle.
The Upper Circle is set fairly high in this theatre, though is not as far from the stage as in other theatres.
Back to the Future is at the Adelphi Theatre in London. The Adelphi Theatre is located on the Strand. It's close to West End theatres including the Savoy Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre.
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
Night bus numbers: (Strand) 23, 139, 176, N6, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (4mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross the street where possible and go right (approx. 150 metres). The theatre is on your left.