The Aldwych Theatre was built in 1905, named after its street location. sits on. The Aldwych Theatre was built as a pair with the Novello Theatre by designer W. G. R. Sprague.
The Aldwych Farces dominated early 20th-century programming, followed by Laurence Olivier directing Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire. The Royal Shakespeare Company then moved in for a 21-year tenure from 1960.
The Nederlander Organisation currently own the Aldwych Theatre. Recent shows at the Aldwych Theatre includeBeautiful – The Carole King Musical — the story of iconic songwriter Carole King, and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical — the story of Tina Turner.
The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle.
In the Stalls there is a good rake for the seating which allows for good visibility of the stage. The overhang of the Dress Circle blocks the top of the stage from Row L onwards.
The Dress Circle is on an excellent rake too and there isn’t a safety bar at the front meaning that there is a great view from most seats. The Grand Circle overhangs from Row B and affects the view from Row E.
The Grand Circle is very high in this theatre, and it should be noted that seats in Row D onwards do not have armrests and are fixed seats.
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is at the Aldwych Theatre. The Aldwych Theatre is located on Aldwych in the West End. It's near the Novello Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Location: West End
Bus numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243; (Strand) 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 176, 341
Night bus numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 139, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N91, N155, N171, N551, N343; (Strand) 176, 341, N9, N15, N21, N44, N76 Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
Directions from Charing Cross Station: (10mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right. When you reach the fork, veer left onto Aldwych.