The Duchess Theatre opened in London in 1929. The following year, The Intimate Revue opened and closed at the Duchess Theatre on the same night!
Fortunately, the theatre’s luck turned around with long running productions such as Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit in 1942, the musical Oh! Calcutta! in 1974 and Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress For Dinner in 1992. Many stars have appeared in shows at the Duchess Theatre including David Suchet and Mark Rylance.
The auditorium has two levels – Stalls and Grand Circle.
In the Stalls, seats curve inwards towards the end of each row and the seats are not raked until Row G. The Grand Circle overhangs the Stalls from Row G onwards.
The Circle offers good views throughout, and it is a very intimate theatre so does not feel removed from the action.
The Play That Goes Wrong is at the Duchess Theatre in London. The Duchess Theatre is located on Catherine Street. It's close to West End theatres including the Novello Theatre and the Aldwych Theatre.
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
Night bus numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.