The Duke Of York’s Theatre opened as the Trafalgar Square Theatre in 1892.The playhouse received its current name three years later in 1895, in honour of the future King George V.
Famous productions to play at the Duke Of York’s Theatre include David Belasco’s Madame Butterfly in 1900 – Puccini was in the audience and famously turned the story into an opera. J. M. Barrie's famous creation Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up opened at the theatre on 27 Dec. 1904.
Typically, the Duke of York's Theatre is home to short-running plays, with West End and Broadway stars appearing.
The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle.
The Stalls offer good legroom throughout, and the raking of the seats is very good, noticeably from Row D onwards.
In the Royal Circles, there is no visual obstruction from the Upper Circle.
The seats in the Upper Circle curve towards the stage. The final two rows of the Upper Circle are bench seats.
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.