Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
432 people


The Fortune Theatre opened on 8 Nov. 1924, and was the first theatre to be built in London after World War I.

During the 1930s, the Fortune Theatre hosted a plethora of works including several from amateur societies. The theatre was used during World War II by the Entertainments National Service Association, who provided entertainment for the British armed forces.

Following the war, the entertainment elite performed at the Fortune Theatre, including Judi Dench, Maureen Lipman and Alan Bennett.

The Fortune Theatre is most famous for hosting its current production, The Woman in Black which has played at the theatre since June 1989. The theatre is currently owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Fortune Theatre Seating Information

The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. The Fortune Theatre is the second smallest West End house and offers a very inclusive theatrical experience.

The Stalls offers good legroom throughout. The seating rake affects the last few rows of seats.

The Dress Circle seats still allow good views.

The Upper Circle is set relatively high in the theatre for such a small space, set back from the Dress Circle.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

Fortune TheatreRussell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Nearest tubeCovent Garden

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 go left on Russell Street, from where the theatre logo can be seen.

Located in Congestion Charge ZoneYes

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