Dear Evan Hansen
Noel Coward Theatre, London
Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

The Noël Coward Theatre opened on 12 Mar. 1903, originally named the New Theatre. Designed by W. G. R. Sprague, the exterior takes on a classical style, with a lavish interior in a Rococo style. The theatre was commissioned by Sir Charles Wyndham who also commissioned the Wyndham’s Theatre. A major refurbishment took place in 2006, though most of the theatres original features and design have been retained, and it is notable for its use of white and gold in its interior, and the portrait medallions that line the walls, depicting French Kings and Queens.

In 1973, the theatre’s name was changed from the New Theatre to the Albery Theatre, as a tribute to the theatre’s long-serving manager Sir Bronson Albery. Sir Cameron Mackintosh acquired the theatre through his company, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, in 2005 and renamed the theatre the Noël Coward Theatre in memory of the famous playwright, Noel Coward.

The theatre famously played host to two theatre companies whose theatres were destroyed during the Blitz – the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells both performed at the theatre until their new theatres were built in the 1950s. The theatre also played host to the premiere of Lionel Bart’s world famous musical Oliver! The show was a huge success, running for 2,618 performances. Several notable actors have appeared in productions at the theatre, including Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart. The theatre also housed the West End premiere of Dear Evan Hansen.

Noël Coward Theatre Seating Information

The auditorium has four levels - Stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony.

The Stalls offers excellent views throughout, with the Royal Circle overhang only affecting the view from seats in Row S onwards. The raking of the seat isn't noticable in the front 5 rows, but the high setting of the stage allows for good views.

The view from the Royal Circle is completely unobstructed and the seating is well raked.

The Grand Circle is set fairly high, but again offers unobstructed views of the stage. The legroom is slightly narrow, however.

Whilst the Balcony is very high, the seats are well raked and comfortable with a good amount of legroom.

Seating Plan
Noel Coward Theatre seat plan
Noel Coward Theatre Map and Travel Info
Nearest tube: 
Leicester Square
Tube lines: 
Piccadilly, Northern
West End
Railway station: 
Charing Cross
Bus numbers: 
(Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: 
(Charing Cross) 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: 
St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Within congestion zone?: 
Directions from tube: 
(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
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