Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
West End

Built four times on the same site. The first building, 1663-1672. It was destroyed by fire on 25th January 1672; The second building, 1674-1791. Re-built by Sir Christopher Wren and opening on 26th March 1674 in the presence of King Charles II. It was demolished in 1791 because it was too small and out of date; The third building, 1794-1809. Designed by Henry Holland. Opened on 12th March 1794.This building burned down for the second time on 24th February 1809; The fourth and present building, designed by Benjamin Wyatt. Opened on 10th October 1812 with a performance of "Hamlet". The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is currently owned by The Really Useful Group.

Travel Info
Nearest tube: 
Covent Garden
Tube lines: 
Railway station: 
Charing Cross
Bus numbers: 
(Aldwych) 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, RV1, 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)
Within congestion zone?: 
Directions from tube: 
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres it will be on your left in Russell Street/Catherine Street.
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