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Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
+44 845 200 7981
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2nd trip to The Aldwych

Our 2nd trip to this excellent theatre, this time to see Beautiful about the life and music of... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Allen F
One of the Top Things We Did in the UK

We saw "Beautiful-the Carole King Story" and it was one of the best shows we have ever seen and we... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
Mount Airy, Maryland
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There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and diverse claims to fame as the Aldwych.During the period from 1925 until 1933 the theatre housed a series of farces by Ben Travers which have gone down in history as 'The Aldwych Farces'. They included such familiar titles as A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness. Nearly 30 years later, on 15 December 1960, the Royal Shakespeare Company took over the Aldwych as its London base.During the next 21 years, prior to the company moving to its theatre in the Barbican, history was frequently made.The Aldwych is currently the residence for the Olivier & Tony award winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
Covent Garden
+44 845 200 7981
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Our 2nd trip to this excellent theatre, this time to see Beautiful about the life and music of Carole King - wow must see again when it goes on the road next month.

Thank Allen F
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We saw "Beautiful-the Carole King Story" and it was one of the best shows we have ever seen and we have seen a lot. We are from the US and see a lot of theater and this was one of the best. The actors were...More

Thank sewcraz4361
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

What a show! Many amazing performers, real stage quality and musicality executed to perfection. Bought tickets on the day from theatre box office. L20 Stalls, great view and aisle seat so easy to get in and out. Value £90, paid £32. Excellent value for money....More

Thank maynardc
Reviewed July 2, 2017

The Show was really great, everyone should see it and sing along like we did before it goes, very enjoyable evening. Thank you to the Aldwych Theatre Access team for arranging our seating. Our daughter Katie is severely sight impaired and we were extremely impressed...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

This, like many theatres in London is beautifully ornate and from an era when time and extravagance were spent on aesthetics. It is a lovely venue to watch a performance and unlike some others the bar is a decent size to accommodate many people before...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant show went to the afternoon performance. It had everything. Only downfall and nothing to do with the theatre I was that I was sat behind a really tall man and had to keep dodging to see the stage as we were sat in the...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful was beautiful saw for second time yesterday.it was so so good loved it great songs was sat up in the grand circle right at top great view row k not much leg room but was okay for me and great price too Cassidy janson...More

Thank Alice V
Reviewed June 24, 2017

1. Access: Public by Tube ( Coventry Stn), Bus, or walking. 7/10 2. Location: Just of "The Strand, across from Waterloo Bridge 6.5/10 3. Condition: Of course it's olde, but the seats have been redone, but scant leg room..7.5/10 4. Amenities: Near Covent Garden, stuffed...More

Thank Britishcanadianeh
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Small, intimate and classy. Saw "Beautiful" and the family decided that the this evening was the highlight of our London trip. The Aldwych was a perfect venue for this outstanding play.

Thank 209ron
Reviewed June 4, 2017

We went to see the show for my wife birthday ,booked the front row seat, the price wasn't bad, but well worth it, the cast was fantastic ,the whole story was play out Very very good, will be seeing the show again soon, can't wait.

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opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
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May 7, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Well I'm not sure but if it's not the balcony, they will probably be good seats as we were in the balcony but I must say it was a really good musical... enjoy
Gary C
April 19, 2017|
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Response from forshara | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Aldwych Theater this past December, 2016. I didn't sit in the stalls but I believe that the seats are your average theater size seats. You might try calling the theater directly and asking them your question... More
Mary Banks
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Penwyllt | Reviewed this property |
Dress Circle is the one to go for. If you go to the Aldwych theatre web site, and search for access and facilities, you get the full run down including recommended seats for wheelchair users and poor mobility