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Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
+44 845 200 7981
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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London
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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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49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
Covent Garden
+44 845 200 7981
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank number1son
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well where do I start with this? This was a surprise as part of my London Weekend away and what a surprise it was. This show is one of those where no words will describe how good it was. The songs are guaranteed to have...More

Thank ryanoneil2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theatre is amazing with beautiful décor, staff very helpful going the extra mile with a smile, The show was fantastic. A place you must visit at least once for the whole experience

Thank shazon24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like many West End Theatres, the Aldwych is bijou and compact, and a rabbit warren of stairs and corridors. We thoroughly enjoyed the production from mid-positioned stall seats, however please bear in mind the restricted views if you are seated further back in the stalls....More

Thank TheWTandNBTT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful show and story even if you're not a big Carol King fan.The quality of all performances was excellent and the music was top notch. It's a relatively small theatre and the first 10 or so does go right across the room so if...More

Thank Lysasmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Friday showing of Carole King musical. It was very good and very enjoyable. Staff very polite and helpful.

Thank Rich52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife booked us tickets for my birthday and what a great show! My word can this cast sing, from start to finish I loved every minute, one of the best shows I have seen. Go see it you won't be disappointed

Thank SandDCardiff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have seen this excellent show. The seating is a little snug but the view of the stage from seats D3and D4 in the dress circle was very good. The performance by Cassidy Jansen and the rest of the cast...More

Thank ChristineCundall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to see 'Beautiful' to celebrate our wedding anniversary! The theatre is very easy to find! Staff very helpful. We had seats in the Grand Circle quite a lot of stairs to climb but well worth it as we had a super view! We...More

Thank 518rosemary
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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Hi, we are thinking of booking tickets for beautiful at the aldwych theatre,has anyone booked the stalls in row D 19/20,are they good seats? Also what are the seats like for the dress circle row E 1-6 Thanks
7 May 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
how wide are the seats in the stalls thanks
20 April 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
Which part of the theatre works best for people with access issues-ie where are the least number of stairs from the entrance foyer of the theatre?
16 February 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