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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF, England
+44 844 412 4660
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Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration.The theatre has not one, but two, royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia. Previous buildings were managed by the great actor David Garrick and the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and he current, fourth, building was opened in 1812.The theatre was renowned for its spectacular Victorian melodramas and pantomimes but since the 1920s its history has mirrored the development of the modern musical. From the original London productions of American musicals Rose Marie, The Desert Song and Show Boat, through Ivor Novello’s romantic operettas and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking post-war shows to The Producers and The Lord of the Rings. My Fair Lady held the record as the theatres longest run for many years but Cameron Mackintosh’s record breaking production of Miss Saigon, at ten years, is the current record holder.
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“tap dancing” (21 reviews)
“backstage tour” (14 reviews)
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Catherine Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF, England
Covent Garden
+44 844 412 4660
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have seen this show a great many times but this production is FAB-UL-OUS and a must see for everyone who likes tap- dancing and singing.

Thank Nanette79
Reviewed 3 days ago

42nd Street is one of my all time favourite shows. The sheer energy of the cast from start to finish was just wonderful. Sheena Easton was fantastic, I never remembered her having such power and range to her voice. The finale when all the dancers...More

Thank Scottishgran_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

42nd Street was absolutely brilliant. The cast, the dancing, the singing everything about this musical was great. The one downside is if you can only get seats in the stalls rows zz, z, yy or y then don't bother. The view is terrible and the...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 2 teenagers to see 42nd Street. I was really hoping that they we would love it, but there isnt much of a story. The dancing is fantastic and some scenes are like the old films. My older daughter was a bit bored with the...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We do accept these seats are restricted view but didn’t expect zero view! The seats are zz26 zz27 and whilst at the back and the upper circle cuts some of the stage out they are lower than the ones in front and we had to...More

Thank steve c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today i will give an insight into what the Theatre royal Drury lane is actually like. 1.The first point I would like to make is that the Theatre royal, Drury lane is one of the most oldest theatres in the world. You can learn about...More

Thank Dantelling
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see 42nd Street which, after a slow start, had some wonderful spectacular dance routines. However, because of the extremely cramped seating the enjoyment was spoiled. I am 6ft and had to have my legs folded under my seat because there is nowhere...More

Thank arby27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best musical I've ever seen! Full of fun, colour and lights and very talented tap dancers! Lovely theatre and an excellent view from the stalls.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see 42nd Street and sat in the stalls (row H) on the right side. The view was good and access to the bar and toilets easy. There was enough leg room, but have to say the seats could do with an upgrade...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely theatre but the cast of 42nd street were simply amazing. Brilliant show, brilliant music and flawless performances from the stand-in leading ladies and gents. How can they put in performances like that 8 times a week? Great bonus is encouraging you to pre-pay and...More

Thank dekofnot
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Jan C
23 December 2017|
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Response from Martie227 | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site for the theatre and you will see that you should make yourself known to the manager who will arrange for you to enter from a side door directly into the stalls area. You should also ask about when you are... More
Jan C
23 December 2017|
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Response from BryantheViking71 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw !
25 October 2017|
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Response from faithandhope2live | Reviewed this property |
Only 5 minutes walk from there to the theatre. Enjoy!