Built over an underground river, the Garrick Theatre London is named after the Shakespearean actor, David Garrick. The historic site opened in the year 1889 and was financed by the playwright W.S. Gilbert. The original theatre, which could fit 800 people, was designed by Walter Emden and C.J. Phillips. In 1968, an active campaign by the Musician’s Union, Equity, and many theatre groups saved the Garrick Theatre from the proposed redevelopment of the Covent Garden.
Some of the notable plays that have been performed here include The Profligate, A Pair of Spectacles, The Wedding Guest, and No Sex Please, We’re British. More recent productions that have been performed at the Garrick Theatre are All on her Own, Harlequinade, Red Velvet, The Painkiller, and The Entertainer. The latest production coming to the Garrick Theatre is The Drifters Girl.
Address: 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH, UK
Seating Capacity: 732
Check out the Garrick Theatre London Seating Plan here.
Coming Soon To The Garrick Theatre
The Drifters Girl (Oct 1, 2020 - Feb 13, 2021)
West End favorite and the Queen of British Soul Beverly Knight stars in this all-new production of The Drifters Girl. This musical follows the remarkable story of THE DRIFTERS, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.
Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, fought alongside her husband for three decades to turn Atlantic Records' hottest new vocal group into a global phenomenon. The musical follows her journey through the heights of the band's career, when they were minting hit records and performing at sell-out tours, and down into the lows of a series of legal battles and personal tragedies.
Monday to Saturday - 07:30 PM
Wednesday, Saturday - 02:30 PM
Wheelchair users can access the theatre through the Dress Circle, which is on street level. Please make yourself known to the staff, who will help you get seated. Please note that row E in the Dress Circle has wheelchair space.
Assistive Listening System: The theatre has a Williams sound hearing assistance system. Please note that headsets are available on a first come first served basis.
Cloakroom: A cloakroom is available at the venue.
Guide Dogs: Garrick Theatre allows guide dogs in the theatre. In case you deem the sound too loud, the theatre staff is happy to look after your guide dog. Please note that the theatre can dog sit only two dogs at a time.
Toilets: Male and female toilets are located on every level. An adapted unisex toile is located in the main foyer.
- A limited number of booster cushions are available at the theatre.
- Snacks can be brought into the auditorium but please note that hot food will not be allowed inside.
- The theatre is air conditioned, so be sure to carry a ligth sweater in case it gets chilly.
- The Garrick Theatre has a strict no glass policy, so all drinks will have to be transferred to plastic cups before you enter the auditorium.
Tube: The nearest tube station is the Leicester Square station (Picadilly Line and Northern Line - Charing Cross).
Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 23, 24, 29, 87, 88, 91, 139, 176, and 453.
Restaurants near Garrick Theatre London
1. Garrick Arms: Enjoy a couple of drinks here before or after seeing the play at Garrick Theatre. This traditional pub has a relaxing vibe!
2. Steak & Co.: As the name suggests, the perfect place to have some mouth-watering, sizzling steaks.
3. Bella Italia: This Italian restaurant chain is a good place to relax and try some delicious pizza.
4. Leicester Square Kitchen: With an incredible selection of Mexican and Peruvian dishes, along with fine wines, this is perfect for a quick stop before your show.
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