A rip-roaring romp around the violent vicissitudes of the seriously rabid reigns of the Tudors. You may have thought that Henry the Eighth was a soft and cuddly composer of sweet, fashion-conscious love ditties and that Good Queen Bess was a paragon of regal virtue but this show puts you right: they weren’t. Rather they were psychotic pathological monsters and they were in every sense of the word HORRIBLE. I mean REALLY HORRIBLE. So HORRIBLE in fact that you'd never dream of bringing your … [Read more...]
Garrick Theatre London Tickets
The Garrick Theatre, located in the heart of London's West End, is a historic venue that has been entertaining audiences for over 100 years. The venue first opened its doors in 1889 and has since become a popular destination for people from around the world.
Having booked your tickets, transportation to the Garrick is easily accessible, as the venue is located within walking distance of several tube stations, including Leicester Square, Charing Cross, and Covent Garden. Additionally, there are several bus routes that stop near the Garrick, making it a convenient location for those traveling by public transportation.
Having booked your tickets for the Garrick you may be interested to know what else there is to do, either before or after your visit. When it comes to dining options near the Garrick Theatre, there are several restaurants in the area that offer pre-theatre menus for those looking to grab a bite before a show. One such option is The Ivy, a classic British restaurant that offers a pre-theatre menu that includes two courses and a glass of champagne for a reasonable price. Other nearby options include Dishoom, a Bombay-style cafe, and Hawksmoor Seven Dials, a steakhouse that offers a pre-theatre menu with two courses for a fixed price.
As for the theatre itself, the Garrick is known for its intimate atmosphere and its commitment to showcasing a diverse range of productions. Over the years, the theatre has hosted everything from classic plays by Shakespeare to modern productions like The Bodyguard and Young Frankenstein. The venue has also been used for film and television productions, including scenes from the popular BBC series Doctor Who.
In terms of amenities, the Garrick Theatre offers a bar area where patrons can enjoy a drink before the show or during intermission. The venue also has accessible seating options for those with disabilities and a cloakroom for storing coats and bags during the performance.
Overall, the Garrick Theatre is a must-visit destination for theatre enthusiasts and tourists alike. With the Garrick's rich history, diverse range of productions, and convenient location, it's no wonder why the Garrick continues to be one of London's most beloved theatres. So whether you're in town for a weekend or you're a local looking for a night out, be sure to check out the Garrick Theatre for an unforgettable theatre experience.
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: (2 minutes) Go along Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car Park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Garrick Theatre London
The Garrick Theatre was designed by Walter Emden, and C J Phipps as a consultant to help with the planning on this site which included an underground river.
The theatre was built for W S Gilbert, who was responsible for the book and lyrics of all Savoy Operas with Sir Arthur Sullivan. The theatre opened on 24th April, 1889 and was named after David Garrick, an 18th Century actor. The theatre has retained its Victorian aspects. Sir John Hare produced and starred in The Profligate with Johnston Forbes Robertson and Lewis Waller in 1889.
When first built the theatre had 800 seats on four levels, but since then the gallery has been closed and the seating capacity reduced to 656. The gold leaf auditorium was restored in 1986 by the designer Carl Toms and in 1997 the front facade also had a facelift. The theatre has largely been associated with comedies or comedy-dramas.
Recent productions include a No Sex Please We’re British, which then transferred to the Duchess Theatre in August 1986. On 24th October 1995 the Royal National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls opened here, having played successful seasons at the RNT’s Lyttelton and Olivier theatres as well as the Aldwych Theatre and a season on Broadway.
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THEY WERE THE DRIFTERS. SHE WAS THE BOSS. THIS IS THEIR STORY. The Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady BEVERLEY KNIGHT stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical - THE DRIFTERS GIRL. Coming to the West End Autumn 2020, discover the remarkable story of THE DRIFTERS, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. BEVERLEY KNIGHT stars as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of THE DRIFTERS, who, alongside her husband, fought for … [Read more...]