The original Sky One TV series, Brainiac: Science Abuse, hung up its lab coat for the last time some 11 years ago so not only did my seven-year-old twins have absolutely zero familiarity with the franchise but I also entered the Garrick Theatre with a healthy dose of telly-brand-extension scepticism. Fast-forward to an hour later and their grins of delight seem to have become permanent and I’m now the proud mother of two super-fans! This show is short, sharp and absolutely exhilarating for … [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.
Cast Announced for Mamet's Bitter Wheat, starring John Malkovich - as rehearsals begin for David Mamet’s new play Bitter Wheat which opens at the Garrick Theatre in London on Friday 7th June 2019, with a press night on Wednesday 19th June 2019. The run, which was originally scheduled to finish on 14th September, now finishes on Saturday 21st September 2019. Joining the previously announced John Malkovich as Barney Fein, Doon Mackichan as Sondra and Ioanna Kimbook as Yung Kim Li are: … [Read more...]
Brainiac Live! is delighted to announce that the show that laughs in the face of science is coming to London’s West End for a strictly limited season from 31 July to 1 September 2019. Tickets for Brainiac Live! are on sale from the Garrick Theatre Box Office. Based on the much loved, popular science entertainment TV show, the live show is a breathless, fun and fact-filled exploration of the weird and wonderful world of science, that through a series of high energy experiments delves … [Read more...]
It would have been too handy, I suppose, for a list of songs to be included in the programme for Rip It Up – The 60s, but they do pack them in and stack them high, higher even than Motown the Musical. But I didn’t feel nearly as frustrated about truncated melodies as I did when I saw Motown. This is essentially a song-and-dance extravaganza and doesn’t pretend to be anything else. Two of the four ‘allstars’, as presenter Cavin Cornwall repeatedly called them, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith MBE … [Read more...]
The multi award-winning John Malkovich returns to the West End stage after nearly 30 years to play Barney Fein, a top dog Hollywood producer in Bitter Wheat, a new play by the legendary author, director and playwright David Mamet. It will preview at the Garrick Theatre on Friday 7 June 2019 with a press night on Wednesday 19 June 2019 and will be directed by Mamet. Malkovich, one of the world’s most revered actors, is best known for his many films including Dangerous Liaisons, Being John … [Read more...]