The ultimate Strictly boy band of dance bring their spectacular show to London’s West End from February 2019. A huge success for the Strictly celebrities, Rip it Up - The 60s brings the decade smashing into the 21st century through an explosion of song, dance, acrobatics and amazing visuals to celebrate the most revolutionary cultural period ever in its first ever West End run, opening at the Garrick Theatre for four months from the 7th February 2019. Following a highly successful 2018 UK … [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.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote, which originally premiered at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2016, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019. The award-winning poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton has adapted Miguel de Cervantes’ iconic novel which tells the famous, farcical story of a self-fashioned travelling knight accompanied by his faithful squire. A labyrinthine world of rogues, … [Read more...]
In the science lab our story starts, the young Dr Frankenstein (or should that be Fronkensteen?) is trying everything to escape the legacy left by his grandfather yet, in this totally crazy and brilliant show, he ends up lured back to his grandfather’s estate where he creates a monster of his own. The show is full of humour from start to finish, not clever humour but very silly humour which allows you to totally disconnect from reality. Parody and innuendo are very high on the list of laughs … [Read more...]
This bit by Claudee aged 10: Last week my Grandpa told me he would take me to see Gangsta Granny but in return, I would have to help him write a review. This seemed fair so I helped him do it. Then a few days later, he said he had tickets to see Horrible Histories which made me very excited as I love the television programmes and want to read the books. But he said you have to write another review. I didn’t expect this as I’d just done the other one but he muttered something about … [Read more...]
When my Grandpa told me we were going to see Gangsta Granny live on stage! - I was very, very excited. I have read the book loads of times and watched the TV programme which I really enjoyed. Now it was going to be live on stage in a real theatre and I was going to see it! But then he told me that I would have to write a review of the show – something I had never done before so here goes. When we got to the theatre, there was a red carpet outside and a lot of photographers … [Read more...]