32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Wyndham’s Theatre Seating Plan
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: The theatre can be seen opposite the station.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38
Night Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38
Car Park: St Martin’s Lane Hotel
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets, Wheelchair accessible
Wyndham’s Theatre London
Charles Wyndham had always dreamed of building a theatre of his own and through the admiration of a patron and the financial confidence of friends, he was able to realise his dream when Wyndham’s Theatre, designed by W G R Sprague opened in Aldwych Road on 16th November 1899, in the presence of the Prince Of Wales. The first play performed here was a revival of T W Robertson’s David Garrick.
In 1910 Gerald du Maurier began an association with the theatre which was to due to be for fifteen years and would include the stage debut of screen goddess Tallulah Bankhead. Du Maurier’s small daughter, Daphne, often watched her father perform from the wings and thirty years later, she would present her own play The Years Between, on the very same stage.
In January 1954 a small-scale musical pastiche, which was originally from the small Players Theatre arrived here. Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend ran for 2078 performances before transferring to Broadway. During the sixties and early seventies the theatre continued to provide a setting for theatre greats such as Alec Guinness, Vanessa Redgrave and Diana Rigg. Godspell arrived in 1972 starring in the original cast David Essex, Marti Webb, Jeremy Irons, Julie Covington.
More recent times have seen, many distinguished productions, including the world premiere of Arthur Miller’s The Ride Down Mount Morgan and the British premiere of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. Twenty-five years after making her stage debut here, Diana Rigg returned to play Medea in a very successful season.
The critically acclaimed comedy, Art started its record-breaking run in 1996 with Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott. Pop queen Madonna made her West End debut at Wyndham’s performing in a sell-out production of Up For Grabs.