Theatre & Theatreland

Set in the heart of Covent Garden, One Aldwych is within a ten-minute walk of over twenty top West End theatres - here's our guide to some of the dazzling local productions.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in the acclaimed West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. 

2 minute walk

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Aldwych Theatre

The untold story of Carole King's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

2 minute walk

Disney’s The Lion King

Lyceum Theatre

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

2 minute walk

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Duchess Theatre

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to get to the final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

2 minute walk

Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding through the songs of ABBA.

2 minute walk

Guys and Dolls

Savoy Theatre

The classic musical makes a comeback in the West End with its toe-tapping tunes and an excellent cast choreographed by Carlos Acosta. 

3 minute walk

Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre

The Tony award-winning musical from Cyndi Lauper has opened in the West End with a bang and tells the story of a Northampton shoe factory.

5 minute walk

War Horse

New London Theatre

Set during the First World War, War Horse is the tale of the bond between a young recruit and his horse through magnificent, life-sized puppets. Expect an emotionally charged journey through history. Final West End performance 12 March 2016.

5 minute walk

Romeo & Juliet

The Garrick

Starring Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden, Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy is reimagined in this excellent production directed by Kenneth Branagh.

10 minute walk

Motown The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre

Unbeatable music and the incredible story of how Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many others.

10 minute walk

Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this musical by award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled. 

10 minute walk

Thriller Live

Lyric Theatre

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits I Want You Back, ABC, Beat It and Billie Jean. 

15 minute walk

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical

Phoenix Theatre

Bend it like Beckham is a funny, glorious and uplifting adaptation of the much-loved hit film about refusing to watch from the sidelines, bending the rules, and scoring that deciding goal. Final performance 5 March 2016.

15 minute walk

The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre

After winning nine Tony Awards, this comic musical from the creators of South Park is about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries who have come to London.

15 minute walk

Phantom of the Opera

Her Majesty's Theatre

In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, beneath the splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom shamed by his physical appearance and obsessed with the singing sensation Christine.

15 minute walk

Jersey Boys

Piccadilly Theatre

The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in their rag to riches tale from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of international pop-stardom. 

17 minute walk

Nell Gwynn

Apollo Theatre

Gemma Arterton stars in this blissfully entertaining comedy that celebrates an unlikely heroine who starts life as an orange seller, only to end up as one of the first women on the London stage with the love of the King.

15 minute walk

Mrs Henderson Presents

Noel Coward Theatre

Be transported back to London in 1937, where war is looming and something more is required to boost morale and the theatre box office. Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls and audiences subsequently flock.

8 minute walk
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