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Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
+44 845 200 7981
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A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. brilliant must see

This is the third time I have seen the show, I took my friend for her Birthday trust as she just... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Barbara S
Crawley, United Kingdom
Excellent theatre for the Carol King musical

Great seats (Dress circle) and excellent acoustics made the musical 'Beautiful' memorable. A very... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
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There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and diverse claims to fame as the Aldwych.During the period from 1925 until 1933 the theatre housed a series of farces by Ben Travers which have gone down in history as 'The Aldwych Farces'. They included such familiar titles as A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness. Nearly 30 years later, on 15 December 1960, the Royal Shakespeare Company took over the Aldwych as its London base.During the next 21 years, prior to the company moving to its theatre in the Barbican, history was frequently made.The Aldwych is currently the residence for the Olivier & Tony award winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
Covent Garden
+44 845 200 7981
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is the third time I have seen the show, I took my friend for her Birthday trust as she just loves a good show, and this is the best in a remarkable theatre, not to big so you really feel part of it, the...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great seats (Dress circle) and excellent acoustics made the musical 'Beautiful' memorable. A very enjoyable night.

Thank ramnorman
Reviewed 7 August 2017

the Carole King musical is amazing... i know a lot of the songs but did not realise that she had written them. had a great time! the theatre itself is fairly small but lovely.. the other thing is there is not much of a slope...More

Thank cgab2013
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this theatre to see Beautiful- Carole King Story, and found that the staff were very helpful. The theatre itself is traditional and comfortable.

Thank Foodie-737
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Went here to see Beautiful. The show was quite good but the theatre itself is well worth a visit as it is beautifully kept. We were in the Grand Circle and the bar facilities were very basic with no place to sit, so not a...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a very old theatre with a lot of character. We saw Beautiful-The Carole King Musical there and had a fabulous time. The one caveat is the lack of air conditioning or air movement. We both found it uncomfortably hot.

Thank robuc1
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is quite a small theatre but that makes it more intimate than some of the larger venues in London. The four of us saw the Carol King musical which was wonderful. Such a prolific songwriter showcased with so many of the songs she wrote....More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The two of us went to see the Carole King story at a matinee performance just yesterday. We had wonderful seats in the stalls (A11 and 12) at very reasonable prices. We were so close that the show became a very personal and moving experience....More

Thank nic_gaskin
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Our 2nd trip to this excellent theatre, this time to see Beautiful about the life and music of Carole King - wow must see again when it goes on the road next month.

Thank Allen F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We saw "Beautiful-the Carole King Story" and it was one of the best shows we have ever seen and we have seen a lot. We are from the US and see a lot of theater and this was one of the best. The actors were...More

Thank sewcraz4361
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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7 May 2017|
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Well I'm not sure but if it's not the balcony, they will probably be good seats as we were in the balcony but I must say it was a really good musical... enjoy
Gary C
19 April 2017|
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Response from forshara | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Aldwych Theater this past December, 2016. I didn't sit in the stalls but I believe that the seats are your average theater size seats. You might try calling the theater directly and asking them your question... More
Mary Banks
15 February 2017|
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Response from Penwyllt | Reviewed this property |
Dress Circle is the one to go for. If you go to the Aldwych theatre web site, and search for access and facilities, you get the full run down including recommended seats for wheelchair users and poor mobility