Theatre Royal of London is one of the city’s oldest theatres, opened by John Potter in 1720. Since then, art lovers from all across England visited the venue which hosts some of the best stage plays, musicals and art performances in the capital. The theatre based in Drury Lane supports an outstanding audience of almost 2.200 people.
Close to Waterloo Bridge, at a 15-minute walk distance from River Thames, Theatre Royal is accessible with any transport means.
By train and tube: 250 metres away, there is Convent Garden Underground station, the nearest one you can use. The nearest rail station, if you plan to get there by train, is Charing Cross, at a distance of about 625 metres. You also have many bus routes (1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15 are just some of them) with a station just outside the venue.
By car: you can get to Theatre Royal using your personal car, but of course you will have to follow the map, depending on your departing point.
International: It’s easy to get to Theatre Royal by public transport from both international airports of London. From Heathrow, take the Piccadilly line to Convent Garden station then walk for about 4 minutes until you get to the venue. At Gatwick, the other large international airport of the capital, take the Southern Railway to Clapham Junction; then, take the South West train to Waterloo station. Once you get here, you’ll have one more ride with bus 172 to Aldwych station. The theatre is at a 2-minute walk distance.
Theatre Royal doesn’t have its own car park, and the nearest one is based right on The Strand, a covered parking lot with disabled access. On Russell Street, you have single yellow lines, but of course, you can’t use them during controlled hours, and an NCP Car Park on Convent Garden.
Theatre Royal is doing its best to take care of people with special needs. It has an entrance on Russell Street wide enough for wheelchairs to pass, adapted toilets, four special spaces for wheelchair users with the possibility for the partners to sit in the same row. For people with limited mobility, there are special designated spaces with extra leg room. Guide dogs are not allowed during performances; however, the theatre has its staff ready to take care of them in an office.