We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (280)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mama mia”(154 reviews)
“dress circle”(37 reviews)
“grand circle”(33 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
5 Aldwych | Holborn, London WC2B 4LD, England
Covent Garden
+44 844 482 5170
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around London
from USD 32.20
More Info
from USD 83.70
More Info
from USD 115.90
More Info
from USD 90.20
More Info
Reviews (729)
Filter reviews
552 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mama mia dress circle grand circle abba songs feel good factor front row great cast fantastic evening restricted view bar staff west end covent garden birthday treat beautiful building novella stage performance
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 552 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to see Mama Mia at this wonderful Theatre. Not a large theatre by any means. Ample toilet facilities. Two bars and a very well run theatre. The show itself was given a standing ovation which was richly deserved. The interior of the theatre...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shirley and Pau... D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There can’t be many people for whom this will be a surprise as the songs of ABBA have such a universal appeal. All the hits are there woven into a light storyline. It’s certainly not Shakespeare but is a fun evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H7828BJjoem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic night! The theatre itself is beautiful, friendly staff and very clean. The show was excellent, we enjoyed every minute!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Naoimh F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow what a night, the show was amazing it was a birthday treat and so enjoyed it my feet didnt stop tapping and towards the end everyone was on there feet was amazing atmosphere. We sat in the stalls p15 & p16 was perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 106alig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived with a friend who has a walking stick, and she struggled to get up the stairs to the foyer. We seats in the stalls which meant going down stairs again, the staff were amazing they moved us to the circle as there were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Oceanview651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute blast! Exceeded our expectations by a huge margin. The beautiful cozy venue bubbling with excitement, excellent staff smiling and singing along - just fabulous. But the cast - a WOW from me. Never seen every member of the audience dancing along with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nikkiwrites
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful play with amazing actors bringing the story linked to the ABBA hits. The last few songs after the show was best! The crowd were up dancing on their feet and going crazy! Novello theatre was a lovely venue though narrow aisles but overall a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RumeBower
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to this theatre and we were not disappointed. The staff we met were excellent, helpful and very polite, they made it a very good experience. Seats are fine but like many theatre seats they were tending to show their age.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We booked the Saturday night Mama Mia Show at the Novello Theater October 20. The main floor is down a level and the womens restroom's door is right off the main theater. We picked up our tickets at the will call window without difficulty. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first ever theatre visit and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Mama Mia was amazing. We had good seats in the dress circle. The drinks were a but pricey at £10 for 2 warm bottle of becks but was expected. Will defo return

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank suescb
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,084 nearby hotels
One Aldwych
2,437 reviews
.05 km away
The Waldorf Hilton London
4,985 reviews
.05 km away
ME London
3,324 reviews
.08 km away
Strand Palace Hotel
12,312 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25,563 nearby restaurants
641 reviews
.07 km away
Indigo at One Aldwych
487 reviews
.07 km away
Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
746 reviews
.07 km away
Cote Brasserie
2,685 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,432 nearby attractions
The Courtauld Gallery
3,382 reviews
.14 km away
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
1,057 reviews
.11 km away
Aldwych Theatre
1,091 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from Wanderlust W | Reviewed this property |
No problems you are perfectly safe.....all the stabbing are in the suberbs of London and not in the tourist areas,and is over hyped By the media....London is as safe as any major city in Europe If not safer...
18 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from MichaelN66 | Reviewed this property |
We saw many taxis in the area , I cannot say I saw a taxi rank per se. We walked a block or so and took an Uber ( 5 passenger) to Kensington and found it convenient and cost effective. ( Note booked an Uber from LHR To... More
19 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Premolars208 | Reviewed this property |
The side road of the theatre clears up fairly quickly after the show.