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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF, England
+44 844 412 4660
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42nd Street Theater Show in London
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Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration.The theatre has not one, but two, royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia. Previous buildings were managed by the great actor David Garrick and the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and he current, fourth, building was opened in 1812.The theatre was renowned for its spectacular Victorian melodramas and pantomimes but since the 1920s its history has mirrored the development of the modern musical. From the original London productions of American musicals Rose Marie, The Desert Song and Show Boat, through Ivor Novello’s romantic operettas and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking post-war shows to The Producers and The Lord of the Rings. My Fair Lady held the record as the theatres longest run for many years but Cameron Mackintosh’s record breaking production of Miss Saigon, at ten years, is the current record holder.
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Catherine Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to see 42nd Street and were looking forward to seeing Lulu as the star. The show was fantastic, a real "traditional" musical with a large ensemble of talented singer dancers - well produced and choreographed, and backed up by a great show orchestra. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A member of our party collapsed and an ambulance had to be called. We were very panicked but the staff were extremely quick to help, all were very knowledgeable and they couldn't do enough to help us. They went above and beyond, especially the main...More

Thank Caroline K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show here at the moment is 42nd Street. The show is fabulous, great dancing with beautiful choreography and belting singing. It you like old fashioned west end & Broadway musicals this won’t let you down. 5* because of the excellent show, not the theatre...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have seen this show in other venues previously and this is a spectacular production with good performances in most lead roles. But oh dear - Lulu! Couldn’t maintain an American accent and certainly could not sing with an American accent, plus the tendency (or temptation!)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really fab production - amazing vocals, dancing, choreography, costumes, orchestra and set. Took my mum age 85 and she loved it. She said it was super because it was Easy to follow, not much dialogue when you’re slightly hard of hearing, visually impressive and...More

Thank Jinny232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to several shows, but this theatre is beautiful. Every member of staff we met were polite and cheerful. We saw 42nd Street this evening, and what a fantastic show, we were in the royal circle, row A, super view of the stage. At the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You expect to be impressed when you visit the theatre in London but this show exceeded my expectations. There seems to have been no expense spared with this production. A huge and talented cast, excellent musicians, superb set and exquisite costumes. Incredible energy throughout. We...More

Thank senmusic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this theatre to see 42nd Street. The theatre itself is beautiful and huge. Well worth looking at in its on right whatever show is on. The bar was expensive as they usually are, but the service was quick and our interval drinks...More

Thank Charlotte1011
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a really good deal on tickets at Leicester Square. We were in the Royal Circle, right in the middle and had a great view. Fantastic show, I did it 15 years ago as part of an amateur group but all the steps came...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old traditional theatre 🎭 that provides a fabulous atmosphere. Always nice to have a drink in the bars before the show and interval, the bars are a little small and dated but that’s what’s nice about it authentic, unchanged and ‘old school’ . The...More

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161faye
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Response from Eva P | Reviewed this property |
It’s 2.5 hours including an interval.
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Jan C
23 December 2017|
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Response from Martie227 | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site for the theatre and you will see that you should make yourself known to the manager who will arrange for you to enter from a side door directly into the stalls area. You should also ask about when you are... More
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Jan C
23 December 2017|
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Response from James O | Reviewed this property |
No, that is actually a big issue there are steps everywhere.
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