LW THEATRES

Audience-performer energy, delight, and immediacy. They enjoy what they do, from the explosive rehearsals and backstage camaraderie to the pre-performance anticipation and big opening of the doors. Their audiences too.
Owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has developed some of the world’s most beloved musicals, they know how to stage the extraordinary. Their enthusiasm and pride have made them London’s largest musical theatre operator since 1977. One in three London musical audiences visit their West End theatres.

They strive to invent, experiment, and improve. to elevate every consumer experience. In July 2018, they renamed from The Really Useful Theatres to LW Theatres and updated their website. From booking until leaving their theatres, they want you to enjoy every moment. LW Theatres is the official ticket seller for Phantom of the Opera and Cinderella. LW Theatres is the only place to catch that unique show you’ve been eyeing since they guarantee the best seats and unequalled availability. Each of their renowned and historic theatres has its own unique personality and amazing headlining events, but they all share a relentless drive to excel onstage and off.
LW Theatres offers more than just a show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The London Palladium, Cambridge Theatre, Adelphi Theatre (co-owned with the Nederlander Group), Gillian Lynne Theatre, and His Majesty’s Theatre.

THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is more than just a theatre – it’s an all-day destination for entertainment and culture. Situated in the heart of Covent Garden in London’s West End, visitors can enjoy afternoon tea, dining, and drinking, all in one place. Each space within The Lane has its own unique charm, from the grand and regal Grand Saloon with its seasonal outdoor terraces, to the relaxed atmosphere of The Garden’s all-day dining, to the sophisticated cocktails at the Cecil Beaton-inspired bar. Don’t miss the Rotunda bar’s magnificent ceiling, inspired by Rome’s Pantheon. Whether you’re visiting for the theatre or just a day out, The Theatre Royal Drury Lane promises to be an unforgettable experience that will allow you to explore the West End like never before.

Eat & Drink

Indulge in an Afternoon Tea that is truly one of a kind and is inspired by the Regency era in the Grand Saloon of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which is now open after undergoing a magnificent refurbishment.

At any time of day or night, this is the ideal location for socialising over food and drink. A laid-back café and bar that features soaring high ceilings, big chandeliers, lovely local flowers and luxuriant plants, and seating both indoors and out.

At any time of day or night, this is the ideal location for socialising over food and drink. A laid-back café and bar that features soaring high ceilings, big chandeliers, lovely local flowers and luxuriant plants, and seating both indoors and out.

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is renowned for its spectacular musicals, but did you know that it also hosts an array of other exciting performances? That’s right – the theatre is a prime destination for a variety of concerts including music, dance, and comedy shows. From rock to classical, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or simply relax with some quality entertainment, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has you covered. So why not treat yourself to an unforgettable night out and experience one of the many amazing concerts on offer?

SAMANTHA BARKS IN CONCERT

Samantha Barks, a musical theatre legend who has been on Broadway, in the West End, and in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables, will give a one-of-a-kind performance at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on May 30, 2023.

Orfeh, who has been nominated for both a Tony and a Grammy, Bradley Jaden, who has been in both Les Miserables and Wicked, and multi-platinum selling ensemble The Overtones will be performing alongside her.

Following her recent role as Elsa in Disney’s Frozen on London’s West End, Barks released the album ‘Into The Unknown’ last year, which featured songs from musicals from the past decade, including Frozen. Barks has appeared in productions such as Les Misérables, Oliver, and Pretty Woman: The Musical over the past 15 years.

FROZEN THE MUSICAL

Release the magic with Disney’s FROZEN. The Tony-winning musical is an unforgettable experience that will leave audiences of any age in awe of its breathtaking staging and unforgettable score.

When Queen Elsa’s hidden powers cause endless winter in Arendelle, her sister Anna embarks on a quest to track her down and save the country. The sisters soon discover, however, that only an act of genuine love can melt a frozen heart as the storm continues to roar.

FROZEN will take you on an adventure you’ll never forget, full of shocking revelations, hilarious new characters, and soaring music—including not only the timeless hits “For the First Time in Forever,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” and “Let It Go,” but also twelve brand-new songs written especially for the show.

FROZEN, the musical sensation at the renowned Theatre Royal Drury Lane, has stunning special effects brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team.

You won’t be able to forget it after you’ve seen it.

EVITA IN CONCERT

This summer, the Tony Award–winning musical Evita by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber will have a concert production in the West End, with a star-studded cast and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO).

Young and ambitious, Eva Peron’s road to sainthood is chronicled in Evita. The musical is set in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, and it chronicles Eva Duarte’s rise from illegitimate child poverty to ambitious actress to the most prominent woman in Latin America as the wife of military leader turned president Juan Peron, before her untimely death from cancer at age 33.

Star of The Little Mermaid Live and voice of Disney’s Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, makes her West End debut as Evita, opposite the return of West End starring man Matt Rawle as Che (Martin Guerre, Miss Saigon, Zorro).

FUN FACTS ABOUT THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE

Since its opening in 1663, audiences have been entertained at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The current fourth theatre, constructed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt, has been around for about 200 years. It has been welcoming guests since it opened in 1812.

Since the Restoration, every king or queen has made an appearance at the theatre.

The first performance of the National Anthem was held there in 1745, the first use of Rule Britannia was in the score for Dr Arne’s Alfred in 1750, the first Safety Curtain was installed in 1794 and the first use of gas lighting in the entire theatre was in 1817.

Dan Leno, Henry Irving, Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Ivor Novello, Michael Crawford, and Ginger Rogers are just a few examples of the theatre royalty who have appeared onstage.

King’s Side and Prince’s Side are the names given to the two sections of the Theatre. King George III, who did not get along with his son, is responsible for this one-of-a-kind design element. Each was told to stay on their side to prevent an altercation. As a result, there are now two Royal Boxes available at the theatre.

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has a reputation for being haunted. The Man in Grey, who comes at matinees wearing a long grey coat and tricorn hat, is the most well-known ghost. In the 1840s, construction workers uncovered a skeleton in grey rags with a knife in his heart near the spot where the spirit vanishes. Any of the few spirits who are rumoured to hang around the theatre would be a boon to the cast and crew if they showed up.

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