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About the Adelphi Theatre

The Adelphi Theatre is an exceptional example of Art Deco design and is situated directly on the Strand. Restored in 1993, the theatre is co-owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber's LW Theatres and Nederlander Theatres and has housed many prolific musicals and plays. Currently, the Adelphi hosts the smash-hit musical Kinky Boots.

Despite the stunning architecture, the theatre is notoriously tricky in terms of seating, and it is worthwhile investing some time to find the perfect place to sit. Seat prices differ across all levels due to various obstructions and overhangs, which means that the best value for money is often hidden away.

The Adelphi Theatre is split over three levels, with the two higher tiers set back from the Stalls. The best seats are towards the centre of each row, especially for the big musicals which are often housed at the theatre.

Plan your visit

The Adelphi Theatre's bars open 90 minutes before showtime, with the auditorium opening one hour before the show is due to begin.
There is no dress code for the theatre. Visitors should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
There is air conditioning throughout the auditorium.
Yes, there is a cloakroom at the theatre. Items can be checked in for £1 each.
There are a range of security measures used at the Adelphi Theatre. Bag checks will take place on entry to the theatre, so patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time.
The Adelphi Theatre has four bars – the Jessie Matthews Bar, the Vivian Ellis Bar, the dress circle bar and the upper circle bar. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are sold, as well as snacks including crisps, nuts and ice cream.
The Adelphi Theatre is located on the Strand, which has a wide range of restaurants and pubs within a short walk. Bella Italia and Zizzi are situated directly opposite the theatre, making them popular choices with theatregoers. Alternatively head to Joe Allen (5 minute walk) to eat at a theatrical institution, both in the West End and on Broadway. Specialising in pre and post-theatre dinners, you'll be surrounded by theatrical memorabilia and enjoy the sounds of a live pianist while you dine.
The iconic Savoy Hotel is located only a short walk from the theatre if you are looking for an up-market treat. Alternatively, there are plenty of budget options in the vicinity, including the Covent Garden Travelodge, which offers affordable rooms and is only a 10-minute walk from the Adelphi Theatre.
The Adelphi Theatre first opened in 1806, however has been rebuilt multiple times. The present theatre opened on 3rd December 1930, having been designed by architect Ernest Schaufelberg in its iconic Art Deco style. During your visit, don’t miss the impressive Art Deco foyer and Dress Circle bar.

Help booking tickets

Ticket collection is available at the box office from one hour before the performance starts. We recommend patrons arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure to bring your confirmation email and your ID.
The box office at the Adelphi Theatre is open from 10am until 7:45pm Monday to Saturday and customers are able to make in-person bookings during these periods. Collecting pre-bought tickets can be done an hour before the performance starts.
The Adelphi Theatre box office can be contacted directly on 020 3725 7060.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
For large group bookings (10+), such as school groups or corporate trips, drop us an email at with the performance date and number of tickets, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For smaller groups we advise selecting a production and booking online.
The Adelphi Theatre is available for private hire and corporate events. The 1,400+ capacity auditorium can be booked for conferences, while its range of bars and rooms can be hired for private functions. For full details of pricing and what the theatre can offer, please contact us on 020 7379 4981 or email
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