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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tickets

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Roald Dahl’s choc-tastic classic children’s tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, took to the West End stage for a stunning four year run.

Hollywood Director, Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), directed for the stage once again as he brought to life Willy Wonka’s marvellous chocolate factory for a live audience in an all singing, all dancing production.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the inspiring tale of Charlie Bucket, a young boy living on the breadline who dreams of delicious Wonka bars and visiting the famous factory in which they are made. All of Charlie’s hopes and dreams look set to come true when Willy Wonka decides to open up his sweet house of wonders to the public. That is if he is able to find one of his illusive golden tickets, hidden within 5 chocolate bars across the world. Will Charlie be one of the lucky few and get to experience a life of luxury and indulgence for the first time in his life? Or, more importantly, will his dreams live up to expectations when he is finally able to fulfil them?

Including the much loved song “Pure Imagination,” from the film of the same name, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also contained an otherwise entirely original score by Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Stand out musical numbers include “It Must Be Believed to Be Seen,” and “The Double Bubble Duchess” which had audiences foot tapping in their seats.

Sorry this show closed 07 January 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

Les Miserables
The Lion King
Performance dates:
06 Jan 2017 - 07 Jan 2017
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Recommended for children 7+
Audience Notes:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is fun for all of the family and will inspire the sweet obsessed child in all of us! Please note that the Theatre Royal Drury Lane does not allow children under the age of 5 in the theatre.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Reviews

312 Reviews
  • 5 Stars49%
  • 4 Stars32%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Stars1%

User Reviews


Good enjoyable family show, some dark moments but some very colourful parts.

Performance date: 23 July 2016

The set was amazing and very ingenious, bringing to life things like turning into a giant blueberry and the elevator lifting off and flying. The songs were all very catchy and the Oompa Loompahs were cleverly made to look smaller than the main cast.

Performance date: 02 May 2015
Performance date: 09 January 2017
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