Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane tickets
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 7+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 22 May 2013
Press night: 25 Jun 2013
Booking from: 06 Jan 2017
Booking until: 07 Jan 2017

Location and map

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5JF

313 Reviews Add review

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

susanclements 5ft 3, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The set was amazing and very ingenious, bringing to life things like turning into a giant blueberry and the elevator lifting off and... More

NicoleC 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

hannahsurry 5"1, 39 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved every minute!

matthewivison 6'1", 9 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great show!

ambervictoriabray 4'10, 137 reviews, 6 helpful votes

The show was a brilliant adaption of the beloved story. I would recommend this show. It is brilliant for children and will be enjoyed... More

karakitchen 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Charlie and Chocolate Factory is one of my favourite movies, therefore I was really excited to the musical. I generally liked it and... More

francescalamaina 160, 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was fun and innovative with sounds, smells and special effect. Would recommend to any adult or children!

pphingg2 162cm, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

nicolepeto1 5"7, 80 reviews, 0 helpful votes