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Noel Coward Theatre London

About the Noel Coward Theatre

The Noël Coward Theatre, formerly the Albery, was designed by the architect W. G. R. Sprague and opened in 1903. Built as a pair alongside the nearby Wyndham's Theatre, the venue was the brainchild of Charles Wyndham and was originally called the New Theatre, due to its proximity to New Row near St Martin's Lane. The Grade II-listed theatre's exterior was designed in the classical style and Sprague included many resplendent Rococo-style features throughout.

The New Theatre became the Noël Coward Theatre in 2006 when it was acquired by Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd and reopened following a significant refurbishment. The theatre has played host to many legendary performers, such as Katharine Hepburn, Judi Dench, Paul Scofield and Jude Law.

Recent notable productions at the Noël Coward Theatre include All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James; Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman; and The Cripple of Inishmaan starring Daniel Radcliffe. Since 2019, the theatre has been the home of the Broadway smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Plan your visit

The Noel Coward Theatre opens around 60 minutes before the show starts. The Box Office opens from 10am on Monday-Saturday.
There is no specific dress code for the Noel Coward Theatre. You should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
Yes, the Noel Coward Theatre has an air-conditioning system in place.
There are cloakroom facilities at the Noel Coward Theatre that operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Items left in the cloakroom will be subject to security checks.
Upon entry to the theatre, security staff will complete a ticket and bag check. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time.
There are three bars at the Noel Coward Theatre: Noëls Bar in the stalls, Lionels Bar in the royal circle/stalls area, and the Albery Bar in the upper circle. The bars serve a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks, confectionery and ice creams. No hot food is permitted inside the theatre.
The Noel Coward Theatre is located on St Martin's Lane, which benefits from a wide range of cafes and restaurants. A pre-theatre dinner at Steak & Co is a popular choice with theatregoers, due to its proximity to the theatre. Alternatively, if you're in a rush, Five Guys, the US fast-food chain that has taken the UK by storm is just a few minutes walk from the theatre.
The hub by Premier Inn is just a five-minute walk away from the theatre and offers a range of smart, affordable rooms in the heart of London's West End. If you're looking to make your trip to the Noel Coward Theatre extra-special, spend the night at the five-star St Martin's Lane Hotel, which is less than a three-minute walk from the theatre.
The Noel Coward Theatre opened in 1903 and was designed by renowned theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague. Sprague is responsible for the design of many West End theatres, including the adjoining Wyndham's Theatre, and nearby Sondheim Theatre and St Martin's Theatre. The theatre's interior is designed in spectacular Louis XVI style, notable in the classical ornamentation and features throughout the venue. As you take your seat, look up and spot the beautiful gilt trophy above the stage, which is a symbol of music and peace.

Help booking tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Patrons should try to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.
The Noel Coward Theatre box office is open from 10am until 8pm on Monday-Saturday for in-person bookings and collection.
The Noel Coward Theatre box office can be contacted via email on customer.service@delfontmackintosh.co.uk.
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.
The Noel Coward Theatre's 960-capacity auditorium, along with its bar spaces and VIP rooms can be hired for private and corporate events. For full details of pricing and what the theatre can offer email noelcowardmanagers@delfontmackintosh.co.uk.
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