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Noel Coward Theatre London

Noel Coward Theatre Tickets

Player Kings
Slave Play
Dr. Strangelove

What’s On at Noel Coward Theatre

The Noel Coward Theatre is home to prestige drama led by some of the best actors working today, and in 2024 it welcomes one of the West End’s biggest events: the world premiere of the Dr Strangelove play, starring Steve Coogan. BAFTA winner Armando Iannucci’s version of Kubrick’s Cold War satire marks the first time the film director’s estate has allowed his work to be adapted for the stage.

Before that, theatregoers can enjoy Sir Ian McKellen as vain knight Falstaff in Player Kings, a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV by Olivier Award winner Robert Icke.

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. From 2019 to October 2022, the theatre was the home of the Broadway smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Map and Address

St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

The Noel Coward Theatre is located in the heart of the West End, behind the busy Charing Cross Road on the much quieter, theatre-filled St Martin’s Lane. Situated in Central London, there are excellent transport links to the venue, with plenty nearby to see and do, including the National Galleries, London Transport Museum, parks and shopping. Covent Garden, Leicester Square and The Strand are all within a 10 minute walk from the theatre. It is best to check before embarking on your journey to the theatre.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Noel Coward Theatre box office open and how do I collect tickets?

The theatre box office is open from 2 hours 30 minutes before the performance begins, until 15 minutes after curtain up, for in-person bookings and collection. On matinee days the box office remains open between performances.

What time does the Noel Coward Theatre open for a show?

The theatre opens around 60 minutes before the show starts.

What food and drink are available at the Noel Coward Theatre?

There are three bars at the theatre: Noël's Bar in the stalls, Lionel's 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.

Does the Noel Coward Theatre have a cloakroom?

There are cloakroom facilities at the theatre that operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Items left in the cloakroom will be subject to security checks.

Is the Noel Coward Theatre air-conditioned?

Yes, the theatre has an air-conditioning system in place.

Where should I eat near the Noel Coward Theatre?

The 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.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Noel Coward 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 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.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office can be contacted via email on
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