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Novello Theatre, London

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Good Value Seats

The slips along the Dress Circle can often be discounted, as they run alongside the balcony. Try to select those seats nearest the centre for best value for money.

Premium Seats

The best seats in the Stalls are midway back, around row M. Aim to sit close to the centre for an amazing view of the stage.

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The Novello Theatre main entrance is situated on Aldwych and must be accessed via steps. An alternative accessible entrance is available for wheelchair users on Catherine Street and leads to a chairlift that can take patrons onto the Dress Circle level.

All sections of the theatre must be reached by stairs. This venue is not accessible for scooter users.

Customer Assistance
Staff must be notified if customers would like to use the alternative entrance on Catherine Street and are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre. Those who wish to transfer into one of the wheelchair spaces are advised to bring a companion.

The Novello has room for one wheelchair and one wheelchair transfer per performance. Staff are able to store wheelchairs for the duration of the performance.

How to Book
For those who request assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book well in advance to guarantee availability and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for all disabled patrons and one companion, with the price depending on the show. An access rate is available for wheelchair users and patrons with specific access requirements.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call the access line: 0844 482 5165 or the Box Office: 0844 482 5137 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email:
  • Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, London

    Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia! The music of Swedish pop band, ABBA, lives on on stage! Now one of the longest running and most successful jukebox musicals ever, Mamma Mia! has taken the world by storm, playing to millions of audience members since it opened on the West End in 1999.

    Booking from 21 Oct 2016 to 04 Mar 2017

Past Shows


The Novello Theatre dates back to 1905, when it originally opened as the Waldorf Theatre. Built as a twin to the Aldwych Theatre, they bookend the famous Aldwych. Throughout the 20th century, the venue was known as the Strand Theatre until it was renamed in 2005 to honour musician Ivor Novello who lived in a flat above the theatre. The Novello has been home to the RSC's London season and has housed Mamma Mia! since 2012.

Built in a traditional Victorian style, the theatre has a classic façade. Constructed over four levels, it seats over 1000 people, with the majority of seats in the Stalls. The auditorium is narrow and thin, with shorter rows making it feel very high. The best seats are in the well-raked Stalls, which have no obstructions.

Location and Map

5 Aldwych Street, London, WC2B 4LD