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Savoy Theatre London

What’s On at Savoy Theatre

Over the last few years, crowd-pleasing musicals have made the Savoy Theatre a West End favourite for audiences who want to enjoy the glitz and glamour of Theatreland, soundtracked by catchy music and feel-good stories. In 2024, the venue promises more of the same - but even more fetch, as it welcomes the UK premiere of the Mean Girls musical! This Broadway hit features all the best moments from the film along with original songs as Cady tries to topple Queen Bee Regina from her high school throne.

About the Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre is located on famous London thoroughfare the Strand, next to the historic Savoy Hotel. The venue originally opened in 1881 and was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte, specifically to perform Gilbert and Sullivan light operas. Some of the duo's most popular shows, such as The Mikado premiered at The Savoy.

The Savoy Theatre was the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity. The auditorium suffered major fire damage in 1990, but was reopened in 1993, refurbished to the original 1929 vision. Now, the auditorium and public areas exist as a perfect representation of the original building, but with modern amenities available.

The Savoy Theatre is now best-known for hosting a variety of successful musicals, including Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton, Legally Blonde and the West End premiere of Dreamgirls. In 2019 it hosted Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5, which starred David Hasselhoff for a limited number of performances. In July 2021 Pretty Woman: The Musical transferred to The Savoy after first opening at the Piccadilly Theatre on Valentine's Day 2020; it closed in June 2023.

Map and Address

Savoy Court, The Strand, London, WC2R 0ET

Part of the building complex that houses the famous Central London hotel, the Savoy Theatre can be found just off The Strand. Above the banks of the River Thames, the theatre is close to Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden’s museums, and the gardens on Victoria Embankment are a peaceful oasis from busy Theatreland. There are plenty of great places to eat in the area, including the Savoy Hotel’s famous restaurants and bars. Due to its Central London location, it is important to check before starting your journey to the theatre.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The box office is open from 10am to 7:30pm between Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays unless there is a performance scheduled. You are able to purchase tickets for advanced shows between these times, however the final hour before a show is reserved for collections and sales for that performance.

What time does the Savoy Theatre open for a show?

The theatre opens its doors an hour and a half before show time, where you are able to collect your tickets, relax in one of the spectacular bars and purchase official show merchandise.

What food and drink are available at the Savoy Theatre?

The theatre has four bars, each located in the Stalls, Mezzanine, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. These all serve a range of soft and alcoholic drinks and light snacks, all of which can be taken into the auditorium, as long as they are transferred into plastic containers. The venue also offers an at-seat ordering service.

Does the Savoy Theatre have a cloakroom?

The theatre has a cloakroom where theatregoers can leave large coats and small bags while they are in the venue. The cloakroom opens an hour before performances. Please note that you cannot store large bags, suitcases or other big items and it is recommended to store these items in a left luggage facility before arriving at the theatre.

Is the Savoy Theatre air-conditioned?

The theatre is fitted with an ‘air-cooling’ system in the main auditorium, designed to still keep theatregoers at an appropriate temperature even in summer months.

Where should I eat near the Savoy Theatre?

The venue is located on the Strand and has its own five star restaurant contained within the iconic Savoy Hotel which is connected to the theatre. There are a wide range of more budget friendly restaurants within a short walk too. Italian restaurant chain Zizzi is a popular choice for theatregoers and for those wanting a more theatrical experience, Joe Allen is a classic West End staple, offering New York brasserie-style dining with theatrical artwork and posters adorning the walls.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Savoy Theatre?

The legendary Savoy Hotel is connected to the theatre, if you are looking for an high end treat. If you are on more of a budget, there are plenty of options nearby. The Covent Garden Travelodge offers affordable rooms and is only a 10 minute walk away.

How do I contact the box office?

To speak to the box office directly, please call 03330 096 690. Phone calls are charged at normal geographic rates.
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