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Savoy Theatre London

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 Valentines Day 2020.

Plan your visit

The Savoy 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.
There is no official dress code at the Savoy Theatre, many theatregoers however choose to wear what they feel most comfortable in as well as what they deem appropriate for the occasion.
The Savoy 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.
The Savoy 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.
Security professionals at the theatre undertake bag searches as patrons arrive. Please allow for time to pass through these security checks and, where possible, avoid bringing bags. Please note that large rucksacks and suitcases cannot be stored in the cloakroom.
The Savoy 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.
The Savoy Theatre was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte and was first opened on 10th October 1881, where it became home to a series of popular musicals by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Help booking tickets

Tickets can be collected from an hour and a half before performances start from the Savoy Theatre box office, where you may be required to produce your booking email and ID. We recommend to arrive in plenty of time to avoid queues and enjoy the incredible architecture of the theatre.
The Savoy Theatre Box Office is open from 10am to 7:30pm between Monday to Saturday, being closed on Sundays. 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.
To speak to the Savoy Theatre box office directly, please call 03330 096 690. Phone calls are charged at normal geographic rates.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) is the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets, including the Savoy Theatre. When booking from a company you can check the STAR 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.
Featuring a stunning interior, large capacity, range of bars and iconic setting, the Savoy Theatre is a world-famous venue for events, film-shoots and a range of different private hires. The venue can be hired on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10am-4pm and is available throughout the day and evenings on Sundays. Please call the events team on 020 7534 6173 for more details.
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