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Theatre Royal Drury Lane London

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London - The Home of Frozen the Musical

About the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a West End landmark and one of the most renowned theatres in the world. The Grade I listed building dates back to 1663, making it the oldest theatre site in London still in use. The current theatre was designed by architect Benjamin Wyatt and opened in 1812 with a production of Hamlet. For the two centuries since the reign of King Charles II, Drury Lane was one of only two theatres licensed to produce 'legitimate drama' in London. All other theatres were forbidden from staging spoken word plays until the act was revoked in 1843.

Since the end of the Second World War, the theatre's primary use has been to host long-running productions of large-scale musicals, including the UK premieres of many golden age Broadway musicals in the 1960s and 70s such as Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly! and A Chorus Line. Drury Lane is currently owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber's LW Theatres' and has recently reopened following a major refurbishment to restore many of the building's original Regency-era features. Theatre Royal Drury Lane is currently home to Frozen the Musical.

Plan your visit

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane opens around 45 minutes before the show starts. The Box Office opens from 10am on Monday-Saturday.
There is no specific dress code for the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Children (and adults!) are more than welcome to dress up as their favourite character from Frozen.
Yes, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is air-conditioned.
A cloakroom is available at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Items cost £2 to store and may be subject to security checks.
Upon entry to the theatre, security staff will undertake bag and ticket checks. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time.
Some shows do have age restrictions due to the content in the show. Frozen is recommended for children aged 6+. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the auditorium. All adults and children entering the theatre must have a ticket. All children aged 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult and seated together.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane does have booster seats available for children sitting in the stalls and royal circle only. Booster seats are not available for patrons with tickets for the grand circle or balcony levels. Children need to be under 4ft to be given a booster seat. Please ask an usher for assistance when you enter the auditorium.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has six bars, accommodating patrons on every level of the theatre. The bars serve alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, as well as snacks, confectionery and ice cream. A new all-day restaurant is also opening soon in the theatre, perfect for soaking up the atmosphere before the show.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is just a short stroll into the heart of Covent Garden where there are many restaurants and cafes to enjoy a pre or post-theatre dinner. If you're taking your family to see Frozen, why not eat at Wahaca, this vibrant Mexican restaurant is a big hit with kids and adults alike. Alternatively, Pizza Pilgrims is a popular choice and is just 10-minutes from the theatre.
If you're looking to make your trip to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane extra-special, consider a stay at the five-star One Aldwych Hotel, which is a 5-minute walk from the theatre. This hotel is ideally located for exploring many of London's landmarks and is equipped with world-class facilities. For a cheaper option, take a look at the Z Hotel Holborn, which is a 10-minute walk away.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane is the most recent of four theatres that have been built on the site in Covent Garden, dating back to 1663. This history makes it the oldest theatre site in London that is still in use. The theatre that stands today opened in 1812 and was designed by the architect Benjamin Dean Wyatt. The Grade I listed building was purchased by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2000 and underwent a £60m renovation in 2019.

Help booking tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Don't forget to bring your confirmation email and a form of ID. Patrons should try to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane box office is open from 10am-8pm on Monday-Saturday. Opening times vary for performances on Sundays and bank holidays.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane box office can be contacted via email at
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