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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Map to Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF


One of London’s most famous theatres, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is situated in the heart of the bustling Covent Garden, opposite the much smaller Fortune Theatre. Immediately surrounding are numerous shops, cafes and restaurants for pre and post-theatre dining. An art gallery and public space, Somerset House, is on the nearby Aldwych, and The Strand is home to other theatres and restaurants. The London Transport Museum and the London Film Museum are both within a few minutes of Drury Lane, and the galleries at Trafalgar Square are about 15 minutes away. To make sure you reach the theatre on time, check for travel updates.


The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is approximately 12-15 minutes from Charing Cross Station. On leaving the station, cross the road and turn right onto The Strand. Walk until this road meets Aldwych at Waterloo Bridge, and continue until you pass the Adelphi Theatre and Savoy Theatre. At Aldwych, take a soft left, then the first left onto Catherine Street. Walk toward the end of the street and the theatre is on the right.

You can also reach the theatre in about 20 minutes from City Thameslink Station.


Covent Garden is the closest tube station to the theatre, served by the Piccadilly line. After exiting the station, turn right and continue into the Covent Garden market. Take a left and continue down until you can see the theatre on the left.

The theatre is approximately equidistant from Charing Cross and Temple tube stations, both approximately 12-15 minutes away.


Bus route RV1 stops on Russell and Catherine Streets, a few minutes from the theatre. On Aldwych, you can also find routes 6, 9, 87, 243 and 341. The Strand is also served by routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341, and 521 at various stops.


Q-Park’s Theatreland scheme includes the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, giving audiences 50% off parking costs. The Chinatown car park is closest to the theatre, with prices starting at £22 for up to 3 hours, and £29.50 for 4 hours.

The theatre lies in London’s Congestion Charge Zone, which costs £11.50 between 7am and 6pm. Travel outside of these times is free of charge. Patrons may be dropped off outside the theatre on Catherine Street or Russell Street.
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