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Theatre Royal Haymarket London

About the Theatre Royal Haymarket

The Theatre Royal Haymarket was named in 1855, despite being a performance venue since 1720. Famous theatre manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree took over the theatre in the late 1880’s, transforming it into a successful platform for plays towards the end of the Victorian period. The building, with its Victorian architectural style, is Grade I listed by English Heritage.

The theatre has premiered several important works, including Ibsen’s Ghosts and Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance. It showcased traditional high-quality drama throughout the twentieth century, including a repertory season from John Gielgud in 1939. In recent years, seasons have been presented by prolific directors such as Trevor Nunn and Jonathan Kent. Other famous actors to walk the stage at Theatre Royal Haymarket include Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, Bradley Cooper and Natalie Dormer.

The Theatre Royal Haymarket has hosted several popular musicals. Heathers: The Musical starring Carrie Hope Fletcher in 2018 and between 2019 and May 2023, was home to Only Fools and Horses the Musical, based on the phenomenally successful British sitcom.

Frequently Asked Questions

The box office is open from 10am until 7:30pm on Monday-Saturday for in-person bookings and collection.
Doors open at the theatre around 45 minutes before the show is due to begin.
There are three bars in the theatre: the Stalls Bar, Royal Circle Bar and the Upper Circle/Gallery Bar. Patrons can purchase a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, alongside bar snacks such as crisps, nuts and ice creams.
There is a cloakroom available at the theatre. Small bags and coats can be checked for a fee. Large items of luggage, such as suitcases, cannot be stored in the cloakroom. Patrons should use nearby luggage storage facilities in Charing Cross Station, which is a five-minute walk away.
The theatre does have an air cooling system operating throughout the auditorium to manage the temperature.
Yes, booster seats are available for small children. If you require one, just ask a member of the front of house team when you are in the auditorium.
If you're looking for a pre-theatre dinner, look no further than Brumus Bar & Restaurant, which is located next to the Theatre Royal Haymarket and offers a tasty range of dishes. If you're in a rush, consider grabbing a pastry, salad or a toastie at Danish bakery chain Ole & Steen, which is a five-minute walk from the theatre.
For a budget option, consider the Z Hotel Trafalgar Square, which is a 10-minute walk away and has a range of affordable rooms. If you're looking to make your trip to the Theatre Royal Haymarket extra-special, take a look at the Haymarket Hotel. This five-star hotel is situated a few doors down from the theatre and has stunning design, spacious rooms and excellent spa facilities, including a swimming pool.
The box office can be contacted directly on 020 7930 8800.
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