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Theatre Royal Haymarket London

Theatre Royal Haymarket Tickets

A View From the Bridge
Waiting for Godot
Bill Bailey: Thoughtifier

What’s On at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Since waving goodbye to the record-breaking Only Fools and Horses musical in 2023, Theatre Royal Haymarket has returned to its roots as a West End home for high-quality dramas and star-studded revivals of classic plays. In 2024, theatregoers can enjoy incredible performances from Dominic West in Theatre Royal Bath’s A View From the Bridge West End transfer, followed by Ben Whishaw and Lucian Msamati in Waiting for Godot. The theatre also hosts several family-friendly events for children, making it one of the best venues in central London for introducing kids to the magic of live performance.

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.

Map and Address

Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is located in the heart of the West End, close to the neighbouring His Majesty's Theatre. Moments away from Piccadilly Circus, one of the most notable features of the surrounding area is the grand architecture of Haymarket, Piccadilly and Pall Mall. St James’s Square is a small public park nearby, and the larger St James’s Park is one of London’s grandest public spaces. Piccadilly Circus is the hub of the West End, from which it’s easy to reach Soho, Leicester Square and Oxford Street. Due to the theatre’s central location, it is advised to check www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The box office is open from 10am until 7:45pm on Monday-Saturday for in-person bookings and collection.

What time does the Theatre Royal Haymarket open for a show?

Doors open at the theatre around 45 minutes before the show is due to begin.

What food and drink are available at the Theatre Royal Haymarket?

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.

Does the Theatre Royal Haymarket have a cloakroom?

The cloakroom is not currently in use at the theatre. Patrons should use nearby luggage storage facilities in Charing Cross Station, which is a five-minute walk away.

Is the Theatre Royal Haymarket air-conditioned?

The theatre does have an air cooling system operating throughout the auditorium to manage the temperature.

Are booster seats available at the Theatre Royal Haymarket?

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.

Where should I eat near the Theatre Royal Haymarket?

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.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Theatre Royal Haymarket?

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.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office can be contacted directly on 020 7930 8800.
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