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Trafalgar Theatre London

What’s On at Trafalgar Theatre

2024 marks a new era for Trafalgar Theatre, which has a season of prestige drama lined up following the final performances of hit musical Jersey Boys. Audiences should not miss the return of Denise Gough in People Places and Things; Gough won an Olivier Award in 2015 for her portrayal of an actress battling addiction in this powerful drama, and many theatregoers who saw it the first time around can’t wait to experience it again almost a decade later. This is just one of the fantastic shows already confirmed at the venue this year, with many more acclaimed productions yet to be announced.

About the Trafalgar Theatre

Located just a stone’s throw away from iconic London landmarks including Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery, Trafalgar Theatre is known for exciting, bold new work in the West End. From Jamie Lloyd to Robert Icke, this Grade II listed building has attracted the biggest and brightest names in contemporary theatre.

The attractive Art Deco venue first opened as the Whitehall Theatre in the 1930s, and soon became a hub for comedies, farces and revues. After a stint as a television studio in the 1990s, the newly christened Trafalgar Studios opened in 2004. The two-studio venue, designed by Tim Foster and John Muir, became the first of its kind in central London.

In 2020, it was announced that Trafalgar Studios would re-open in 2021 as Trafalgar Theatre, with plans for Studio 1 and Studio 2 to be restored as one larger venue. The project involved reinstating heritage design features and improving seating, access and customer experience throughout. The Trafalgar Theatre opened in 2021 with a revival of smash-hit musical Jersey Boys, last seen in London at the Piccadilly Theatre from 2014-2017. The refurbishment has been an immense success, with Jersey Boys tickets becoming a firm favourite amongst West End audiences who want to enjoy the best of musical theatre in a venue fit for the 21st century.

Map and Address

14 Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2DY

The Trafalgar Theatre is located a very short distance from London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. Just a few steps down Whitehall, almost directly South of Nelson’s Column, you will find the Trafalgar Theatre standing directly across the road from the Silver Cross pub. Being so close to this enduring tourist hotspot, the theatre is very close to landmarks such as the National Gallery, the Admiralty Arch and the Horse Guards Parade.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Trafalgar Theatre box office open and how do I collect my tickets?

The box office opens at 10am on performance days for in-person bookings and collection.

What time does the Trafalgar Theatre open for a show?

Try to arrive at the theatre around 45 minutes before the show is due to start so you can be inside the auditorium in good time and soak up the pre-show atmosphere.

What food and drink are available at the Trafalgar Theatre?

There are two bars at the theatre, one in the main entrance foyer and a further bar down in the stalls. The bars serve a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, alongside bar snacks and ice creams.

Does the Trafalgar Theatre have a cloakroom?

A cloakroom will be available for patrons to store bags and coats before the show. There could be a small fee per item checked.

Where should I eat near the Trafalgar Theatre?

Located just a stone's throw from Trafalgar Square and the bustling Strand, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area to dine in before the show. Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner at Thai Square, which a wide range of authentic Thai dishes, just a few minutes walk from the theatre. Alternatively, get stuck into some traditional British pub food at The Admiralty, overlooking Nelson's Column and just around the corner from the theatre.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Trafalgar Theatre?

For a convenient stay just across the road from the theatre, consider the Great Scotland Yard Hotel. This five-star hotel is perfectly located for exploring London's landmarks and has a wide selection of amenities. For an apart-hotel experience, take a look at Citadines Trafalgar Square, which is just a five-minute walk from the theatre.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office can be contacted directly on 0844 871 7632.
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