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Trafalgar Theatre London

Trafalgar Theatre, London - The Home of Jersey Boys

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.

Plan Your Visit

Try to arrive at the Trafalgar 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. The box office opens from 10am on performance days.
There is no set dress code for shows at the Trafalgar Theatre. Patrons should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
A cloakroom will be available for patrons to store bags and coats before the show. There could be a small fee per item checked.
Security staff will be completing bag and ticket checks upon entry to the theatre, so patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time.
There are two bars at the Trafalgar 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.
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 Trafalgar Theatre.
For a convenient stay just across the road from the Trafalgar 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.
The Trafalgar Theatre is a brand new West End theatre, opening on the site of the former Trafalgar Studios following a multi-million-pound restoration project. A theatre has occupied the site since 1930 when it was named the Whitehall Theatre. The Trafalgar Theatre will combine two former studio theatre spaces into one larger auditorium with a capacity of 630. When the theatre opens, smash-hit musical Jersey Boys will be in residence.

Help Booking Tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.
The Trafalgar Theatre box office opens at 10am on performance days for in-person bookings and collection.
The Trafalgar Theatre box office can be contacted directly on 0844 871 7632.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
The Trafalgar Theatre has a space for hire called the Whitehall Studio to host private events or corporate meetings, for more information and pricing please email
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