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New Wimbledon Theatre Wimbledon

About the New Wimbledon Theatre

The New Wimbledon Theatre first opened in 1910 in South West London. It is a beautiful Grade II listed Edwardian building and after being refurbished twice, retains its original baroque features. 

With a seating capacity of 1,670, the New Wimbledon is the eighth largest theatre in London and has often been used to premiere new musicals before they transfer to the West End. The inter-war and post-war years were hugely successful, and hit shows which first opened at the venue include Lionel Bart’s Oliver! and Half a Sixpence starring Tommy Steele. The theatre has also been a popular filming location, with annual televised Christmas pantomimes such as 2002’s Dick Whittington previously airing on the BBC and ITV.

After falling into financial difficulties in 2003, the New Wimbledon Theatre came under the management of Ambassador Theatre Group. Now well known for delivering a range of family entertainment, touring musicals and an annual pantomime (previous guest stars include Jo Brand, Pamela Anderson and Ross Kemp), it remains one of the most prolific venues in London.

Plan Your Visit

The theatre is open up to 90 minutes before the first performance of the day begins.
A cloakroom is available at the theatre, and patrons can store bags and coats during a performance for no cost.
Visitors to the theatre may be asked to participate in bag checks upon arrival. It is advised that you get to the theatre early to avoid queues and reach your seat with plenty of time before the performance begins.
There is a bar on the Stalls and Dress Circle levels of the theatre serving drinks and refreshments before the show and during the interval. 

The Ambassador Lounge package is also available to book when buying tickets online.
Wimbledon High Street has a variety of chain and independent restaurants perfect for pre-theatre dining, and just 12 minutes’ away from New Wimbledon Theatre on the 93 or 200 bus routes. Fans of French cuisine should try local neighbourhood bistro The White Onion, whilst Thai Tho offers an extensive menu of Thai food including curries and noodle and rice dishes.
On Wimbledon High Street, pub and hotel Dog & Fox has 28 boutique bedrooms in their converted 19th century premises. Guests can enjoy comfortable accommodation and a friendly, laid back atmosphere. If your budget is more modest, a local branch of Premier Inn is three minutes’ walk from New Wimbledon Theatre.

Help Booking Tickets

Tickets can be collected at the theatre’s box office. When picking up your tickets, please bring the card you booked with and your confirmation email or reference number.
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
The box office team can be contacted by phone on 0333 009 6690.
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.
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