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The Aldwych Theatre dates back to 1905, when it was originally designed as a twin theatre to the Novello Theatre, bookending the famous Aldwych. Today the theatre is home to successful musicals and plays, entertaining the large house. The hit musical Dirty Dancing first opened at the theatre, and has recently closed. The theatre is built in similar style to the Novello, in a traditional Georgian design. Based on three levels, the lower stalls are build underground, with the Dress Circle at street level. The theatre is tall and narrow, and offers particularly good views from all levels.

Big Budget Tip

Best views of the stage come from the front Stalls section, around Row B and C. Aim to sit as central as possible, although if not aisle seats fall within the proscenium and can be just as good.

Best Value Tip

Seats 5 & 6 and 28 & 29 in the Dress Circle are often discounted as they follow the curve of the balcony. They are the least affected seats in the price reduction, so if you don’t mind having a slightly rounded view of the stage these seats may be a bargain!

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  • Poster of Dance 'til Dawn at Aldwych Theatre

    Dance 'til Dawn

    From 23 Oct 2014 to 03 Jan 2015

    The latest offering from Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace who recently wowed audiences with their hit show Midnight Tango. This dance extravaganza is inspired by the golden age of Hollywood and tells a story of murder and romance on a movie set. 

  • Poster of Bring Up the Bodies at Aldwych Theatre

    Bring Up the Bodies

    From 07 May 2014 to 01 Oct 2014

    The second part in the RSC's adaptations of Hilary Mantel's award winning novels. This production transfers after a critically acclaimed run at Stratford Upon Avon along with the first part of the series Wolf Hall. Anne Boleyn has failed to provide the male heir King Henry VIII so greatly desires. Cromwell must satisfy Henry by instigating Anne’s downfall, while also satisfying his own ambitions. 

  • Poster of Wolf Hall at Aldwych Theatre

    Wolf Hall

    From 01 May 2014 to 04 Oct 2014

    This is the first part in the RSC’s adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s critically acclaimed novels and will be playing in rep with the sequel Bring Up the Bodies . This production directed by Jeremy Herrin transfers from Stratford Upon Avon after receiving rave reviews from the critics. The story charts the rise of Thomas Cronwell. 

  • Poster of Stephen Ward the Musical at Aldwych Theatre

    Stephen Ward the Musical

    From 03 Dec 2013 to 29 Mar 2014

    The latest offering from Andrew Lloyd Webber is based on the events surrounding the notorious 1962 Profumo affair. The plot of this new musical centres on Stephen Ward the osteopath who introduced John Profumo to call girl Christine Keeler causing national scandal.

  • Poster of Top Hat at Aldwych Theatre

    Top Hat

    From 19 Apr 2012 to 26 Oct 2013

    The classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film comes to the stage in this all-singing, all-dancing spectacular. The seats are positioned in a way that the front few rows still have great visibility and you can be right up close to the action.

  • Poster of Beautiful at Aldwych Theatre


    From 10 Feb 2015 to 13 Feb 2016

    This new musical follows the early life of Carole King from song writer to solo artist and took Broadway by storm. Taking the form of a jukebox musical it features all of Carole King’s back catalogue including “It Might As Well Rain until September”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “Locomotion”, and “One Fine Day” as well as other hits of the era.