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Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF

  1. Grand Circle 66.4215686% rating for Grand Circle



  2. Dress Circle 80.8187134% rating for Dress Circle



  3. Stalls 74.3039592% rating for Stalls



Current show

  • Beautiful


    From 10 Feb 2015 to 29 Oct 2016

    The two time Tony Award winning show that has taken Broadway by storm is now playing in London. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the tale of the famous songwriter’s rise to stardom and features many of her hit songs throughout the show.

About the theatre

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.


Best value tips

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.

Bigger budget tips

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 then aisle seats fall within the proscenium and can be just as good.

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Past Shows

  • Dance 'til Dawn

    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. 

  • Bring Up the Bodies

    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. 

  • Wolf Hall

    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. 

  • Stephen Ward the Musical

    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.

  • Top Hat

    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.

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