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Novello Theatre, London

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Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The Novello Theatre main entrance is situated on Aldwych and must be accessed via steps. An alternative accessible entrance is available for wheelchair users on Catherine Street and leads to a chairlift that can take patrons onto the Dress Circle level.

All sections of the theatre must be reached by stairs. This venue is not accessible for scooter users.

Customer Assistance
Staff must be notified if customers would like to use the alternative entrance on Catherine Street and are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre. Those who wish to transfer into one of the wheelchair spaces are advised to bring a companion.

The Novello has room for one wheelchair and one wheelchair transfer per performance. Staff are able to store wheelchairs for the duration of the performance.

How to Book
For those who request assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book well in advance to guarantee availability and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for all disabled patrons and one companion, with the price depending on the show. An access rate is available for wheelchair users and patrons with specific access requirements.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call the access line: 0844 482 5165 or the Box Office: 0844 482 5137 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email:

Good Value Seats

The slips along the Dress Circle can often be discounted, as they run alongside the balcony. Try to select those seats nearest the centre for best value for money.

Premium Seats

The best seats in the Stalls are midway back, around row M. Aim to sit close to the centre for an amazing view of the stage.
  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia! The music of Swedish pop band, ABBA, lives on on stage! Now one of the longest running and most successful jukebox musicals ever, Mamma Mia! has taken the world by storm, playing to millions of audience members since it opened on the West End in 1999.

    Booking from 05 Feb 2016 to 22 Oct 2016


The Novello Theatre dates back to 1905 where it opened as the Waldorf Theatre. Built as a twin to the Aldwych Theatre, the venue bookends the famous Aldwych on the south side. Throughout the 20th century the theatre was known as the Strand Theatre, until it was renamed in 2005 to honour musician Ivor Novello who lived in the flat above. Throughout the past decade the theatre has been home to the RSC’s London season, as well as a number of musical flops. The theatre is built in traditional Victorian style with a classical façade. Constructed over four levels it seats over 1000 people, with the majority of seats in the comfortable stalls section. The theatre is tall and thin, with shorter rows on each level making it feel relatively high. Best seats tend to be in the well raked Stalls, which have no obstructions.

Location and Map

5 Aldwych Street, London, WC2B 4LD

Past Shows

  • Noises Off

    - Closed 30/06/12