Theatre Royal Drury Lane Tours

The large, Greek-inspired Theatre Royal Drury Lane is the oldest theater site in London that is still in use. Having opened in 1663, it is considered to be one of the most important theaters in the world – architecturally and historically speaking. No other theater in Britain has a longer history of continuous use. More than three centuries old, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is also said to be one of the most haunted buildings in all of London – no small feat for a city that claims its fair share of spooky old buildings ( a skeleton with a knife in its chest was found in a hidden room in the 1870s)! The interior of the theater is ornately decorated with plush red-velvet seats for a truly traditional theatergoing experience. The current building was completed in 1812, and has the distinction of having been paid a visit by every monarch on the throne since then. Productions at the theater fill the house regularly, with hits like ‘Oklahoma,’ ‘My Fair Lady,’ and ‘Oliver’ seeing runs of hundreds of performances. Visitors can see a show and also take a professional guided tour through a tour company.

Practical Info

Shows being performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (commonly known just as ‘Drury Lane’) change frequently. The building faces Catherine Street and backs onto Drury Lane. The disabled entrance is on Russell Street. There are four spaces for wheelchairs, L1 and 35, K1 and 35, with seating for companions in the same row.
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Address: Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF, England
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42nd Street Theater Show in London

Secure your top-price tickets to hit Broadway musical ‘42nd Street’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End. Featuring an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more than 50 talented actors, the show busts with glitzy glamor and follows the story of Peggy Sawyer, who dreams of making it big on Broadway. Enhance your iconic West End experience by upgrading to include two courses of fine, French fare at Boulevard Brasserie, located in the heart of Covent Garden. Choose from top-price or grand circle seats at an evening or matinee performance.
  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
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Theater Royal Drury Lane Backstage Tour

One of London’s oldest playhouses, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane boasts a history rich in intrigue, ghost stories, and other bawdy anecdotes. Learn more about the venue’s entertaining past on this behind-the-scenes tour. Visit the theater’s front-of-house areas, go backstage, and even explore its secretive underground tunnels. As you go, your guide will share a number of episodes and stories from its past.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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London's Grime & Punishment Tour

Journey to London’s secret underworld on a walking tour that focuses on the capital’s macabre past. Perfect for visitors seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, this tour reveals London’s gruesome history and gives you an intimate glimpse into the city as you explore areas such as Seven Dials. Drury Lane, ad Covent Garden on foot.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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