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You can now get married at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Tie the proverbial knot in a 210-year-old West End icon

Andrzej Lukowski
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Andrzej Lukowski

The iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane has had the mother of all facelifts over the last several years, with owners Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber pouring a walloping £60m into giving the vast theatre – which opened in its present form in 1812 – a comprehensive revamp that stretches from doing up the auditorium to opening up lushly vegetated café-bar The Garden.

Now, on Valentine’s Day 2022, they’ve announced that the icing on the cake is a new marriage license: if you’re looking for a wedding with some theatrical stardust then the Lane could be the place for you.

Clearly there are some caveats here: it presumably costs an absolute bomb, and they’re unlikely to cancel a performance of current smash musical ‘Frozen’ to accommodate your nuptials (so the odds are you’ll have to have your extremely expensive wedding on a Monday or Tuesday). Still, it’s about as special a venue as you could hope for, and you don’t actively have to opt for the 2,000-seat main auditorium: The Garden and the Grand Saloon are both available. 

The theatre will also be open late tonight for a Valentine’s Day ‘afternoon’ tea for couples with champagne costing £49 a head – there will be some walk-ins available if you’re failed to make a booking and are desperate to salvage something of the night.

Find more information about booking Theatre Royal Drury Lane here.

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