Arts Theatre

Theatre, Musicals Covent Garden
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Arts Theatre
© Susie Rea
There's surely space for a fringe-style, smaller theatre in commercial-minded central London but the Arts Theatre is having trouble filling it right now. It's supposed to champion left-field, alternative productions in its cosy two-floor space. 'Waiting For Godot' and 'The Vagina Monologues' both had their London premieres here while 'Closer To Heaven' – the Pet Shop Boys' and Jonathan Harvey's musical about clubland kids – merrily divided opinion. But it's struggled to find similar success in recent years, despite a recent refurbishment and relaunch. The runs are short so it's worth checking out the kids' theatre programme at holiday times.


Venue name: Arts Theatre
Address: 6-7 Great Newport St
Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq
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  • Drama Until Saturday July 15 2017
  • Off-West End Sunday July 2 2017
  • Fringe Wednesday July 19 2017 - Saturday September 2 2017
  • Cabaret and standards Sunday August 6 2017 - Sunday August 27 2017

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The Arts Theatre is a small and cosy place located in between Leceister square and Covent garden. 

Very different from the "big boys" we know in the area but despite its size this theatre has some great plays!!

I recently saw the Wipers Times there and absolutely loved it. 

We were supposed to be on the restricted view seats but I have been able to enjoy the play without missing half of it! 

I haven't tried the cakes mentioned in the previous comment but the ice creams are great!!! ;)


An intimated theatre venue where you'll be able to get close to the action. It reminded me slightly of a school theatre but a great place to see something slightly different. Also check out the cafe which serves delicious cakes.