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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre, Musicals Covent Garden
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
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Venue name: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Address: Catherine Street
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane is one of the oldest in the West End and its history goes back to more 4 centuries ago. It is really an amazing piece of history, art and architecture and if you are there to see a show, it is worth looking around as it has a feel that you are in a museum. Sculptures, painting, candelabras, decorations stage – everything is preserved or restored as it was hundreds of years. And it truly is a Royal theatre, Drury Lane is always providing entertainment to the royalties, it has 2 Royal boxes and its current production 42nd Street was already visited by William and Kate. The nearest underground is  Covent Garden, plenty of restaurants around.

As for the comfortless, it desires more. Because the theatre is very old, there isn’t much slope in the stalls, which means you struggle to see through the heads of people in front. The seats are in a pretty bad state, very low and very small, so expect to be really squashed to those next to you. 

Apparently, it is the one of the world's most haunted theatres. Legend says that the Man in Grey is the ghost of a knife-stabbed man whose skeletal remains were found within a walled-up side passage. Pretty spooky, right?

While trying to find the famous Drury Lane Theatre one day (I'm an ex-pat), I wandered to the most beautiful view I had found so far in London. People need to stop and really observe the wonderful street scenes of the West End. I hope my photo will remind Londoners and tourists alike that this city is fabulous!


It was an incredible transportation to the sweet land of Willy Wonka and his marvellous Chocolate Factory. The entrance to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane was vibrant and full of candy, how delightful. The architectural designs within the theatre are immensely fascinating. The lines and the structure are exquisite. It's all in the details, if you pay close attention. It is located in a very stylish and classy part of London. Probably my only criticism would be the seating for the show. They are far too small and I feel slightly squashed sitting next to other people. But overall it was a great experience and the show will be truly missed. #TOTastemaker Lots of love MD.


I had a wonderful visit to Theatre Royal Drury Lane recently to see Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

Though to be honest as far as theatre's go this one doesn’t look like much from the outside (in my personal opinion), as soon as you step inside it’s like being transported back in time – meaning that in a good way! Its oozes the class, elegance and intricacy you’d expect from a theatre dating back to the 1600s but manging to be clean, comfortable and definitely still more than fit for purpose nowadays thanks to its good upkeep.

Staff were helpful and polite, even offering us a complimentary upgrade from 4th price band balcony tickets to front row stalls as the balconies were closed when we went – this was of course very much appreciated and made our experience all the more special (almost forgetting the rest of the audience were behind us!).

The stage was a good size, big enough to accommodate to incredible special effects and set designs, all of which really did really set the scene for what was a spectacular show. The performance itself was captivating and thoroughly entertaining the whole way through, I enjoyed every minute and didn’t want it to end! I urge anyone contemplating going to see it to go sooner rather than later, as for anyone who doesn’t already know this show is in its final year in London. Also, don’t be put off by thinking it will be like a pantomime with an audience full of kids – obviously though it does appeal to those with children, there were plenty of adults like us simply there to enjoy the show. I could go on and on but I have reviewed Charlie and The Chocolate Factory separately so will leave it there as far as the show itself goes goes…

I look forward to whatever 2017 has to bring for Theatre Royal Drury Lane and hope to be back again soon!

Such a beautiful theatre... Inside is amazing, and the staff are extremely helpful and kind.. Would definitely recommend this theatre to anyone!!

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