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Wyndham's Theatre

Theatre, West End Charing Cross Road
4 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)
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Time Out says

Busy West End home of serious drama

Wyndham’s is a West End theatre with genuine pedigree. It's named for Charles Wyndham, the 19th century actor who originally had it built, and he launched it in 1899 with a play where he played another acting legend, David Garrick. It was here that JM Barrie staged a series of plays from 1903; 'Rebecca' author Daphne du Maurier launched her play 'The Years Between'; fellow novelist Graham Greene chose it to premiere 1953’s ‘The Living Room’; and Edward Albee presented the autobiographical ‘Three Tall Women’ starring Maggie Smith. It is also where Madonna made her rather awkward West End debut in 2002.

Wyndham's has a grand Portland stone exterior, with neoclassical flourishes that ensure it cuts a dash on busy Charing Cross road. Inside, Wyndham's Theatre is all Louis XVI splendour. With 759 seats across four levels, it's one of the West End's more intimate venues, meaning you get a good view of the action at most price points. 

Basically the order of the day is serious plays and quality comedies, often starring big names, plus the occasional short run for a successful comedian. Runs are typically limited for this busy house, and absolutely do not go expecting to catch a musical here.



Address: Charing Cross Road
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square; Rail: Charing Cross
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  • Drama Until Saturday June 13 2020
  • Drama Monday June 22 2020 - Sunday October 4 2020

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4 out of 5 stars

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Beautiful traditional theatre right by Leicester Square on Charing Cross Road.

A small theatre with tiny hidden staircases dotted about that could get you lost around the building whilst trying to find the bar or toilet!

Seats in the Royal Circle offered a fantastic view - as it is small, you’re never too far from the action on stage.


Wyndham's is a beautiful Victorian theatre with original features decorating every wall. Despite its relatively small size, it's a hub of creativity, with some of the best talent in the world appearing regularly. Yes, the seats and loos are very snug, but people were smaller back in the Victorian times.... maybe that's the reason! 

A classic London theatre that makes you realise the heritage that we have in the capital. Will most definitely be back.


This is one of the better looking theatres in London’s Theaterland. It’s pretty small and so they try to utilise every available square foot, mostly successfully, although sometimes it does feel slightly claustrophobic. The cubicles in the toilets are tiny and the seats in the upper circle where we were seated are really tight and high perched. But the theatre itself is beautiful. It’s all tiffany blue and pale gold, very art deco, and quite different from the normal red velvet you get in Victorian Age theatres. We saw Lady Day here the other day and the club-style table seating they have set up next to the stage worked perfectly with the story line. Would definitely be happy to return to this theatre.


Beautiful theatre! Saw Lady Day there, and even the balcony seats had a good view. The seats themselves were not very comfy and the stairs are awfully steep. Still a beautiful place.


Wyndham Theatre is Grade III listed building which is situated literally next to the Leicester Square Station. It's one of the medium/small theatres in the West End. The stalls go up to the row P and even though it says that the view is restricted somewhere at the last rows due to the overhanging circle, I think it's actually reasonably good. The seats are quite narrow and the lavatories are shockingly small, you literally can't turn around.  

The decor of the theatre is beautiful with lots of impressive paintings, candelabras, ceiling decorations and so on. 


Beautiful old theatre with high quality programme and often famous actors, the building is well maintained and has a charming character. That being said, avoid the cheap but extremely uncomfortable balcony seats; anyone with long legs or back problems won’t have that much of a nice time, even if the view is not too bad.

Fantastic theatre, such a wide variety of shows there, Skylight, A view from the Bridge, American Buffalo and The Father. Beautiful building and always a friendly atmosphere, couldn't recommend more!

The staff are amazing and the architecture is stunning and beautifully maintained.

CG Cocktail club has a nice atmosphere and convenient for a few pre-theatre drinks.

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