The Arts Theatre opened on 20 April 1927 and was known for putting on experimental and diverse sets of performances, quite different from the other theatres of the time. This independent theatre started as a members-only club to avoid censorship from the Lord Chamberlain's office. Along with the likes of Hampstead Everyman, the Gate Theatre Studio and the Q Theatre, it was known as a space for the nurturing of new and avant-garde productions. Decades later, it is now West End’s smallest commercial theatre, still holding to its ethos of providing a platform for different performances. The Arts Theatre is the perfect intimate venue to enjoy a show unlike what you’ve seen before.

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About Arts Theatre London

Seating Plan
History
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  • The Arts Theatre has a seating capacity of 353 people.
  • Seats are spread across two levels – Stalls, and Circles.
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  • Tube: The nearest tube station to Arts Theatre London is Leicester Square.
  • Bus: The closest stop is Charing Cross Road served by bus routes 24, 29, and 176.
  • Train: The closest train station is London Charing Cross.
  • Parking: The nearest Q-Park to the Arts Theatre London is Q-Park Chinatown. You could avail of 50% off on parking by showing your theatre ticket.
  • Recommended Mode of Transport: The tube is the most efficient way to reach the Arts Theatre, which is located just a minute’s walk away from the station. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Arts Theatre London

Where is Arts Theatre located?

Arts Theatre is located on Great Newport Street, in Westminster, Central London.

How can I reach Arts Theatre London?

Arts Theatre London is easily accessible by all forms of public transport, the easiest being the tube, with the station being within walking distance from the theatre.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Arts Theatre London?

The theatre is known for its portrayal of bold and experimental shows. Some famous productions are The Choir of Man, Shirley Jones, Wet Weather Cover, Six, and American Idiot, to name a few.

What are the seating options available at Arts Theatre London?

Arts Theatre London has a seating capacity of about 353 patrons, spread over two levels: Stalls and Circles.

Is Arts Theatre London accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the theatre has made its performances accessible to those with motor, audio, visual and other special needs. It offers facilities like access performances, step-free access, guide-dog allowance and more to patrons.

How much do the Arts Theatre London tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Arts Theatre.

Where can I book my Arts Theatre London tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Arts Theatre London online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Arts Theatre London?

Arts Theatre London is surrounded by bustling restaurants such as The Ivy and Dishoom.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Arts Theatre London?

There are quite a few attractions near the Arts Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show. Some of these include the Tower of London, the London Eye, the London Transport Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and more.