Head to the Fortune Theatre to catch some interesting performances, and you’ll be visiting the oldest remaining public building in London to be designed in its entirety with concrete as a textured and exposed façade! The first theatre to be built in London after World War I, the Fortune Theatre today is a Grade II-listed West End theatre and one of the smallest of the lot. Situated on Russell Street, near Covent Garden, in the City of Westminster, the structure is overshadowed by the nearby Theatre Royal Drury Lane, but the figurine of one of the Greek Muses, Terpsichore, that sits atop the entrance, makes it an iconic building that is hard to miss. It is most famous for hosting The Woman in Black from 1989 until 2023.

448 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Air Conditioning




Assistive Listening System

Adapted Toilets

Guide Dogs

About Fortune Theatre

Popular Productions
  • The Fortune Theatre is said to be the second smallest West End theatre, after the Arts Theatre.
  • It has a seating capacity of 448 people, spread over Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle sections.
  • There are 206 Stall seats, 112 Dress Circle seats, and 130 Upper Circle seats.

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Know Before You Go

Getting There
Tips & Guidelines
Nearby Restaurants
  • Train: The closest station to Fortune Theatre is the Charing Cross Station, located 18 minutes away on foot.
  • Tube: The nearest tube station is Covent Garden, served by the Piccadilly line. It is a mere five-minute walk from the theatre. Leicester Square station is also close.
  • Bus: Hop off at the Covent Garden bus stop served by routes 24, 29 or 176. 
  • Parking: Chinatown and Trafalgar Square car parks are the closest Q-Parks near the Fortune Theatre, where you can get discounted parking fees with validated theatre tickets. 
  • Recommended Modes of Transport: The tube is the easiest mode of public transportation to reach the venue.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fortune Theatre

Where is Fortune Theatre located?

Fortune Theatre is located between Covent Garden and Aldwych, in London.

How can I reach Fortune Theatre?

Fortune Theatre is easily accessible by train, bus, tube or private vehicle. The tube is the most recommended mode of transport.

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

Fortune Theatre has largely been a Receiving Theatre and has also hosted many long-running shows. Some of its most popular shows are Nunsense, The Woman in Black, Operation Mincemeat and others.

What are the seating options available at Fortune Theatre?

Fortune Theatre has a seating capacity of 448 people, spread over Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle sections.

Is Fortune Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the theatre has made its performances accessible to those with motor, audio, visual and other stimulatory challenges. The Fortune Theatre offers various facilities and resources for disabled visitors, including wheelchair access, hearing devices, a wheelchair lift and more.

How much do the Fortune Theatre tickets cost?

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

Where can I book my Fortune Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Fortune Theatre 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 Fortune Theatre London?

Yes, the Fortune Theatre has many dining options nearby, such as Dishoom, The Ivy Market Grill, J Sheekey and others. The venue also has in-house bars for patrons.

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

A few attractions near the Fortune Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show include the British Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Opera House, the London Transport Museum and others.

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