Formerly known as the New London Theatre, Gillian Lynne is a West End theatre located on the iconic Drury Lane in London. It is the first theatre in the West End of London that wasn’t named after a royal woman or family member. The Gillian Lynne Theatre opened in 1973 with a production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife and has since then hosted several successful productions of plays, musicals, revivals as well as snooker championships during its stint as a television studio.

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About Gillian Lynne Theatre

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  • The Gillian Lynne Theatre can seat almost 1300 people at any given time.
  • The seating arrangement is divided into two sections - Stalls (862 seats) and Circle (437 seats).
  • The theatre has a thrust stage, which extends into the auditorium causing the seats to surround it in a shape similar to that of a square horseshoe. 
  • Several seats face the stage side-on offering angled views of the stage, which is why we recommend that you pick the middle seats in any row for clear views. 
  • For the best views of the stage, pick a middle seat in the Stalls.

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  • Bus: Take routes 1, 59, 68, 134, 168, 171, 188, 243 or X68 and get off at the bus stops on Kingsway. The theatre is a 3-minute walk from there.
  • Tube: The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line). The theatre is a 6-minute walk from both stations.
  • Car: You can also take a taxi or drive down to the theatre if you have a car.
  • Parking: Car parking facilities are available in Seven Dials and Covent Garden. The daily congestion charges apply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gillian Lynne Theatre

How can I reach Gillian Lynne Theatre?

You can reach Gillian Lynne Theatre via train, bus, tube, or car.

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

Gillian Lynne Theatre has staged several productions including musicals, ballet, plays, and operas. A few notable ones include King Lear, The Seagull, War Horse, School of Rock and more.

What are the seating options available at Gillian Lynne Theatre?

There are two seating sections available - Stalls and Circle.

Is Gillian Lynne Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes. Gillian Lynne Theatre is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are other facilities like accessible bars, adapted toilets, trained hosts and more.

How much do the Gillian Lynne Theatre tickets cost?

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

Where can I book my Gillian Lynne Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Gillian Lynne 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 Gillian Lynne Theatre?

Yes. There are quite a few dining options available near Gillian Lynne Theatre such as Barrafina, Lowlander Grand Cafe, Hoa Sen Restaurant, and more.

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

A few attractions near Gillian Lynne Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show include the Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, and more.

Past Shows

Crazy For You
Musicals
4.7(35)
The Lehman Trilogy
Plays
4.6(20)
Cinderella
Pantomimes
3.7(12)

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