One of the popular West End theatres in Westminster, London, Novello opened in 1905 and was known as Waldorf Theatre and Strand Theatre for different periods. Now called Novello, the theatre is known to host the wildly popular musical Mamma Mia!, drawing ABBA fans from all over the world to the Novello auditorium to watch the critically acclaimed performance. Novello, located on the banks of the Thames River, is quite central and one of the most accessible theatres in the vicinity. Its twin, Aldwych theatre, is a stone’s throw away, both being built by the same visionary.

1088 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible



Accessible Toilets

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About Novello Theatre

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  • The Novello Theatre has a seating capacity of 1088. 
  • It is divided into four sections -  479 Stall seats, 249 Dress Circle seats, 218 Grand Circle seats and 142 Balcony seats.

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  • Train: The closest train station to the Novello theatre is Charing Cross, which is a fifteen-minute walk away.
  • Tube: The closest tube stations to the Novello theatre are Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Holborn, which are served by Picadilly and Central lines. 
  • Bus: The nearest bus stops are frequented by bus numbers 6, 15, 11 and 26.
  • Parking: You can park at the Q-Park Theatreland, which has a parking scheme for 50% off car parking after midday for up to 4 hours. You could also park at the NCP parking slots available in Drury Lane. Disabled parking bays are available nearby on Tavistock Street and Wellington Street. You will also have to take into account London’s Congestion Charge Zone in which the theatre falls, costing you £11.50 per weekday between 7 AM - 6 PM and free after.

Frequently Asked Questions About Novello Theatre

Where is Novello Theatre located?

Novello Theatre is on Aldwych, in the City of Westminster. It is located between Charing Cross and City Thameslink Stations.

How do I reach the Novello theatre?

The theatre is conveniently placed and easily accessible by bus, train, or tube.

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

Novello Theatre has staged several productions including musicals, ballet, plays, and operas. A few notable ones include No Sex Please, We’re British!, Hamlet, Mamma Mia!, among others.

How much are tickets to the theatre?

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 Novello Theatre tickets?

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

Is there a dress code at the Novello Theatre?

No, there is no official dress code to the theatre, however do dress to be comfortable. The theatre is air-conditioned so it is advisable to come prepared.

Is there wheelchair access to the Novello Theatre?

Yes, the Theatre has been designed to be extremely friendly and accessible to the differently abled. The Dress Circle level is step-free and wheelchair accessible. 

Are there food options around the theatre?

Yes, there are restaurants and cocktail bars inside the theatre. You will also find numerous dining options around the theatre like Somerset House, Thai Square, and others.

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

There are quite a few attractions near Novello Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show. Some of these include The Courtauld Gallery, The London Film Museum, Covent Garden, and the Duchess Theatre.