The Drury Lane Theatre located in Covent Garden, is the oldest theatre in London that is still being used as a stage venue. With a seating capacity of over 2,000, the Drury Lane Theatre is known to host not only magical theatrical performances, but also social events, and musical concerts. It is the only West End theatre in London that has two royal boxes as part of its design. The long-running history behind the theatre is as engaging as the performances being held there even today. 

737 Seats

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Frozen The Musical

Frozen The Musical


About Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Seating Plan
Popular Productions
  • The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has a seating capacity of 1993. 
  • Section wise seating capacities are:  737 stall seats, 477 Royal Circle seats, 408 Grand Circle seats and 371 Balcony seats.
  • The theatre also has two royal boxes - the King’s side and the Prince’s side.

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Getting There
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  • Bus: You can hop onto the following bus routes that will drop you off at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane- (Aldwych) 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, RV1, X68. If you’re looking for night buses, the following routes apply: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551 
  • Tube: The nearest station to the Theatre is the Covent Garden station (Piccadilly line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly line). After exiting from the Covent Garden station, go right on Long Acre and take another right into Bow Street. After 100 meters, you’ll find the theatre on your left on Russell Street/Catherine Street.
  • Train: The closest train stations are Waterloo station and Charing Cross, which are about 15 minutes away from the theatre. 
  • Ferry: The closest ferry stop is Embankment Pier. 
  • Cycle: The nearest bicycle docking stations are at Tavistock Street, Wellington Street and Kingsway.
  • Parking: You can park at the car park at Drury Lane, Parker Street which is 5 minutes away from the venue. You could also park at the Chinatown car park, where parking prices start at £22 for up to 3 hours, and £29.50 for 4 hours. You will also have to pay a Congestion Charge Zone for Central London which costs £11.50 between 7 AM and 6 PM, and is free outside this window. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Where is Theatre Royal Drury Lane located?

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a short stroll from Covent Garden tube station on the Piccadilly Line, with entrances facing Catherine Street. Leicester Square, Soho and the River Thames are all within a short walk from the theatre.

How do I reach the Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

The theatre is in the heart of Covent Garden and can be reached by bus, train, tube, cycle, ferry or on foot. 

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

Theatre Royal Drury Lane has staged several productions including musicals, ballet, plays, and operas. A few notable ones include Disney’s Frozen the Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Shrek the Musical, among others.

 Is there wheelchair access to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

Yes, the Theatre has been designed to be extremely friendly and accessible to the differently abled. Three of the four floors, and all washrooms are wheelchair accessible. 

How do I book my tickets for a show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

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

How much are the tickets to the shows at Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

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

Are there dining options around the theatre?

Yes. There are quite a few dining options available near Theatre Royal Drury Lane such as Violas, Balthazar and more.

What are some of the attractions to see near Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

There are quite a few attractions near Theatre Royal Drury Lane that you can explore before you go for a show. Some of these include the Royal Opera House, The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition, and Drury Lane Gardens.

What are the types of seating offered at the theatre?

There are four seating sections available - Stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony. Stalls offer the best views of the stage while the elevated sections offer top-down views of the stage, as well as panoramic views of the auditorium.