New London Theatre

New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW


New London Theatre

Constructed on a site previously occupied by music hall theatres and taverns, the New London Theatre continues the tradition of an entertainment venue on this spot that was started in Elizabethan times. Paul Tvrtkovic designed this West End theatre, which opened in 1973 with a presentation of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife that starred Peter Ustinov, followed by a production of Grease with Richard Gere in the role of Danny. From 1977, the theatre was a television studio for a number of years before becoming a theatre once more.

The New London Theatre’s most notable production was Cats, the Trevor Nunn and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which premiered there in 1981 and ran until 2002, making it the West End’s longest running musical of all time. Other noteworthy productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Imagine This - A New Musical, Blue Man Group, Gone with the Wind - A New Musical, The RSC's The Seagull and War Horse.

The New London Theatre has a seating capacity of 920 on two tiers, and is situated on the corner of Parker Street and Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5PW. The closest tube stations are Holborn and Covent Garden.


Now Showing: War Horse

A celebration of high-tech, life-sized puppetry created by South African puppeteers, the Handspring Puppet Company, War Horse brings to life a moving and emotional story adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo,...

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