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Aldwych Theatre

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About Aldwych Theatre

Built in 1905, the Aldwych has housed many famous productions since its opening including the first performance of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in England, A Streetcar Named Desire starring Vivien Leigh, Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers, Hapgood and Indian Ink all featuring Felicity Kendall, Tom and Clem starring Sir Michael Gabon and Alec McCowen and Amy’s View with Dame Judi Dench. In the 2000s it became a popular musical theatre venue housing Fame, Dancing in the Streets and Dirty Dancing which became the longest running show at the Aldwych achieving five years at the theatre.

Transportation & Parking

Bus Routes: 1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 68, 98 The nearest car parks are in Chinatown and Trafalgar Square. If you are planning to drive into the city we recommend that you take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme – simply have your car park ticket validated at Adelphi Theatre and the 50% discount will automatically be applied when you pay at the car park pay machine. Please visit the Q-Park website. Alternatively, there is an NCP underground car park in Parker Street.
    Covent Garden
    Charing Cross

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