About Novello Theatre
The Novello Theatre, known as the Waldorf Theatre opened on 22 May 1905. On 13 October 1915 the entrance to the theatre pit was bombed during a heavy Zeppelin raid when 19 bombs fell on the Strand. The performance that night was of The Scarlet Pimpernel, with Fred Terry as Sir Percy Blakeney, the Pimpernel. In spite of the destruction going on all around he managed to calm the audience and in true theatrical tradition 'the show went on'. The theatre was bombed during the Blitz but the show went on once again; lunchtime performances of Shakespeare were given with the artists picking their way to the stage over the rubble. In 2005, the theatre closed for a major six-month, £4.5 million refurbishment to celebrate its centenary. It re-opened on 8 December 2005 under its new name of the Novello Theatre.
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Transportation & Parking
If you're driving into the West End to see the show, take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme saving you 50% off car parking for up to 24 hours. To qualify, present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office. Please note the discount does not apply to the pre-booking service, for full terms and conditions, participating car parks and locations visit the Q-Park website. There is also NCP parking available in Drury Lane. Bus Routes: 6, 19, 13 and 77a stop outside the theatre with many more serving the Strand.
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