The Royal Court – Jerwood Downstairs
About The Royal Court – Jerwood Downstairs
The Royal Court Theatre was built in 1888 by architects Walter Emden and Bertie Crewe. It had a varied life for the first seventy years of its existence, serving variously as a receiving house, a producing venue (home to some of GB Shaw’s greatest works including Major Barbara and Man and Superman), a cinema and finally falling into disuse after bomb damage during the Blitz. Today, the Royal Court remains the home of new writing from both Britain and abroad, regularly premiering some of the world’s most innovative work. Playwrights who have recently worked with the Royal Court include David Hare, Roy Williams, Martin Crimp, debbie tucker green and Jez Butterworth. The redeveloped theatre forms a fitting backdrop to this daring new work.
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Transportation & Parking
There is a drop-off point outside the entrance to the theatre. Please note that the theatre has no car park. There is free on-street parking in the locality after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, after 1.30pm on Saturday and all day Sunday. Disabled parking spaces are available on Sloane Terrace, Culford Gardens, Cadogan Gardens and Kings Road. Many buses run to and from Sloane Square including the numbers 11, 19, 22, 137, 211, 319, 360 and C1.