There has been a theatre on the site of the Adelphi for more than 200 years, but the current building opened in 1930. Famous productions staged here include Gertrude Lawrence in Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant and Ivor Novello’s The Dancing Years.
The art deco building was restored in 1993 when Andrew Lloyd Webber became co-owner. It is now best known for musicals and recently staged popular revivals of Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Interest in the latter show was boosted after television viewers voted for an unknown actor to play the title role.
The auditorium has a seating capacity of 1500 over 3 levels, plus 2 wheelchairs. Some seats have a “restricted” or “side view”. There are 4 bars, licensed for alcohol. Snacks, sweets and ice creams are also available. The theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance. The building has a comfort cooling system and, for disabled guests, a ramp front of house, an adapted toilet and infrared hearing aid system.
The nearest tubes to the Adelphi Theatre are Covent Garden (400m) and Charing Cross/Embankment (300m). You can park on meters behind the theatre on Maiden Lane, or make use of the NCP Car Parks on Drury Lane or Upper St Martins Lane.
In our travels around the web, we found these Adelphi Theatre web pages useful. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to list your favourite Adelphi Theatre website here.
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