Gillian Lynne Theatre

Venue Information

Gillian Lynne Theatre
Address: 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PW
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68

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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 10 January 1973
Designer: Paul Tvrtkovic
First production: The Unknown Soldier and his Wife starring Peter Ustinov
Number of seats: 1102

Theatre History

The original building that houses the Gillian Lynne Theatre was designed by Paul Tvrtkovic, and opened as the New London Theatre on 10 January 1973 with a production of The Unknown Soldier and his Wife starring Peter Ustinov.

The New London Theatre was renamed the Gillian Lynne Theatre by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in May 2018 in honour of the legendary West End choreographer Gillian Lynne.

Prior to the building of the New London Theatre the site included the Old Mogul Tavern as early as 1828, which was modified and became the Middlesex Music Theatre from 1851. This was replaced with the Frank Matcham designed New Middlesex Theatre of Varieties, which then became the Winter Garden from 20 May 1919. The Winter Garden closed in 1959 and was then demolished in 1965.

Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre:

School of Rock
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