Gillian Lynne Theatre London

Gillian Lynne Theatre London

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

Cinderella is the current production at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The latest booking period for Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre started 25 June 2021 and runs until 29 May 2022. Tickets for Cinderella start at £24 and are available to book now.

How do I get to the Gillian Lynne Theatre?

Public transport is recommended to travel to the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The nearest tube stations are Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68. If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-Park Chinatown (more parking information).  For directions to the Gillian Lynne Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.

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 owner: LW Theatres

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 that have played at the Gillian Lynne Theatre include:

School of Rock
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