Q Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme
Driving into the West End to see a show? Then take advantage of Q Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme and save 50% off your car parking charge, for up to 24 hours. So theatregoers can park more easily when seeing a show, and to attract more people to the West End, the Society of London Theatre and Q Park run this scheme to make it easier and cheaper to park in Central London.
Please note that the TFL congestion charge may also apply, check it out on their website before you drive into London.
Participating car parks
Q Park car parks that are part of the scheme include: Burlington, which is close to West End theatres including the London Palladium. Also, the Chinatown car park, useful for theatres such as the Cambridge Theatre and Donmar Warehouse, the Prince Edward, Prince of Wales and Palace Theatre, and the Dominion and Phoenix Theatres. The Leicester Square Q Park is near the Wyndham’s, Noel Coward, Garrick, St Martin’s and Duke of York’s theatres, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
The car park called Oxford Street is useful for the London Palladium. Pimlico, is best for Victoria’s theatres such as the Victoria Palace and Apollo Victoria. The Soho Q Park is close to pretty much all West End theatres, including the Gielgud, Sondheim, Apollo and Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue. Trafalgar, is handy for the Trafalgar Studios, and Adelphi, Vaudeville and the Lyceum on or near the Strand, or the Novello, Aldwych, Drury Lane Theatre Royal and Duchess Theatres.
Finally the Park Lane/Marble Arch car park is useful for reaching all of the West End. See a list of all London theatres here.
Not all West End theatres participate, but all of the big ones do, with a list of theatre and car parks on the Q Park website.
How to obtain your discount
1. Drive to a participating car park (see below) and take a parking ticket upon entry
2. Take the parking ticket with you to the participating West End theatre
3. At the West End theatre, ask the Box Office staff to validate your parking ticket
3. Return to the car park and insert your parking ticket in the payment machine
4. A 50% discount will be automatically applied to the standard daily tariff
5. Insert this parking ticket at the exit barrier to raise barrier
Tariffs vary between car parks; this promotion cannot be used with any other discount schemes, including Q Park’s advanced booking service and any overstay above the 24 hours will be charged at the normal car park fee.
This scheme operates in Q Park’s central West End Theatreland car parks: Burlington, Chinatown, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Park Lane/Marble Arch, Pimlico, Soho, and Trafalgar.
Please note that all information is correct at the time of press and please check with Q Park ahead of your theatre trip.