Duchess Theatre London

Venue Information

Duchess Theatre
Address: 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341

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What's on at the Duchess Theatre?

The Play That Goes Wrong is a current production at the Duchess Theatre. The latest booking period for The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre started 18 June 2021 and runs until 2 April 2023. Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong start at £24 and are available to book now.

How do I get to the Duchess Theatre?

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

Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 25 November 1929
Designer: Ewen Barr
First production: Tunnel Trench by Hubert Griffith
Number of seats: 470
Theatre owner: Nimax Theatres

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Theatre History

The Duchess Theatre on Catherine Street in Covent Garden as designed by Ewen Barr and first opened on 25 November 1929 with a production of Tunnel Trench by Hubert Griffith.

Notable productions over the years include Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit (1942), where it completed its record run of 1,997 performances in 1942; Bill Naughton’s play Alfie (1962), which promoted Lewis Gilbert to get the film rights and make his Michael Caine movie; Tom Eyen’s The Dirtiest Show in Town (1970’s); Oh! Calcutta! (1974) transferred to the Duchess Theatre from the Royalty Theatre; The Players’ Theatre Company with their Late Joys Victorian Music hall programme between 1987 and 1990; Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress For Dinner which transferred to the Duchess from the Apollo Theatre in 1992 and stayed until 1997; and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan (1997).


Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Duchess Theatre include:

Bakersfield Mist
Tell Me on a Sunday
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Fences
Untold Stories
The Boy With Tape On His Face
Sooty In Space
Our Boys
The Hurly Burly Show
Written on the Heart
Ruby Wax - Losing It
The Pitmen Painters
Ecstasy
Butley
Krapp's Last Tape
Love Story
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes

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