Venue InformationDuchess 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
What's on at the Duchess Theatre?
Frequently Asked Questions
Access phone number: 0330 333 4815
Access email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible toilets situated: Stalls
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls x2
Sound amplification: Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: Stairs
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 20 to Stalls, 11 to Dress Circle
Level access: N/A
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: AAT Stairclimber to Stalls
Duchess Theatre Facts
What date did the Duchess Theatre open?
25 November 1929
Who designed the Duchess Theatre?
What was the first production at the Duchess Theatre?
Tunnel Trench by Hubert Griffith
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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:Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes
Tell Me on a Sunday
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
The Boy With Tape On His Face
Sooty In Space
The Hurly Burly Show
Written on the Heart
Ruby Wax - Losing It
The Pitmen Painters
Krapp's Last Tape
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes