Fortune Theatre London

Venue Information

Fortune Theatre
Address: Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1

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What's on at the Fortune Theatre?

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What's on at the Fortune Theatre?
The Woman in Black is a current production at the Fortune Theatre. The latest booking period for The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre started 7 September 2021 and runs until 29 April 2023. Tickets for The Woman in Black start at £13 and are available to book now
How do I get to the Fortune Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Fortune 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, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkChinatown and Q-Park Trafalgar (more parking information).  For directions to the Fortune Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Fortune Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Fortune Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Fortune Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Fortune Theatre has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Fortune Theatre?
Fortune Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 0800 912 6971
Access email address: fortuneboxoffice@theambassadors.com
Accessible toilets situated: Next to Box A - accessed via side fire exit
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Dress x2
Sound amplification: Induction Loop & Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: Level access
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 21 to Stalls, 7 to Dress Circle, 40 to Upper Circle
Level access: To Foyer
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Wheelchair lift
How many seats are in the Fortune Theatre?
The Fortune Theatre has 440 seats.
Who owns the Fortune Theatre?
The Fortune Theatre is owned by ATG

Fortune Theatre Facts

What date did the Fortune Theatre open?

8 November 1924

Who designed the Fortune Theatre?

Ernest Schaufelberg

What was the first production at the Fortune Theatre?

Sinners by Laurence Cowen


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Theatre History

The Fortune Theatre was the very first London theatre to be built after World War I, and was designed by Ernest Schaufelberg.

It opened on 8 November 1924 with a production of Sinners by Laurence Cowen.

Famous faces that have played the Fortune stage since 1924 include Dirk Bogarde, Dame Judi Dench and Maureen Lipman, and the 1960’s revue Beyond the Fringe with Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.

The Woman in Black, which has played at the Fortune since 1989, is by far the Fortune’s longest running show, continuing to scare audiences 8 times a week!

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