Fortune Theatre London

Venue Information

Fortune Theatre
Address: Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Nearest Tube or Train: 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 3 September 2022. Tickets for The Woman in Black start at £26 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 tube 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-Park Chinatown and Q-Park Trafalgar (more parking information).  For directions to the Fortune Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.

Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 8 November 1924
Designer: Ernest Schaufelberg
First production: Sinners by Laurence Cowen
Number of seats: 440
Theatre owner: ATG

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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