Venue InformationFortune 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
What's on at the Fortune Theatre?
Frequently Asked Questions
Access phone number: 0800 912 6971
Access email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Fortune Theatre Facts
What date did the Fortune Theatre open?
8 November 1924
Who designed the Fortune Theatre?
What was the first production at the Fortune Theatre?
Sinners by Laurence Cowen
Fortune Theatre NewsMore >
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!
Theatre Previous Shows
Past shows that have played at the Fortune Theatre include:Magical Merlin