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Novello Theatre

Novello Theatre London

5 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 13, 19, 77a

Theatre Facts & History

Date opened: 22 May 1905
Theatre designed by: W. G. R. Sprague
First production: Il Maestro di Capella by Ferdinand Paer
Number of seats: 927
Other info:Originally opened as the Waldorf Theatre on the 22 May 1905. Its name was changed to the Strand Theatre in October 1909, and then the Whitney Theatre in 1911. It reverted back to the Strand Theatre again in 1913. Cameron Mackintosh and his Delfont Mackintosh Group renamed the theatre in December 2005 to the Novello Theatre (Ivor Novello had lived in a flat over the theatre for 38 years from 1913 to 1951).
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