Savoy Theatre London

Venue Information

Savoy Theatre
Address: Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1

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What's on at the Savoy Theatre?

Pretty Woman: The Musical is the current production at the Savoy Theatre. The latest booking period for Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Savoy Theatre started 8 July 2021 and runs until 2 April 2022. Tickets for Pretty Woman: The Musical start at £18 and are available to book now.

How do I get to the Savoy Theatre?

Public transport is recommended to travel to the Savoy Theatre. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1. If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-Park Chinatown (more parking information).  For directions to the Savoy Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.

Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 10th October 1881
Designer: C. J. Phipps / Frank A. Tugwell
First production: Gilbert and Sulivan's The Gondoliers
Number of seats: 1158
Theatre owner: ATG
Other facts: The first Savoy Theatre, designed by C. J. Phipps, was opened on 10 October 1881 with a production of Gilbert and Sulivan's Patience or Bunthorne's Bride; it was the first theatre to use electricity to light its auditorium rather than gas lighting. The second, current theatre was opened on 21 October 1929 - the original exterior was mainly intact but the interior was rebuilt to designs by Frank A. Tugwell; On 12 February 1990 whilst the theatre was being renovated a fire destroyed everything but the stage and backstage areas but it was restored and reopened on 19 July 1993

Theatre History

The original Savoy Theatre was built by theatre and operetta impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte to house the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.

It was designed by C. J. Phipps and Frank A. Tugwell, and opened on 10th October 1881 with a production of Gilbert and Sulivan’s The Gondoliers.

In 1929 the theatre had a beautiful makeover, withBasil Ionides designing an impressive art deco interior, reopening on 21 October 1929. The theatre was further restored in 1993 following a fire.

Recent musical productions at the Savoy include Beatles musical, Let It Be (2013), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2014) starring Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley, and Gypsy (2015) starring Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, and Peter Davison.

Recent plays presented at the Savoy include the RSC’s Richard III starring Robert Lindsay, Blithe Spirit with Penelope Keith and The Sunshine Boys starring Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths.

Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Savoy Theatre include:

9 to 5 The Musical
Funny Girl
Guys and Dolls
Dreamgirls The Musical
Gypsy
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Cabaret
The Sunshine Boys

1 thought on “Savoy Theatre London”

  1. comment and review i came on saturday for the second time, coming to see dream girls .i came for the day from derbys.i really enjoyed the show .but it was spolit when at the end of the show i was one of the last ones out.i was told to go out of a side door.this led me to the back of the hotel i think .i didnt know where to go a friendly girl from the hotel told me where to go.it was an auful way to come out not safe for a senior citizen to go there was no one else there ,half way two men where coming down from the top road.i could have been robbed or attacked no one was there to know.you need to tell staff to think about who you are directing out of that door.its dark that way i was just glad i got out alright that way i was on my own.i would like to know you have got this message.

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