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Charing Cross Road,
London, WC2H 0HH

Garrick Theatre

The Garrick Theatre on Charing Cross Road opened in April 1889 and is named after David Garrick who was a very influential Shakespearean actor.

It was financed by the playwright W S Gilbert who was the author of over 75 plays, including the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. Originally the theatre had 800 seats on 4 levels, but the gallery was closed and the seating capacity reduced to 656. The auditorium is now split on three levels with a total of 732 seats (556 of them on the stalls / dress circle level).

The interior retains many of its original features and was Grade II listed by English Heritage in September 1960. The gold leaf auditorium was restored in 1986 by the stage designer Carl Toms, and in 1997 the front façade was renovated.

In 1986 the Garrick was acquired by the Stoll Moss Group, and in 2000 became a Really Useful Theatre when Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Really Useful Group and Bridgepoint Capital purchased Stoll Moss Theatres.

In October 2005 Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer purchased the Garrick Theatre, and it became one of five playhouses operating under their company name of Nimax Theatres Ltd, alongside the Lyric Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre and Duchess Theatre.


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Tube : Charing Cross/Leicester Square
Train: Charing Cross
buses to he Playhouse theatre
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30
nearest car park

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Induction Loop or Infra-red sound amplification with 8 headsets
Guide dogs are not allowed inside the auditorium. Staff are happy to dog-sit and can look after a maximum of 3 guide dogs per performance.
An usher will take you through the gates to the left of the building to an alternative entrance which leads to the Dress Circle. 1 step down to 2 spaces for wheelchair users at E13-15.
No steps to the women’s to the right of the foyer bar, through 2 doors This is usable by someone able to leave their wheelchair with assistance. No steps up to women’s at rear of Stalls, 18 steps down to the men’s.