Garrick Theatre London

What’s On At Garrick Theatre London

The Garrick Theatre, located at 2 Charing Cross Road in London, was named after actor David Garrick upon its opening in 1889. Interestingly, during construction, architects discovered an underground river on the site. Click here to book shows at Garrick Theatre

In 1982, the theatre became famous for comedy when the farce “No Sex Please, We’re British” had a successful four-year run. This show held the title of the longest-running show at the Garrick until 1995 when J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” transferred from the Aldwych Theatre and resided for six years.

More recently, the theatre has hosted a variety of musicals such as “A Little Night Music,” “Chicago,” and “The Scottsboro Boys.” Additionally, in 2015, Kenneth Branagh and his theatre company took up residency at the Garrick for a year-long season of plays.

If you plan to attend a performance at the Garrick Theatre, keep in mind that there are three levels of seating: Stalls, Dress Circle, and Grand Circle. In the Stalls, the view of the top of the stage may be slightly obstructed by the overhang of the Dress Circle from Row N onwards. However, the Dress Circle offers good sightlines with a horseshoe-shaped seating design. Just be aware that those in the last row may feel that the ceiling is low.

Upcoming shows at the Garrick Theatre include “The Crown Jewels” from Friday, July 7, 2023, to Saturday, September 16, 2023; “Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors” from Thursday, July 27, 2023, to Saturday, September 2, 2023; “Hamnet” from Saturday, September 30, 2023, to Saturday, January 20, 2024; and “The Gruffalo’s Child” from Friday, December 1, 2023, to Sunday, January 7, 2024.

The box office is open from 12 pm until 8 pm on Monday-Saturday for in-person bookings and collection. If there are Sunday performances, the box office will be open from 10 am until the final performance commences. The venue opens 45 minutes before the performance starts. The bars and auditorium should be open at the same time, allowing you to grab a drink and find your seat with plenty of time before the performance.

The theatre has two bars, one in the foyer and another in the Circle. Both bars offer spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, and snacks. Food and alcohol from outside the venue are strictly forbidden. A Click & Collect service is offered to theatregoers to pre-purchase drinks and beat the queues. You should receive a text within 48-hours before the performance with instructions on how to use Click & Collect.

2.1.2024
 

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