Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly the New London Theatre)

Designed by Paul Tvrtkovic, The Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly the New London Theatre) officially opened on January 2, 1973 with a production of “The Unknown Soldier and His Wife” starring Peter Ustinov. Of course it became most famous when it become home to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats between 1981 and 2002. The show became the longest running musical in West End history at that time. More Information

New London Theatre

Gillian Lynne Theatre Access and Facilities

Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW


  • Theatre facilities for disabled access
  • Guide Dogs allowed but not in auditorium
  • Tube: Holborn and Covent Garden
  • Nearby bus routes: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68
  • NCP in Parker Mews below the theatre.


  • Theatre facilities for the hard of hearing
  • Theatre air-conditioning
  • Theatre Bars – 2:  at Stalls level
  • Concessions – Ice Cream, confectionery and programmes
  • Ground floor foyer: Ladies and Gents Stalls: Ladies, Gents and one unisex disabled. Dress Circle: Ladies and Gents

Future, current and past productions at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock, Show Boat, War Horse, Gone with the Wind, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blue Man Group, Cats