Novello Theatre

Designed by W.G.R.Sprague the theatre first opened on 22nd May 1905. The theatre was originally called the Waldorf Theatre, due to it sharing a building with the famous hotel of the same name, until 1909 when it became known as The Strand. It was renamed the Novello Theatre in 2005, three quarters of a century after Ivor Davies also changed his name to Novello! The Theatre is Grade II listed because of the Georgian exterior. More Information

Novello Theatre

Novello Theatre Access and Facilities

Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD


  • Theatre facilities for disabled access
  • Guide Dogs allowed – please notify theatre when booking
  • Tube: Covent Garden
  • Taxis: You should be able to hail a taxi outside the theatre but there is a rank down at Charing Cross Station
  • Buses passing nearby: 6, 13, 19, 77a
  • Parking: NCP in Drury Lane.


  • Guide Dogs allowed – please notify theatre when booking
  • Theatre bars – 4: 2 Stalls, 1 Dress Circle and 1 Upper Circle.
  • Concessions: Ice Cream, confectionery, bar snacks and programmes
  • Theatre Toilets: Ladies and Gents accessible from all areas.  1 unisex disabled at Dress Circle

Future, current and past productions at the Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia!, Noises Off, Crazy For You, Betty Blue Eyes, Onassis, Tap Dogs, Grumpy Old Women, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, An Inspector Calls, Spring Awakening, RSC London Season, Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision, Into the Hoods, Shadowlands, Desperately Seeking Susan, The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose