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Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH GB

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Potted Panto tickets Opens 1 Apr 2021 Opens 1 April 2021 Potted Panto
Potted Panto

Garrick Theatre

4.4/5 - based on 10 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.4 10 reviews Tickets from £23.80
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7 classic pantomimes in 70 hilarious minutes!

Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a tenth anniversary festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour and Las Vegas residency of Harry Potter parody Potted Potter.

In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball.

It’s all unmissable fun, whether you’re six or 106.

  • Opens: Thursday, 1 April 2021
    Booking until: Sunday, 18 April 2021
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Here Come The Boys tickets Opens 7 Apr 2021 Opens 7 April 2021 Here Come The Boys
Here Come The Boys

Garrick Theatre

Tickets from £30.00
It's fantastic to see the Garrick theatre coming to life with such a splendid, dramatic, colourful and fresh dance show. It's designed to deliver joy, excitement, and an extraordinary theatre experience for anyone who loves dance, adores Strictly Come Dancing, and was bowled over by the amazing runner up Karim. Meet some of 2020's finest ever male dancers in a thrilling production you'll remember for years. Welcome to Here Come the Boys!
  • Opens: Wednesday, 7 April 2021
    Booking until: Saturday, 15 May 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours (one interval)
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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical tickets Opens 19 Apr 2021 Opens 19 April 2021 Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Garrick Theatre

4.8/5 - based on 35 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 35 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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Grab a load of brilliant music. Take a few handfuls of great comedy. Mix them together and add a load of creative improvisation, plus ideas from the audience. What do you get? A show that's different every time, unique every time, driven by people like you. It's dazzlingly good, it's on at the Other Palace and it's called Showstopper!
  • Opens: Monday, 19 April 2021
    Booking until: Monday, 7 June 2021
  • Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
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The Drifters Girl tickets Opens 4 Nov 2021 Opens 4 November 2021 The Drifters Girl
The Drifters Girl

Garrick Theatre

Tickets from £24.00
The Drifters are touring the UK from late 2019 into late 2020, which makes the timing of this new and apparently completely spectacular musical just about perfect. The legendary band must be delighted to be featured in a West End show. Welcome to The Drifters Girl, starring the dazzlingly brilliant British soul diva Beverley Knight. Your venue? The Garrick theatre.
  • Opens: Thursday, 4 November 2021
    Booking until: Saturday, 26 March 2022
  • Starring: Beverley Knight
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Garrick Theatre Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Garrick Theatre Access Tickets

Disabled theatregoers and their carers can get discount tickets. Please phone the Garrick Theatre access line on 033 0333 4815.

Garrick Theatre Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Northern
  • Piccadilly
  • Bakerloo
Day buses
  • (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night buses
  • (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Garrick Theatre history

From the outside

The Grade 1 listed Garrick Theatre is a magnificent building from the late 1800s complete with impressive pillars, a row of lovely round windows along the top and an impressive entranceway. Inside its luscious crimson walls and classical Greek-inspired circle decorations, all beautifully preserved, give it a real feel of theatrical tradition, a bit like going back in time.

Garrick Theatre architecture and history

David Garrick, after whom the Garrick is named, was a famously successful actor and manager in the 1700s who first came to London as a wine seller but soon found his spiritual home in the theatre, keeping a special place in his heart for the plays of William Shakespeare.

Commissioned by one W.S. Gilbert and designed by architect Walter Emden, the man behind the Duke Of York's theatre, in collaboration with C.J Philips, the Garrick Theatre was built specially for the well known and loved actor-manager John Hare in 1889. Once upon a time a river flowed beneath the site, which caused all manner of problems when the building was being built. These days the Underground has replaced the long-lost river so you’ll be safe and dry!

The interior décor is stunning, with pretty balcony fronts featuring cupids holding laurel-leaf decorated shields, a portrait of the famous actor Garrick and a bust of Shakespeare. Unusually, the Garrick’s dressing rooms are completely separate from the auditorium and actors have to navigate a spooky underground tunnel to reach the stage.

The Garrick saw various management teams come and go before shutting down between 1939 and autumn 1941. After the war, in 1947, the popular actor, singer and dancer Jack Buchanan took over and put on a series of very successful comedies. It was refurbished extensively in ‘65 and ’66, then again in 1986, when Carl Toms the expert stage designer restored the auditorium, at the same time giving the exterior a badly-needed face lift.

Over the decades the Garrick Theatre has been home to numerous household name actors including Dame Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Christian Slater, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and even Summer Phoenix.

Hauntings at the Garrick Theatre

A Mr Arthur Bourchier, a previous actor and manager at the Garrick who hated critics, apparently haunts the back of the theatre. He often appears after a performance and makes his presence felt by tapping unsuspecting people on the back!

Past shows at the Garrick Theatre

Previous productions at the Garrick Theatre include the wonderful Death Trap, Mr and Mrs Nobody, The Vortex, This is Our Youth, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, Amy's View and Bad Girls the Musical. Plus Derren Brown Mind Reader, Zorro - The Musical, The Little Dog Laughed and All The Fun of the Fair Starring David Essex, The Gruffalo, Pygmalion and The Go! Go! Go! Show.

Garrick Theatre access

The Garrick provides access for wheelchairs and scooters.

Garrick Theatre tickets

We’re a popular destination for a wide variety of seat types and prices, with excellent availability on the full range of Garrick Theatre tickets.

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH GB