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Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH GB

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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Garrick Theatre

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Following three previous sold-out runs, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Heavy is heading back into the West End for a limited run from 29 February 2024. Don't miss out on what The Spectator described as "A vital piece of theatre!"

  • Booking until: Saturday, 1 June 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Boys From The Blackstuff tickets Opens 13 Jun 2024 Opens 13 June 2024 Boys From The Blackstuff

Boys From The Blackstuff

Garrick Theatre

Tickets from £20.00
Roll back time to the ‘80s and life was hard for unemployed Yosser, Loggo, Chrissie, George, Dixie and his son Kevin. The 1980 TV series was a legend, now James Graham’s adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff transfers to the West End for a limited 8 week run.
  • Opens: Thursday, 13 June 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30 min. Incl. 20min interval.
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Why Am I So Single tickets Opens 27 Aug 2024 Opens 27 August 2024 Why Am I So Single

Why Am I So Single

Garrick Theatre

Tickets from £24.00
From the multi-award-winning writers of SIX, Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss, comes their all-new, highly anticipated second musical, WHY AM I SO SINGLE? This Big Fancy Musical follows two besties through the ups, and mostly downs, of their dating lives in the era of Tinder (and Bumble and Grindr and Hinge and Feeld). This musical extravaganza about love, dating, friendship – and bees – explores the weird and wonderful hilariousness of being single.
  • Opens: Tuesday, 27 August 2024
    Booking until: Thursday, 13 February 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.
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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 0330 333 4815.

Garrick Theatre Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Northern
  • Piccadilly
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