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Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET GB

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Sunset Boulevard

Savoy Theatre

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Sunset Boulevard – A glittering black comedy musical. Based on Billy Wilder’s popular movie, the musical Sunset Boulevard premièred at the Adelphi Theatre way back in 1993. It ran for nearly four years and delighted almost two million people. On Broadway it attracted the biggest ever advance, a startling $37.5 million. Now it's back in the West End and Nicole Scherzinger plays the lead role. Fantastic!
  • Booking until: Saturday, 6 January 2024
  • Running time: 2h 30m (incl. interval)
  • Starring: Nicole Scherzinger
  • Playing at: Savoy Theatre
  • Booking until: Saturday, 6 January 2024
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Plaza Suite tickets Opens 15 Jan 2024 Opens 15 January 2024 Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Savoy Theatre

Actor Matthew Broderick has won two Tony Awards. Sarah Jessica Parker has won two Emmy Awards. Now they’re making magic on stage in the West End from January 2024, working together for the first time. Welcome to Neil Simon’s smash-hit comedy, Plaza Suite, a hilariously sharp exploration of love and marriage. It took Broadway audiences by storm, now these two world-class actors play three different couples in the West End, whose stay in one iconic hotel room proves more than they’d expected. It’s on stage from Monday 15th January to Sunday 31st March 2024, and your venue is the Savoy Theatre.
  • Opens: Monday, 15 January 2024
    Booking until: Sunday, 31 March 2024
  • Starring: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker
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Mean Girls tickets Opens 10 Jun 2024 Opens 10 June 2024 Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Savoy Theatre

Tickets from £23.00
Watch your back! The mean girls are beautiful. The mean girls are stylish, and popular, and enviable... but they are also seriously nasty, wild and vicious. You know you want to sit with them, but it's dangerous. When Cady arrives at a new school she finds it a lot wilder and scarier than the hot, wild animal-filled African Savannah where she grew up. Will she find her place in the strange new world of Illinois?
  • Opens: Monday, 10 June 2024
    Booking until: Sunday, 27 October 2024
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
  • Playing at: Savoy Theatre
  • Booking until: Sunday, 27 October 2024
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Savoy Theatre Facilities

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

Savoy Theatre Access Tickets

Disabled theatregoers and their carers can get discount tickets. Please phone the Savoy Theatre access line on 0333 009 6690.

Savoy Theatre Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Embankment
  • Covent Garden
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Bakerloo
  • Circle
  • District
  • Northern
  • Piccadilly
Day buses
  • (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176; (Aldwych) 59, 68, 171, 172, 188, X68, RV1
Night buses
  • (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551; (Aldwych) 188, N68, N171
Savoy Theatre history

From the outside

The Savoy Theatre stands next to the world famous Savoy Hotel. A devastating fire in 1990 destroyed the original building and today it is modern and geometric inside, perfect for hosting massive, impressive stage musicals.

Savoy Theatre architecture and history

The original site of the Savoy Theatre was once a 13th century palace called the Savoy Palace, created by Peter, Earl of Richmond, on land given to him by King Henry 3rd. Later the site of a hospital and a military prison, it became a theatre in 1881 when the wealthy Richard D’Oyly Carte, who adored Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas , became determined to stage them in the West End and created a purpose built venue, the first ever to include electric light.

An instant hit, the new theatre put on a run of eight extremely successful Gilbert & Sullivan shows, lit by a magnificent 1200 new-fangled light bulbs. It was such a success that the family used the profits to build the famously posh Savoy Hotel in 1904.

Richard D’Oyly Carte died in 1901, after which his beloved theatre was dogged by misfortune, with fifteen years of failures and closures to its name. In 1915 the great man’s son, Richard, took over the management of the theatre, opening the freshly renovated venue in 1929 with Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. The Savoy Theatre remained in the D’Oyly Carte family until 1985, when the last family member died without an heir.

West End theatres, usually lit by dangerous gaslight, burned down regularly in the past. But the Savoy, the first ever electrically-lit West End theatre, didn’t burn down until the 1990s! The building’s original designs were long lost by that time but it was carefully rebuilt all the same, after which it re-opened again in1993 in a ceremony attended by Princess Diana, for a four year run of Gilbert & Sullivan shows.

Later, the new owners took a musical theatre direction, presenting musicals The Rat Pack, Fiddler on the Roof and most famously, the smash hit musical Legally Blonde.

Hauntings at the Savoy Theatre!

Cast members and the public have spotted various ghosts over the years, including a mysterious man and a grey haired old lady, invisible presences, weird smells and pockets of inexplicable freezing cold air.

Past shows at the Savoy Theatre

As well as countless Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas’ the Savoy Theatre has hosted the massive musical hit Dreamboats and Petticoats as well as Rodger and Hammerstein's famous musical Carousel, starring Lesley Garrett, Alexander Silber and Jeremiah James.

Savoy Theatre access

Wheelchair users can access the Savoy’s box office through three sets of double doors, without steps. There’s easy access to the auditorium via the Carting Lane entrance, and the hard of hearing can pick up headsets from the Cloakroom. Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium, alternatively theatre staff are happy to dog-sit.

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Strand, London, WC2R 0ET GB