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Theatre Royal Haymarket

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Theatre Royal Haymarket Tickets

A View from The Bridge

Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Theatre Royal Bath Productions with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen for Access Entertainment present Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge starring BAFTA Award winner Dominic West (The Wire, The Crown, The Affair), Olivier and Tony Award nominee Kate Fleetwood (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Macbeth, London Road) and BAFTA Cymru Award winner Callum Scott Howells, (It’s A Sin, Cabaret).
  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.
  • Starring: Callum Scott Howells, Kate Fleetwood, Dominic West
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea tickets Opens 8 Jul 2024 Opens 8 July 2024 The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End for Summer 2024.

  • Opens: Monday, 8 July 2024
    Booking until: Sunday, 1 September 2024
  • Running time: 55min. No interval.
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Waiting For Godot tickets Opens 13 Sep 2024 Opens 13 September 2024 Waiting For Godot

Waiting For Godot

Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw star in one of the greatest plays of the 20th century – Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, directed by James Macdonald is heading to London. Waiting for Godot centres on Vladimir and Estragon who wait for the mysterious Godot. The play delves into themes of existentialism, absurdity, and the human condition, highlighting the uncertainty and repetitiveness of life.

  • Opens: Friday, 13 September 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 14 December 2024
  • Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Starring: Ben Whishaw
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Theatre Royal Haymarket Facilities

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

Theatre Royal Haymarket Access Tickets

Disabled theatregoers and their carers can get discount tickets. Please phone the Theatre Royal Haymarket access line on 020 7930 8800.

Theatre Royal Haymarket Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Charing Cross
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Bakerloo
  • Piccadilly
Day buses
  • (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159
Night buses
  • (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159
Theatre Royal Haymarket history

From the outside

The Theatre Royal Haymarket’s fabulous six pillared frontage is impressive in itself. But inside it’s simply stunning, with wonderful painted ceiling murals, gleaming gilt engraving and cool, exotic marble walls… all of which probably makes it the West End’s most beautiful theatre.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket architecture and history

A young carpenter, John Potter, built a small theatre on the site of the Kings Head pub back in 1720, in a rough, poor area frequented by thieves, next door to the Cannon and Musket gun shop. A brave venture, when it first opened its doors as the Hay Market the venue had a run of terrible luck. They didn’t have permission to stage dramas, which at the time required a Royal Patent or Charter, for a start.

Keen to stay open despite everything, Potter staged concerts and amateur plays, only to be closed regularly by the police. Then, just like in a fairytale, a French nobleman, the Duke of Montague, brought a change in fortune. He’d arrived in the city with his troupe of French Actors and a play, La Fille a La Mode, ready to stage. But neither of the official theatres in town wanted to put on a French show. So the Duke turned to Potter and made him an offer he couldn’t resist. While the play wasn’t a huge hit, it set the stage and the theatre went from strength to strength from then onwards. It enjoyed its first ever box office success in 1729, a spectacular show called Hurlothrumbo, which ran for 30 nights and packed the house. And the venue never looked back.

The profits from a production of Trilby at the Haymarket paid for Her Majesty’s Theatre to be built, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket hosted the first stage production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, back in 1893. John Gielgud acted as fire warden during the Blitz, setting up home in one of the theatre’s dressing rooms. And the past four years have seen considerable change, with the theatre’s revolutionary Masterclass Programme expanding slowly but surely and the theatre becoming a receiving house again for the first time since 1982.

Bear in mind that the Theatre Royal, Haymarket is a different venue from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and you’ll be fine!

Ghostly appearances at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

The theatre’s colourful former manager, Sir John Buckstone, has been spotted – and heard – throughout the theatre on numerous occasions, by the audience and by the stars who have trodden its magnificent stage, including Dame Judi Dench and Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame.

Past shows at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Recent past hits at the Theatre Royal Haymarket include Treasure Island with Keith Allan, the classic play Waiting for Godot, On the Waterfront, set in 1950s New York and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. They’ve staged Horses’ Tales and Sweet Charity, The Rivals, Flare Path, and The Tempest starring Ralph Fiennes.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket access

You’ll find disabled access through the side doors on the Haymarket, and exits either side of the doors at the Haymarket foyer. There’s one wheelchair space at the back of the auditorium and if you can transfer from your wheelchair, you can use any aisle seat in the stalls.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket tickets

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

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB