Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Current Show: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Catherine St, London, Westminster, WC2B - Theatre Royal Drury Lane Tickets: 0844 412 2955

Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London West End

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London West End

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a theatre in the West End area of London, officially situated on Catherine Street, but backing onto Drury Lane just to the east of Covent Garden.

The present Theatre Royal Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Wyatt, opened on October 10, 1812 with a production of Hamlet. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane interior has been substantially redesigned and overhauled many times since then: a contemporary sketch of it when it was new is shown on the right, seen from the point of view of the beau monde in the lower gallery. Theatre Royal Drury Lane is one of the West End's largest, and has been the setting for appearances by Edmund Kean and Sarah Siddons, among others.

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane current capacity is 2,205. The current show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.