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New London Theatre

Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW

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Nearest Tube Station Tube Station: Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Parking Parking: NCP car park in Parker Mews (off Drury Lane), below the theatre. Masterpark offer up to 50% discount on parking, click here for more information - Masterpark Theatreland Parking Scheme. The £8 daily congestion charge for central London applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. All The Really Useful Group Theatres have a dedicated host to assist disabled patrons.
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Guide Dogs Guide Dogs:

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium, staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager's office.

Sound Amplification Infra-Red:

Infra-red system with 6 headsets and 2 neckloops. Headsets can be collected from the front desk. Deposit required.

Disabled Wheelchair Access Disabled Access:

No steps to the Stalls area of the auditorium, via a lift (for disabled patrons only) inside the stage door on Parker Mews. Please ask a member of Front of House Staff to accompany you. There is a steep ramp over 2 steps to the lift entrance (58cm wide). From the lift there are 2 swing doors via the backstage area into the auditorium. There are 2 spaces for a wheelchair users at S1 and S2 in the Stalls, companions can sit next to you. Scooter users can access the main foyer, but have to transfer to the theatre's wheelchair to access the auditorium. A maximum of 1 scooter and 2 wheelchair transfer spaces available to aisle or rear stall seats. Wheelchairs will be stored in the Green Room, scooters in foyer.

Toilets Toilets:

Toilets at foyer (level access), Stalls and Dress Circle level

Steps Steps:

No steps through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office to the right with lowered counter. Escalator up from the main foyer to the mezzanine level and then a further 32 steps up to the Stalls, or 41 to the rear Stalls. 65 steps up to the Dress Circle (threesteep steps between rows). Venue is carpeted throughout and all staircases are highlighted with handrails on either side. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.

Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: Yes
Venue Owner Owner: The Really Useful Group

The New London Theatre is a West End theatre located on the corners of Drury Lane and Parker Street in Covent Garden, in the City of Westminster.

Designed by Paul Tvrtkovic, it officially opened on January 2, 1973 with a production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife starring Peter Ustinov. Between 1981 and 2002 it was home to the musical Cats, during which time it became the longest running musical in West End history.

It also hosted the 1977 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the Masters snooker between 1976 and 1978.

Between 2003 and 2005 the theatre hosted Bill Kenwright's revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This closed after a two and a half year run on 3 September 2005. Currently, the venues is playing host to the London transfer of the hit off-Broadway production, Blue Man Group, which will close in July 2007, to make way for "Never Forget", a musical based on the songs of Take That.