West End

Noël Coward Theatre London: Home of The Night of the Iguana

The Noël Coward Theatre has been a West End institution since 1903. The theatre originally opened as the New Theatre, and was later named Albery Theatre; and finally, in 2006, it was renovated and renamed the Noël Coward Theatre after the famous British playwright and actor. With a history of over 115 years, the Noël Coward Theatre London has seen its share of remarkable productions including ‘Oliver!’, ‘Children of a Lesser God,’ ‘Ducktastic,’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ and ‘Million Dollar Quartet.’

Coming soon to Noel Coward Theatre is 'The Night of the Iguana', starring Clive Owen, Anna Gunn, Lia Williams, and Julian Grover. If you wish to catch a performance of ‘The Night of the Iguana’ at West End, our Noël Coward Theatre London guide has all the information you need.

Venue Details

Address: 85-88 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP, UK

Opened: 1903

Seating Capacity: 891

Seating Chart: Check out the Noël Coward Theatre London Seating Plan.

Now Playing at Noël Coward Theatre

The Night of the Iguana

Noël Coward Theatre london - The Night of the Iguana

Penned by Tennessee Williams, one of the first playwrights in history, The Night of the Iguana features an all-star cast including the likes of Clive Owen (who makes his return to West End after eighteen years), Anna Gunn, Julian Glover, and Lia Williams. Directed by James Macdonald, who has helmed many extensive productions, the show promises to be a stunner. When the show originally premiered as a three-part play in 1961, it was nominated for two Tonys. This is a deepdive into the dark psyches of certain characters and will surely intrigue the audience.

The Story

Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon has just been through an emotional breakdown, due to which he is forced to take up a job as a tour guide for an agency. He is taking a group of people across Mexico and due to an incoming storm, they take shelter at a rundown hotel located along the coast. When a storm is already brewing outside, the characters go through further internal breakdowns when Shannon is accused of raping Charlotte Goodall, one of the tourist group members. Watch the show to find out what happens next!

Practical Information

Accessible Seating

The Noël Coward Theatre has accessible entry through a ramp in the front door on St. Martin’s Lane. Box M also has 2 spaces for wheelchair users or 1 wheelchair user and a companion. The Royal Circle can accommodate 2 wheelchairs, transfer seating is also available in any of the seats in the Royal Circle. The Wheelchairs are stored in the cloakroom and guests are requested to ring in advance for the facility.

Available Facilities

Assistive Listening System: The theatre has 20 infrared headsets and can be collected from the Foyer.

Bar: The Noël Coward Theatre has 3 bars on the Stalls, Royal Circle, and Balcony levels. Access customers can be served drinks in their seats.

Cloakroom: There are cloakroom facilities at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Guide dogs: Guide dogs are welcome at the theatre; the staff is also willing to dog sit while patrons enjoy the show.

Toilets: The Women’s toilets are available at the foyer, Stalls, and Grand Circle levels. The Men’s toilets are on the Stalls and Grand Circle level. The disabled toilets are on the Foyer level by the cloakroom.

Handy Tips

  • The show is recommended for ages 16+, in case adults wish to bring persons who are less than 16 years old they need to be seated with a companion. Separate seats for children are not allowed in the theatre for this show.
  • Snacks, food, and drinks from outside the theatre are not allowed .
  • The theatre does not play any advertisements prior to the show, hence it is advisable to reach much in advance for the show.

Getting There

Tube: The nearest tube stations is Leicester Square Circus (Northern and Piccadilly lines).

Rail: The nearest station is Charing Cross.

Bus: 24, 29, 176 buses are suitable to reach the Noël Coward Theatre.

Restaurants near Noël Coward Theatre London

1. Round Table: A traditional British Pub perfect to catch a round of pre-show drinks.

2. Steak & Co: A treat for meat-lovers, Steak & Co. serves up the best steak, and has an exclusive pre-theatre dinner menu for a quick meal.

3. Brown’s Covent Garden: A classic British all-day brasserie, come here for afternoon tea or a post-theatre dinner of British delicacies.

4. Le Garrick: Serving French cuisine, this restaurant is often voted among London’s most romantic restaurants, and is ideal for a post-show date.

5. Koha Restaurant & Bar: A favorite of theatre-goers, Koha is best known for its classic European dishes.

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