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 'All About Eve', starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James. Based on the award-winning 1950 movie (of the same name), the play follows Margo Channing in her quest to remain a top Broadway star. Standing in her way is her ardent fan Eve Harrington. Watch the show to see how the whole betrayal saga plays out!
If you wish to catch a performance of ‘All About Eve’ at West End, our Noël Coward Theatre London guide has all the information you need.
Address: 85-88 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP, UK
Seating Capacity: 891
Seating Chart: Check out the Noël Coward Theatre London Seating Plan.
Now Playing at Noël Coward Theatre
All About Eve
All About Eve, directed by Tony Award-winner Ivo Van Howe, is an interesting play that delves into to certain events in the life of Margo Channing, a Broadway star who is entering her 40s and happens to bump into one of her fans, Eve Harrington. A modern-day adaptation of the 1950 movie, the play moves forward retaining a sense of duplicity and mystery. Gillian Anderson and Lily James, who are accomplished stars themselves, play the major roles. PJ Harvey, a two-time Mercury Award-winner, scores the music.
Margo Channing is worried about staying relevant on the Broadway scene as she approaches her 40s. She has a chance encounter with Eve Harrington who pretends to be a fan but has other dubious plans in mind. Eve secretly wishes to dethrone Margo and become the next top star on Broadway. She gets hired as Margo's assistant and transitions herself into her understudy. As time progresses, she even manages to attract the attention of theatre critics and Hollywood as whole. Watch the show to find out how this story of deceit plays out!
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.
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.
- 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.
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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