The Noël Coward Theatre (formerly the Albery Theatre) is a west-end theatre located on St. Martin's Lane close to Covent Garden. The venue first opened its doors to the public on 12th March 1903 as the 'New Theatre' and was built by Sir Charles Wyndham directly behind the Wyndhams Theatre which was completed in 1899.
The architect W.G.R. Sprague designed the building with the exterior of the theatre laid out in a classical style and the interior of the venue in the style of Rococo. The theatre has a seating capacity of 872 patrons on located four levels and is now a Grade II Listed Structure.
It was renamed the Albery Theatre in 1973 in tribute to the former long-serving manager of the theatre, the late Sir Bronson Albery. The theatre has been owned by Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd since September 2005, and underwent a major refurbishment program in 2006 after which it was subsequently was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre upon its re-opening for the London premiere of the show 'Avenue Q' in June 2006.
Noel Coward, one of the nation's greatest actors and playwrights, actually appeared in his own play 'I'll Leave It To You' at the venue in 1920, which was the first West End production of one of his plays.
Theatre tickets to all performances at the Noel Coward Theatre are available to book securely through this website. The current production at the venue is Dear Evan Hansen.
Are Tickets To At The Noel Coward Theatre Cheap To Buy?
Although tickets can start from as little as £30 it is worth noting that the Noel Coward Theatre has four tiers and there are quite a few seats in the cheaper sections of the upper circle and balcony that feature a restriction to your view so it is highly recommended that you study the seating plan prior to purchase to ensure that you are happy with your seats before submitting payment.
Is It Easy To Find Discount Tickets At The Noel Coward Theatre?
This will depend on the production, and in the case of the current resident show - Dear Evan Hansen, the short answer to this is a resounding NO as this is a hugely popular show and sheer public demand dictates that it is doubtful that there will be any official discount Dear Evan Hansen tickets on sale any time soon. Bargain hunters looking to keep the price down could do worse than looking at advance booking either clear view seats in the upper circle or slightly to the back and on the sides of the stalls or dress circle during off peak periods and for midweek performances.
Are There Any Tickets At The Noel Coward Theatre That Should Be Avoided?
The Noel Coward Theatre has quite a few seats that do have bad restrictions so when buying tickets to it is recommended that you study the seating plan before booking to make sure that you are happy with your purchase. The seats in row AA of the upper circle for example, and quite a few of the seats in the balcony feature quite severe restrictions and should possibly be avoided if possible.
When Is The Best Time To Book Tickets At The Noel Coward Theatre?
The best value when booking tickets at the Noel Coward Theatre, as with most West End shows can be found in midweek performances in the quieter months of November, January and February when London traditionally has a lower footfall and producers are sometimes forced to reduce ticket prices to fill up the theatre as eight shows every single week is a demanding schedule and a lot of seats that need to be filled. The weeks following on from school holidays are very often quiet in the theatre and can regularly see a downwards movement in ticket prices bringing big savings.
Seating PlanNoel Coward Theatre Seating Plan
Address85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Directions from nearest tube
(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
(Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night Bus Numbers
(Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Within Congestion Zone