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Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it one of the West End's newest theatres. The building is sleek and impressive, with a stunning mirrored facade. The amphitheatre was designed along the hyper-modern lines of post-war continental theatres. Stage, seats, lights, even the walls, can all be made to change their position. This allows directors to choose between conventional and in the round productions, as well as any number of different sizes and shapes for their stages.In practice, this wealth of choice rather bamboozled directors and it was nearly a decade before this revolutionary space had a major hit. When that hit arrived, however, it was to be the longest-running musical London has ever seen. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats ran from 1981-2002 - an incredible 3,385 performances. The spectacular junkyard set, with aisles running through the audience, was only made possible by this uniquely versatile theatre.

 

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School of RockSchool of RockSchool of RockStudents at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the feel good musical based on the smash hit 2003 film. "The kids are genuinely talented" says Michael Billington in The Guardian in this Olivier Award winning musical adaptation of School of Rock - Andrew2018-12-10T19:30:00+00002019-01-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the feel good musical based on the smash hit 2003 film. "The kids are genuinely talented" says Michael Billington in The Guardian in this Olivier Award winning musical adaptation of School of Rock - Andrew... More about this event
 
An Evening With Sir Michael ParkinsonAn Evening With Sir Michael ParkinsonThe Yorkshireman talks about his life, career and new book George Best: A Memoir.2018-12-11T19:30:00+00002018-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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4 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  40% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 3 minutes from New London Theatre
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  36% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  39% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from New London Theatre
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third ... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from New London Theatre
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from New London Theatre
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from New London Theatre
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes from New London Theatre
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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The Snowman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2018 to 6th January 2019
New London Theatre, Portugal Street, WC2A | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 5th January 2019
New London Theatre, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from New London Theatre
Hearts are broken and emotional wounds salved as young gay men in modern-day New York continue to wrestle with their feelings in the closing chapter of ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st September 2018 to 5th January 2019
New London Theatre, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from New London Theatre
Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's new play, The Inheritance, comes to the West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near New London Theatre
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from New London Theatre
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near New London Theatre
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Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress with ... More
 
 
 
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SugarSin
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from New London Theatre
Covent Garden got a little bit sweeter at the beginning of 2012 with the opening of SugarSin. Run by Swedish sisters Anna and ... More
 
 
 
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Bunga Bunga Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
167 Drury Lane, WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
With live theatre, Roman statues and a reproduction of the Trevi Fountain in the loos, Bunga Bunga sets the stage for a madcap and memorable night ... More
 
 
 
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BungaTINI
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
167 Drury Lane, WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
A spin off from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling's Bunga Bunga in Battersea, BungaTINI brings pizza, coffee and cocktails to Drury Lane in ... More
 
 
 
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Jar Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
176 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
Opened in early 2015, seasonal British restaurant Jar Kitchen on Drury lane is a welcome addition to the Covent Garden area. The first venture from restaurateurs ... More
 
 
 
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Near New London Theatre
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from New London Theatre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from New London Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from New London Theatre
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London New London Theatre.
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from New London Theatre
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from New London Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from New London Theatre
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from New London Theatre
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from New London Theatre
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from New London Theatre
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from New London Theatre
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from New London Theatre
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
 

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Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2019 

Library & Museum Of Freemasonry 1 minute walk from New London Theatre

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Royal Opera: Carmen
Royal Opera: Carmen
Concerts | Until 22nd December 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from New London Theatre

Following its UK premiere in February this year, Barrie Kosky's all-singing all-dancing production of Bizet's much-loved opera Carmen returns to ...More

 
The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dance | Until 15th January 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from New London Theatre

That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on the 3rd December, offering families a ...More

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 3 minutes walk from New London Theatre

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Sweat
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 4 minutes walk from New London Theatre

Lynette Linton directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize-winning drama about the slow and steady decay of the American Dream based on ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 10th February 2019 

Cambridge Theatre 4 minutes walk from New London Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard: Christmas Treats Bazaar
St Martin's Courtyard: Christmas Treats Bazaar
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2018 

St Martin's Courtyard 5 minutes walk from New London Theatre

Making gift buying a little more fun, the Christmas Treats Bazaar pops up at 3 Slingsby Place from Wednesday 28th ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 5 minutes walk from New London Theatre

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 20th July 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 5 minutes walk from New London Theatre

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 

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Having already made a splash in New York, 24-year-old Thai-Australian writer Anchuli Felicia King is ...More

 
Pah-La
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Theatre | From 3rd April 

Royal Court Theatre

Having been withdrawn from the schedule in 2017, Abhishek Majumdar's Pah-La will finally be staged ...More

 
Inside Bitch
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Theatre | From 27th February 

Royal Court Theatre

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Superhoe
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Theatre | From 30th January 

Royal Court Theatre

Nicole Lecky's Royal Court writing and performing debut, Superhoe is a one-woman show about 24-year-old ...More

 
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)
Theatre | From 21st May 

Lyric Hammersmith

Following a successful run in 2015, Kneehigh theatre return to Lyric Hammersmith in 2019 with Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), a reimagining of John ...More

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Theatre | From 19th February 

Lyric Hammersmith

Avant-garde theatre quartet 1927 bring their show, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, to the Lyric Hammersmith this winter following sell-out runs at the National Theatre ...More

Leave to Remain
Leave to Remain
Theatre | From 18th January 

Lyric Hammersmith

An exciting new production from TV writer Matt Jones, the world premiere of Leave to ...More

 
The Winter's Tale
Kids Events | From 6th February 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

After a successful run in 2017, Justin Audibert's child-friendly version of The Winter's Tale returns to the National Theatre this February, just in time for half term. Created to introduce young audiences to Shakespeare, the ...More

Downstate
Downstate
Theatre | From 12th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a ...More

 
Top Girls
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More than three decades since it premiered at the Royal Court, Caryl Churchill's powerful feminist ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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