Delightful Edwardian theatre. Tony and Olivier award nominated Gavin Lee and Broadway leading lady Kristen Beth Williams star in the stage adaptation of the classic dance film TOP HAT. Box office 0844 8471712
The theatre was built as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre (now called the Novello Theatre), both designed by W.G.R. Sprague. Funded by Seymour Hicks, in association with the American impressario Charles Frohman, and built by Walter Wallis of Balham. The ornate decorations were in the Georgian style. The theatre was constructed on the newly-built Aldwych. Since 2000, the theatre has hosted a selection of plays, comedies and musical theatre productions. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Whistle Down the Wind played until 2001, and Fame enjoyed an extended run from 2002 to 2006. Since then, the venue has hosted Dancing in the Streets, which subsequently moved to the Playhouse Theatre, and the British stage version of Dirty Dancing.