Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London Box Office
Address: Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Tube lines: Piccadilly
Nearest tube: Covent Garden
Directions from Covent Garden :
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.
Nearest rail: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus routes: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night buses: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
What's On at the Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London
Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London Information
If you are driving, there are NCP car parks at the following addresses:
Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5NT
Selkirk House, Museum Street, London, WC1A 1JP
Brewer Street, London, W1F 0LA
You can see these, and other NCP car parks on their website http://www.ncp.co.uk/
However, you can participate in the Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme and get 50% off your parking costs by validating your parking ticket in the foyer at the theatre.
For more information on Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme either call +44 (0)870 442 0104 or visit Q-Parks website http://www.q-park.co.uk/theatreland
The closest participating car park for the New London Theatre is Q-Park Chinatown at 20 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7PR. The rates for this car park are £6.50 per hour, up to 4 hours, and after that it is £38 for up to 24 hours.
Q-Park Chinatown is a newly refurbished underground car park in the heart of Chinatown. This secure entry car park has speed gates and a new lift has been installed for customers.
Don't forget to pay the £11.50 (£1 less if you register, but that costs you £10 for a car) daily congestion charge for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, if you are driving into London.
Alternatively, plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
Access through the main double swing doors into the foyer is step-free. The box office on the right hand side has a lowered counter. There is an escalator from this foyer up to the mezzanine level – there are then steps up to the Stalls. There are also steps up to the Dress Circle.
Wheelchair users should go into the foyer and ask for a member of staff on arrival. The Stalls area is then serviced by a lift for disabled patrons only. There are two wheelchair spaces located at N1 and N2 in the Stalls, where companions are able to sit adjacent. Scooters are able to access the foyer, but patrons will need to change to a wheelchair in order to gain access to the auditorium.
Toilets are available at foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle levels, with adapted toilets between the lift and the auditorium.
There is access without steps to the bar (with a counter height of 1M). Otherwise the bar is accessed via the escalator or steps up from the foyer. Drinks can also be brought to disabled guests in the auditorium.
Infra-red system with headsets and neckloops. Induction loop at the box office. Headsets are available in the foyer.
There is only one blue badge parking spaced located outside the theatre, for use from 6.30pm onwards. Alternative parking is at the NCP in Parker Mews, below the theatre.
Assistance dogs are allowed in the theatre, and can either accompany owners into the auditorium, or staff are available to dog-sit during the performance. You will need to contact the theatre prior to arrival to arrange this.
In The Area
Cash/ATM - HSBC is located at 210 High Holborn ( approx. 4 min walk ); Barclays is at 366 Strand ( approx. 8 min walk ); Nat West is at 65 Aldwych ( approx. 6 min walk ).
Eating & Drinking - Lowlander Grand Café, serving Belgian & Dutch beers, plus brasserie menu of bar meals and mussels, located at 36 Drury Lane. Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen will serve you with food & drink, alongside sports on big screens as well, located on Great Queen Street. Also on Great Queen Street choose between Bhatti and Tandoori Nights for your curry treat. You can find Wolfe's Bar & Grill on Great Queen Street, where you will find a curvy bar, mirrored ceiling, steak, burgers and grills!
The New London theatre is a modern building, although there has been entertainment on this site since the Elizabethan era. The current building's first production was a TV recording of Marlene Dietrich's 1-woman show, but the 1st full stage production was The Unknown Soldier and his Wife in 1973. The theatre has since been host to shows such as Grease, Deja Revue, the debut of Cats with Elaine Paige, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blue Man Group and Gone with the Wind. Currently War Horse is the show at this theatre, although this comes to an end in March 2016.