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2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

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2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

Year opened: 1889
Capacity: 656

  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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Upcoming Highlights

  • The Winter's Tale

    Opens Oct 17

  • Harlequinade

    Opens Oct 18

  • All On Her Own

    Opens Oct 28

  • Lee Mead - Some Enchanted Christmas Evening

    Dec 6, 2015

  • The Painkiller

    Opens Mar 05, 2016

  • Romeo And Juliet

    Opens May 12, 2016

  • The Entertainer

    Opens Aug 20, 2016

The Winter's Tale

October 17, 2015-January 13, 2016

Following the announcement that esteemed playwright, actor and director Kenneth Branagh would be setting up a brand-new theatre company, the Garrick Theatre will be presenting Shakespeare's "problem play" The Winter's Tale, directed by and starring Branagh himself opposite Dame Judi Dench. This production is one of five spearheaded by the actor/directing legend including Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer.


October 18, 2015-January 16, 2016

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in Terence Rattigan's affectionate homage to the art (and madness) of theatre, produced as part of his all-star season at the Garrick Theatre this year. When a professional theatre company premiers their production Romeo and Juliet on opening night in a small Midlands town, the two leads are shocked to discover secrets about each other that could tear their real-life marriage apart. Bigamy, the realisation of age and farcical attempts by their put-upon stage manager to find a real job all combine for a chaotic opening night!

All On Her Own

October 28, 2015-January 13, 2016

Zoe Wanamaker stars in this one-woman play by Terence Rattigan. Performed as part of a double bill with Kenneth Branagh's Harlequinade, these two contrasting plays provide an exciting challenge for Wanamaker as well as a unique opportunity to see these very two very different Rattigan productions. All On Her Own sees Wanamaker take on the role of a woman with a secret, alone at midnight in London who has to share with us a terrible burden that is both sinister and heart breaking.

Lee Mead - Some Enchanted Christmas Evening

December 6, 2015

Following his sell-out "Christmas With Lee Mead" last year, this curly-haired heartthrob has become a matinee star in his own right. So this Christmas, Lee will be returning to the Garrick Theatre to host his second West End festive concert at the venue which is set to set hearts a-flutter for theatre fans of all ages.

The Painkiller

March 5-April 30, 2016

After seven years directing up a storm in Hollywood, with blockbuster hits like Thor and Cinderella to his name, Kenneth Branagh returns to the London stage for a season of five shows at The Garrick. Third on the list is a staging of The Painkiller, by Francis Veber, which revoles around a suicidal photographer and a cool-as-ice hitman. Comedian Rob Brydon also stars in the exquisite farce.

Romeo And Juliet

May 12-August 13, 2016

Not content with playing the unashamedly cute couple in Disney's live action Cinderella in 2015, Richard Madden and Lily James are pairing up yet again (!) for a revival of Romeo and Juliet, at the Garrick Theatre, once again directed by Kenneth Branagh. The play was last seen on Broadway starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as the doomed lovers, and is set to take London by storm, in what will be a bumper season year for Branagh at the Garrick Theatre. Derek Jacobi has just been announced to join the cast as hot-headed Mercutio in what is seen as a move against ageism in the theatre.

The Entertainer

August 20-November 12, 2016

Kenneth Branagh makes a welcome return to the West End with a brand-new season at the Garrick Theatre, helming three productions. The Entertainer will star the man himself in the lead role of Archie Rice in a parable that closely mirrors the decline of the British Empire in a crumbling post-vaudeville setting. Directed by Rob Ashford.

Located on Charing Cross Road, The Garrick Theatre is a West End theatre which opened in 1889, when it was known for its performances of melodrama. The theatre is named in honour of actor David Garrick. Since October 2005, the theatre has been owned and operated under Nimax Theatres Ltd, of Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer. The Grade II listed building now hosts a wide variety of productions.


Nearby Restaurants

Prezzo - St Martins Lane
0.02 mi away at 116 St Martins Lane
Main £15 | Three course meal £30
Modern Restaurant: Italian Cuisine

Les Deux Salons
0.04 mi away at 40 - 42 William IV Street
Main £16 | Three course meal £45
Brasserie: French Cuisine

Spaghetti House - St. Martin's Lane
0.04 mi away at 30 St Martin's Lane
Main £10 | Three course meal £15
Family Restaurant: Italian Cuisine

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