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404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

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404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

Year opened: 1870
Capacity: 690

  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    Booking until Nov 07

  • An Audience with David Suchet

    Oct 15, 2015

  • Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

    Opens Nov 11

  • Bill Bailey

    Opens Dec 14

  • Hand to God

    Opens Feb 05, 2016

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Until November 7, 2015

Undoubtedly Oscar Wilde's most famous work, The Importance of Being Earnest is a perfectly pitched comedy of manners that includes elements of farce and mischief as it wittily de-constructs the trivial matters of civilized Victorian society.

An Audience with David Suchet

October 15, 2015

You may have seen him as Lady Bracknell in the current production of The Importance Of Being Earnest; you would have most certainly seen him as moustache-twirling sleuth Hercule Poirot on television. In fact, this man's work has been so prolific, he is now regarded as one of our national treasures. Now for one night only at the Vaudeville Theatre in October, get a chance to see him up close and personal as he is interviewed live on stage by National Youth Theatre director Paul Roseby as part of a fundraising event for the company. Hear his stories, anecdotes and find out exactly what makes this man tick!

Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

November 11-December 5, 2015

Hot on the heels of Michael Grandage's annoucement that he would be bringing Nicole Kidman back to the West End, our very own national treasure will also be getting her own show this year courtesy of the director. Dawn French's new one-woman show will take audiences on a journey through her life and career, ups and downs, her trials and tribulations, all with her heatwarming wit and humour. As French puts it herself, "Look, it's not a play, it's not stand up, it's not a monologue, it's not a slide show, but it's something a bit like all of those with some alarming extreme striptease thrown in." You have been warned!

Bill Bailey

December 14, 2015-January 10, 2016

After garnering rave reviews in both Australia and New Zealand, Bill Bailey's newest tour, Limboland is finally homeward-bound for the Vaudeville this December, making this a true Christmas-time treat! The theme of the show is expectations vs reality, and Bailey provides us with excellent anecdotes about his travels, rants against the unfairness of life, and of course throws some music into the mix. Watch out for a protest song played on a copy of the Bible, and possibly the most down-beat version of Happy Birthday you will possibly hear. Let's hope that Jesus isn't listening......

Hand to God

Opens February 5, 2016

Hand to God centre on Jason, a shy boy whose teenage angst is channelled into his hand puppet Tyrone, during the rehearsal for a church theatre group. Robert Askins' five time Tony nominee black comedy transfers to London from Broadway in 2016, bringing this hilarious hit to West End audiences for the first time!

The Vaudeville Theatre is a West End theatre located on the Strand, and was originally built to host vaudeville shows and musical revues. Since its opening in 1870, it has been rebuilt twice while keeping some of its original features. Max Weitzenhoffer took ownership of the theatre in 2003, and in 2005, Nimax Theatres Limited took over its management. It now stages successful long-running musicals and plays.


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Modern Restaurant: Modern British Cuisine

Garfunkel's - Burleigh House
0.02 mi away at Burleigh House
Main £10 | Three course meal £20
Family Restaurant: International Cuisine

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