Duchess Theatre

The Duchess Theatre was designed by Ewen Barr and is one of the smallest proscenium arched theatres in the West End. It is built in a modern Tudor Gothic style and is unusual in that the Circle is suspended from the ceiling providing some excellent sightlines.

It opened in November 1929 and boasts the record for the shortest run in history when the audience walked out before the end of the first performance of The Intimate Revue in 1930 and subsequent shows were cancelled.

The interior decoration as it is today was introduced in 1934 under the supervision of Mary Wyndham Lewis, wife of J B Priestley.

This theatre is currently owned by Max Weitzenhoffer and Nica Burns.

Address
Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London

WC2B 5LA

Location map

Transport / Accessibility
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 6, 11, 13, 15, 23

What's on at the Duchess Theatre

  • The Play That Goes Wrong Booking from 16th Jun 2019 until 3rd May 2020 Full details
  • Downton Abbey Live Booking from 22nd Jun 2019 until 22nd Jun 2019 Full details
  • Converge Booking from 1st Jul 2019 until 1st Jul 2019 Full details
  • Peter Pan Booking from 20th Jul 2019 until 27th Oct 2019 Full details
  • Little Baby Bum Booking from 23rd Jul 2019 until 3rd Aug 2019 Full details
  • Monstersaurus Booking from 24th Jul 2019 until 11th Aug 2019 Full details
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Booking from 7th Aug 2019 until 1st Sep 2019 Full details
  • Aliens Love Underpants Booking from 13th Aug 2019 until 1st Sep 2019 Full details
  • OH SEES (Thee Oh Sees) Booking from 6th Sep 2019 until 6th Sep 2019 Full details
  • OH SEES (Thee Oh Sees) Booking from 6th Sep 2019 until 6th Sep 2019 Full details
  • Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic - Aberdeen Booking from 31st Oct 2019 until 3rd Nov 2019 Full details