Wyndham's Theatre


The Wyndham’s Theatre was designed by well-known theatre architect WGR Sprague for Charles Wyndham. It opened its doors in 1899 with a production called David Garrick.

Early productions include Tyranny of Tears (1902) and The Idol (1902). The Maitland’s was performed in 1933 while Sweet Aloes (1934) ran for 476 performances.

Both Gerald Du Maurier and his daughter Daphne du Maurier are closely associated with the theatre. He wrote The Dancers (1923) starring Tallulah Bankhead. Daphne followed in her father’s footsteps with The Years Between (1945).

The Boy Friend (1954) by Sandy Wilson ran for 2,078 performances. Joan Littlewood’s ground-breaking Theatre Workshop played at the Wyndham’s featuring, among other productions, Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey (1954) to critical acclaim.

Another successful transfer to the theatre was Alan Bennett's National Theatre smash hit The History Boys in 2006.

The Wyndham’s closed temporarily for final refurbishment before reopening in September 2008. Kenneth Branagh starred in Michael Grandage's production of Chekhov's Ivanov; a new adaptation by Tom Stoppard.

Cambridge Theatre Seating Information

The seating capacity of the theatre is 1,231. These seats are spread over three levels; Upper Circle, Dress Circle and Stalls.

The Cambridge Theatre is one of the youngest theatres in the West End and therefore does not suffer from restricted views that can affect older venues.

Wyndham’s Theatre can be conveniently accessed via public transport. It is located adjacent to Leicester Square and nearby historic Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery.

The theatre is on main bus routes that run along Charing Cross Road and Shaftsbury Avenue. Buses routes: 24, 29, 176.
Leicester Square (next to the theatre)
Covent Garden (8 minutes’ walk)
Charing Cross - tube and mainline station (6 minutes’ walk)

It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is the Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR).

Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA

Wyndham's Theatre Seating Information

The seating capacity of the theatre is 759 which is spread over four levels; Balcony, Grand Circle, Royal Circle and Stalls.

Disabled access

The theatre is equipped with sound amplification facilities and has 20 headsets available for hire in conjunction with an infra-red system. They can be collected from the stalls kiosk.

Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium. Please contact the theatre management if you wish to take advantage of their guide dog minding service during the performance.

Transfer seating is available in the stall and there is room for two wheelchairs. The entrance to the stalls is on the Charing Cross Road entrance. Please arrange to have a member of staff to meet you if you require further assistance.

There is an accessible toilet in the stalls area. Drinks may be taken to patrons in the auditorium upon request.

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