Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street


(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square up to Great Newport Street on your left, where you can see the theatre.

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.

Currently Booking

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man


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Bad Jews

Bad Jews

Following two record-breaking, sold-out engagements, the original West End production of Bad Jews returns to the Arts Theatre in London for 11 weeks only!

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Arts Theatre Information

Getting There

By Car
There are several NCP car parks in the area including the following locations:-

St Martins Lane Hotel
45 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4HX

Brewer Street
Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0LA

Covent Garden
Parker Street, Parker Mews, London, WC2B 5NT

You can see these, and other NCP car parks on their http://www.ncp.co.uk/

Alternatively, plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

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.

Opening Times

The box office is currently open Monday-Friday from 10.00am until 6.00pm and from 2.00pm at the weekends when there is a performance.


The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome. For access enquiries please call the theatre direct on 020 7836 8463.
Please note that there is no induction loop system at the theatre.


MADD Hatter's Café
Open Monday – Saturday 0900 – 1830 & Sunday 1130 – 1730
To contact the café, email hello@lovemaddhatters.co.uk

Foyer Bar at The Arts
Open on performance days from 1 hour before performances until 1 hour after the final curtain.

Covent Garden Cocktail Club
Open Monday-Thursday 4.30pm-11.30pm and Friday & Saturday 4.30pm to Midnight, with Happy Hour 4.30 – 7.00pm with 2 for £10 on all their cocktails.

The members only bar is located on the lower ground floor of the theatre. To apply for membership visit www.coventgardencocktailclub.co.uk.
Wednesday evening is Live Music Night.

In The Area
Cash/ATM – Just round the corner on Long Acre there are ATMs next to Five Guys.

Drinking – Café Aroma on Cranbourn St, Scarletts & Sussex on Upper St Martins Lane; and, of course the Covent Garden Cocktail Club.

Eating – You are spoilt for choice of where to eat in the vicinity of the Arts Theatre. Salvador & Amanda; Sartori; Pizza Express; Angus Steakhouse; Tredwells – all within a couple of minutes walk of the theatre.


The Arts Theatre is a small theatre with seating for 350 set out on 2 tiers in a basement auditorium. It is, in fact, the smallest commercial theatre in London's West End.

It is one of very few “independent” theatres in London, and is currently owned by JJ Goodman, who, along with his partner James Hopkins, won BBCs The Restaurant with Raymond Blanc in 2009.


The theatre opened in 1927 as a members only club which enabled it to avoid theatre censorship by the Lord Chamberlain's office. This meant that the theatre could present a diverse range of new and experimental plays, or those that were considered not to be commercially viable for the bigger West End theatres. Opening with Picnic, the first important production was Young Woodley. Other notable shows have included Waiting for Godot, the double-bill of Dirty Linen and Newfoundland, The Vagina Monologues, Naked Boys Singing and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).