New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway
SW19 1QG


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.

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New Wimbledon Theatre Information

Getting There


The theatre is approx. a 5 minute walk from Wimbledon Rail, or 4 minutes from the Tramlink station. It is a slightly longer 12 minute walk from South Wimbledon Tube station.

By Bus

The bus numbers for this theatre are 57, 93, 131, 163, 164, 200, 219, 493

By Car

If you are driving, there are several sensible-priced car parks in the area.

Check out http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/wimbledon/ for more information on location, costs, pre-booking etc.

The NCP car park web page gives the nearest car park in Wandsworth, so either the website is not accurate or you need to not use NCP on this visit!

Wimbledon is not in the congestion charge zone, so that's one thing less to worry about if you choose to drive to the location.

However, you can still plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/


The theatre provides a visual resource to help visitors prepare for their visit by familiarising themselves with the location, and what they can expect. You can download this from the ATG - New Wimbledon Theatre website.

The main house stalls are accessible by street level, via Russell Road. There is a wheelchair accessible lift and spaces with seats for companions. There are also accessible toilets and bar facilities for wheelchair users.

The Box Office can provide induction loops. Assistance dogs are welcome, but you will need to inform the theatre directly prior to your visit.


This theatre has been located in its present site since 1910 when it was the Wimbledon Theatre. The building is Grade II listed, with an Edwardian auditorium with 3 seating levels, giving a total capacity of more than 1500.

As with most London theatres, this building has also undergone several refurbishments, the latest being 1998, but retains many of the original features, including the golden statue atop the dome.

The theatre has had a myriad of superstars on its stage, including Marlene Dietrich, Laurel & Hardy, the world premiere of Tommy Steel in Half a Sixpence, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Joan Rivers to name but a few. Add this to the theatre's reputation as the “Home of London Pantomime” which have included the likes of John Barrowman, Henry Winkler, Gareth Gates, Ross Kemp, Anita Dobson, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff!

In addition to the main auditorium there is a small space, the New Wimbledon Studio, which is a smaller space and is used for small drama and comedy productions.

The theatre is managed and operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group, since 2003 after a period of financial difficulties which meant the theatre was closed for a period. When the theatre reopened in 2004, it reopened in style with a production of The Nutcracker by Matthew Bourne.

Venue Hire

This is one of the few theatres that is also used frequently for TV shows, which include The Bill, The IT Crown, Little Britain, Extras & We Are Most Amused. Christmas pantomimes performed here have also been televised.

Additionally, it is possible to hire the theatre, and a variety of rooms for conferences, meetings, photo-shoots, private parties etc. For more information on this aspect, please contact the theatre directly.