Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane


(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach 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.

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Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

1968 – a year of protest that divided America. As two men fight to become the next President, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F Buckley Jr., and the iconoclastic liberal Gore Vidal.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

INCLUDING BEST NEW MUSICALDEAR EVAN HANSEN is “the most vital and important musical of a generation” (Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye) with “a raw, relevant and exhilarating score” (BBC Radio London, Jonathan Phang) from the songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land.

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Noel Coward Theatre Information

Getting There

To walk to the Noel Coward Theatre from Leicester Square underground station exit on Cranbourn Road, at the corner with Charing Cross Road. Continue down Cranbourn Road until you come to the junction of Cranbourn Road, Garrick Street and St Martin's Lane. Turn right onto St Martin's Lane and continue until you come to the Noel Coward Theatre on the right. Google maps suggest that this is a 3-5 minute walk.

By Car

If you are driving, there are NCP car parks at the following addresses:

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

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

Shaftesbury, London, WC1A 1JP

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

However, you can participate in the Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme and get 50% off your parking costs by validating your parking ticket in the foyer at the theatre.

For more information on Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme either call +44 (0)870 442 0104 or visit Q-Parks website http://www.q-park.co.uk/theatreland

The closest participating car park for the Noel Coward Theatre is at 20 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7PR. The rates for this car park are £6.50 per hour, up to 4 hours, and after that it is £38 for up to 24 hours.

Don't forget to pay the £8 daily congestion charge for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, if you are driving into London. To pay your congestion charge online go to https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge?cid=pp020

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

In The Area

Eating / Drinking/ Cash

Next door to the theatre is Browns, with Pizza Express then Beotys Restaurant and then Pret a Manger.

On the opposite side of the road is Bella Italia and McDonald's. Next to McDonald's is La Tasca with Med Kitchen a little bit further down the road. Just past Med Kitchen is The St Martin's Lane Hotel, and there are two public phone boxes outside – in case you have lost your mobile!

The Duke of York's Theatre is also on St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG. Just before the Duke of York's is a Tossed Salad Bar. Opposite the Duke of York's, on the corner of Mary's Court and St Martin's Lane is La Roche Restaurant with Cafe La Roche next door. There is then Bertorelli Pizzeria and Cafe Nero.

Next to Cafe Nero is the London Coliseum and next door but one to the Coliseum is Spaghetti House. On the corner of St Martin's Lane and William IV Street is The Chandos public house which we believe has a restaurant upstairs. On the opposite corner to The Chandos is The International cocktail bar which is open until 2.00am every evening except Sunday.

At the southern end of St Martins Lane it meets William IV Street. Here there is another large Pret A Manger store, turn left for a Flight Centre, a food & news convenience store and then the Post Office, with 2 cash machines.

On the corner of St Martin's Lane and St Martin's Court is The Sainsbury public house and between the pub and an Indian restaurant there is a locksmith – for an emergency situation!

Turn right onto William IV Street and you will see Charing Cross Road in front of you and The National Gallery on the other side of Charing Cross Road.


Three licenced bars – The Noels Bar, The Lionels Bar and The Albery Bar.
There is a cloakroom at the theatre.

Venue Hire

It is possible to book the theatre for hospitality packages – please contact the theatre direct.

There are three VIP rooms available for hire at the Noël Coward Theatre, If you would like to discuss venue hire then please contact the theatre direct.

The theatre seats 872 patrons on four levels, and is a Grade II listed building.


The Harold Pinter theatre was originally The New Theatre when it opened in 1903. The first show was Rosemary starring Sir Charles Wyndham and Mary Moore. From 1905 The Scarlet Pimpernel was performed annually for the next 7 years.

1920 saw Noel Coward make his West End debut in I'll Leave It To You – one of his own plays.
When both The Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres were damaging by bombing in 1941 both companies made their home at The New Theatre (as it was still then called). There followed performances by such stars as Margot Fonteyn, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier.

The 1950s continued to see star performers such as Rex Harrison & Katherine Hepburn. In 1960 Oliver! Opened and continued at the theatre until 1967, with over 2,500 performances.

The first name change came in 1973 when it was called The Albery, after Bronson Albery who ran the theatre, and wash followed by his son Donand and grandson Ian. During that year also saw the Lloyd Webber/Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Albery.

The Albery's most successful play was A Month in the Country starring Helen Mirren and John Hurt; and in 2001 Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman impressed London with their performances in Noel Coward's Private Lives.

Delfont Mackintosh took over the theatre and changed it's name to the Noel Coward Theatre when Avenue Q opened in June 2006. The show ran at this theatre for nearly 3 years and then moved to the Gielgud Theatre.

Currently Impossible, the biggest magic show to hit the West End stage for some time is at the theatre over the summer months of July/August. The following production will be Photograph 51 starring Nicole Kidman.