Vaudeville Theatre

Now showing at the Vaudeville Theatre

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Following a critically acclaimed West End Season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last year, with their productions of Uncle Vanya and Life & Fate (Critics Choice The Guardian, Financial Times, Telegraph, Sunday Times), the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg returns to the West End with this luminous retelling of Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters.

 

 

Booking from: Thursday, 20th June 2019
Booking until: Saturday, 29th June 2019
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running time: 2 More Info
Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music for two weeks only at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 & 2018, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tour and West End 2018 & 2019.
The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

Booking from: Monday, 1st July 2019
Booking until: Saturday, 13th July 2019
Running time: 70 More Info
Groan Ups

Groan Ups

Playing an unruly classroom of kids and anarchic high school teenagers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood, the original Mischief company are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.

Booking from: Friday, 20th September 2019
Booking until: Sunday, 1st December 2019
Running time: 2 More Info
The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches is now accepting new students. So make sure you know the Witches’ Code, get yourself a familiar, and let Mildred Hubble show you the ropes!

Mildred Hubble is just an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. But not everyone is thrilled by Mildred’s unexpected arrival and her less than predictable ways. Can she overcome the objections of stern Miss Hardbroom and the conniving tricks of jealous Ethel Hallow?

Now in her final year, accident-prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their most important mission yet, when an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that threatens not just the Academy, but the whole world…

Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this action-packed new stage adaptation by Emma Reeves (Hetty Feather) is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and includes original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!

Booking from: Wednesday, 24th July 2019
Booking until: Sunday, 8th September 2019
Running time: 2 More Info
Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong

Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion.

In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event.

Booking from: Sunday, 15th December 2019
Booking until: Sunday, 15th March 2020
Running time: 2 More Info

Vaudeville Theatre Seating Plan

Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.

Address:
404 Strand
London
WC2R 0NH

Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176

Nearest Underground: Covent Garden
Nearest Train: Charing Cross

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The original theatre on this site was designed by C J Phipps and opened on 16 April 1870. The theatre was subsequently reconstructed, to designs once again by C J Phipps, and reopened on 13 Janaury 1891. This theatre added the still existing four-storey high frontage in Portland stone. The theatre then closed on 7 November 1925 when the interior was completely reconstructed to designs by Robert Atkins (the auditorium was changed from a horseshoe shape to the current rectangle shape), reopening on 23 February 1926

The Vaudeville Theatre staged mostly revues in it's early days. On 5 August 1954 the musical "Salad Days" opened here having transferred from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and stayed for 2,329 performances - becoming the longest running production in the history of the Vaudeville Theatre. Other productions here included Arnold Wesker's "Chips With Everything", Willy Russell's play "Shirley Valentine" with Pauline Collins, and more recently the Kander and Ebb musical "70, Girls, 70" with Dora Bryan and Simon Gray's play Hidden Laughter. History repeated itself when a revival of "Salad Days" opened here on 18 April 1996 with a cast that featured the cabaret duo Kit and The Widow. The production this time though only lasted 4 months, closing on 24 August 1996.