Adelphi Theatre

DISABLED ACCESS

Bookings for disabled patrons of the Adelphi Theatre:

Tel: +44 (0)20 3725 7066
Email: customerservices@adelphitheatre.co.uk

Access into the Adelphi Theatre:
The main entrance has one 25cm step, except on the right hand side as you face the theatre, where a ramp is available. The main foyer is accessed via double swing doors, with automatic doors by the ramp. The Box Office counter is to your right inside the entrance, with the first window wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the Stalls from foyer. There are 41 steps up to the Dress Circle and 79 steps up to the Upper Circle. Most staircases are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. The theatre will open 45 minutes before the performance.

Wheelchair access

Please contact the door staff on arrival. No steps to Stalls from foyer. Two spaces for wheelchair users at the back – view slightly restricted. Transfer seating available to any stalls aisle seat. A maximum of four wheelchairs can be stored in the cloakroom. Provisions for four wheelchair/scooter transferees per performance – please check when booking.

Disabled toilets

There is an adapted toilet by the entrance to the Stalls. 

Toilets

The main toilets for the stalls are located in the basement level (17 steps from the main foyer).  There are further gents toilets (level access) and ladies toilets (2 steps up) inside the Stalls Auditorium. There are ladies and gents toilets located in the Dress Circle Foyer.
Access to toilets in the Upper Circle involves a number of steps. 

Leg room

A7-9, A28-30, BB10, 11, 25, 26, and C31 in the Stalls have the most legroom. 

Drinks

Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Jessie Matthews bar down 20 steps from the foyer. The bar in the main foyer is accessible without steps.  The Vivien Ellis bar has level access from stalls. Dress Circle bar up 30 steps. Upper Circle bar up 63 steps. Limited seating. 

Induction loop

Infra-red system with headsets. Limited number of headsets available for collection from the Cloakroom. Induction loop at Box Office. Please be advised that there is NO COVERAGE in: Stalls – from Row R to rear, Dress Circle from Row J to rear and Upper Circle from Row F to rear. 

Parking

Please contact the relevant Local Authority for specific Blue Badge arrangements. Information can be found here. NCP in Drury Lane.

Access dogs

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager’s office.

Box Office

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Online

Phone Number

020 3725 7060

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Jessie Mathews

Our History

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1930

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The current reconstructed theatre building with internal art deco features opened. The first production was Evergreen starring Jessie Matthews

The current reconstructed theatre building with internal art deco features opened. The first production was Evergreen starring Jessie Matthews

1947

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Bless the Bride, written specifically by A P Herbert and Vivian Ellis to meet the talents of ‘Champagne Soprano’ Lizbeth Webb, was produced by CB Cochrane.

Bless the Bride, written specifically by A P Herbert and Vivian Ellis to meet the talents of ‘Champagne Soprano’ Lizbeth Webb, was produced by CB Cochrane.

1958

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The title role of the play Auntie Mame perfectly suited the comedic talents of Beatrice Lillie.

The title role of the play Auntie Mame perfectly suited the comedic talents of Beatrice Lillie.

1965

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Harold Fielding’s production of the musical Charlie Girl starred Anna Neagle and Derek Nimmo and ran for over five years.

Harold Fielding’s production of the musical Charlie Girl starred Anna Neagle and Derek Nimmo and ran for over five years.

1979

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Cameron Mackintosh produced My Fair Lady, directed by Alan Jay Lerner and starring Liz Robertson, Anna Neagle and Tony Britton.

Cameron Mackintosh produced My Fair Lady, directed by Alan Jay Lerner and starring Liz Robertson, Anna Neagle and Tony Britton.

1985

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Me and My Girl, originally with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, transferred from the Leicester Haymarket and began an eight year run.

Me and My Girl, originally with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, transferred from the Leicester Haymarket and began an eight year run.

1993

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The theatre was completely refurbished prior to the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

The theatre was completely refurbished prior to the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

1997

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The Broadway revival production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened and went on to become the theatre’s longest running production.

The Broadway revival production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened and went on to become the theatre’s longest running production.

2011

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The record-breaking production of One Man Two Guvnors, with James Corden, transferred from the National Theatre.

The record-breaking production of One Man Two Guvnors, with James Corden, transferred from the National Theatre.

2013

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Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmell took over the leading roles in The Bodyguard

Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmell took over the leading roles in The Bodyguard

2016

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Kinky Boots wins Olivier Award as Best New Musical

Kinky Boots wins Olivier Award as Best New Musical
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