Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Venue Hire

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is a truly impressive venue to hold your business conferences, presentations, meetings and receptions. The main auditorium in this Grade I listed building seats over 2,100 guests and five further rooms offer spaces to fit every business function.

The historic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is one of the most prestigious venues in London. If you truly want to impress your customers, guests or employees, this magnificent theatre guarantees you success.

The 2,154-seat main auditorium is a sumptuous, soaring cathedral of space, the perfect arena to get your message across with a mighty punch.

The Grand Saloon is large and versatile, perfect for receptions for up to 350 guests. Extra space for up to 250 is available in the adjacent Upper and Lower Rotundas. Two additional spaces, the North and South Rooms, can seat 20 guests for dinner, boardroom meeting or training events.

WHY HERE?
When you host an event in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, it’s no longer a business function, it’s a spectacle. The grandeur of this theatre makes even the finest hotels seem bland. On top we offer technical expertise that makes West End productions come to life and prompt, polished hospitality. 

For information on large conferences and seminars of 120 delegates or more, please contact our Theatre Hiring Department on 0207 557 7300

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The North Room is at the opposite end of The Grand Saloon. Like the South Room it is smaller, but just as luxurious and versatile.

Ideal for meetings, presentations and training days or more intimate dinners, receptions and even auditions! Also fully licensed and with access to the kitchen this space is perfect for a more bespoke occasion.

CapacityTariff
Seated Boardroom: 14
Seated Dinner: 20
Theatre Style Seating: 20
Standing Reception: 30
Room only Day Hire (10am-5pm):
£350.00 + VAT

Day Hire excludes Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays.
Hiring outside of these times can be quoted upon enquiry.  
Our Delegate Day Rates apply to this room also.
Day Hire of the Coffee Rooms excludes Wednesday and Saturdays.
Hiring outside of these times can be quoted upon enquiry.
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Did you know…

This room was converted into an industrial kitchen in the 1980s and only restored to its original use as a public space in 2013.

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Suitable for more intimate meetings and training sessions the Novello Room is named after Ivor Novello the matinee idol and composer who saved the fortunes of Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the 1930s by writing and starring in a string of  musical hits beginning with Glamorous Night in 1935.

The room is decorated with posters and period photographs from the productions which also included Careless Rapture (1936), Crest of the Wave (1937), The Dancing Years (1939) and Shakespeare's Henry V (1938).

CapacityTariff
Room will hold up to 10 people
Room only Day Hire (10am-5pm):
£350.00 + VAT

Day Hire excludes Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays.
Hiring outside of these times can be quoted upon enquiry.      
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Did you know…

Ivor Novello saved the theatre from bankruptcy with his production of Glamorous Night in 1935. Careless Rapture (1936), Crest of a Wave (1937) and The Dancing Years (1939) all followed. Written by and starring Novello, the spectacular romantic musical productions made full use of Drury Lane’s size and technical facilities with scenes including sinking ships, the fair on Hampstead Heath and an earthquake.

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The Taittinger Terrace is the best kept secret in Covent Garden - overlooking the bustling streets it's the perfect spot to grab a drink in the sunshine with friends. 

Situated above Catherine Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a glass of something special. Pop by for drink or book a table in advance by emailing our Hospitality Team at venuehire@reallyuseful.co.uk

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday from 5pm
Sunday - please contact us to enquire

From time-to-time, the Taittinger Terrace may be closed for private hire. To avoid disappointment do give us a call to check: 020 7379 4981

Current closed dates (subject to change): Wednesday 21 June to Friday 23 June, Tuesday 4 July, Wednesday 12 July, Thursday 27 July, Saturday 29 July 2017

The empire style auditorium dates from 1922 and has 2,154 seats across four levels – stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony.

The distinctive green colouring of the seats blends in with the gold features highlighted throughout in the plaster decoration. The auditorium is unique in having two Royal Boxes – one on either side. The names of important figures in the theatre’s history are emblazoned in panels across the Royal Circle front including, Byron, Kean, Sheridan and Siddons. 

Capacity
Capacity: 2,154
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Did you know…

The current Empire style auditorium on four levels was re-constructed in 1921 by architects J Emblin Walker, E Edward Jones and Robert Cromie. Rebuilding the entire auditorium cost £150,000.

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The Grand Saloon at Theatre Royal Drury Lane is our largest and most versatile space.

With the refurbishment completed in May 2013, it is the newest and most luxurious setting in any West End Theatre. Centrally located in the heart of London’s ‘Theatreland’ it is the perfect venue for anything from conferences, auditions, showcases and film shoots to dinners, receptions and even wedding ceremonies. Fully licensed and equipped with a kitchen, this space can cater for almost any event.

CapacityTariff
Cabaret: 150
Theatre Style Seating: 200
Standing Reception: 350
Seated Dinner: 120
Seated Boardroom: 40
Room only Day Hire (10am-5pm):
£1,450.00 + VAT
Hire of the Grand Saloon excludes Wednesday and Saturdays.
Hiring’s may be subject to Staffing and Catering costs in addition to the prices above. Hiring outside of these times can be quoted upon enquiry.
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Did you know…

Traditionally the Grand Saloon was the location for the final orchestral rehearsal for new productions. Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Noel Coward and Ivor Novello will all have supervised rehearsals in this space.

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Leading off from The Grand Saloon the South Room is smaller, but just as luxurious and versatile.

Ideal for meetings, presentations and training days or more intimate dinners, receptions and even auditions! Also fully licensed and with access to the kitchen this space is perfect for a more bespoke occasion.

CapacityTariff
Seated Boardroom: 14
Seated Dinner: 14
Theatre Style Seating: 20
Standing Reception: 30
Room only Day Hire (10am-5pm):
£450.00 + VAT

Day Hire excludes Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays.
Hiring outside of these times can be quoted upon enquiry.         
Our Delegate Day Rates apply to this room also.
Day Hire of the Coffee Rooms excludes Wednesday and Saturdays.
Hiring outside of these times can be quoted upon enquiry.
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Did you know…

When the current building opened in 1812 Lord Byron was Chairman of the board and would preside over meetings in this room.

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