Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St, London, London, WC2B 5JF
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, is a West End theatre in Covent Garden, in the London borough of Westminster. The building faces Catherine Street (earlier named Bridges or Brydges Street) and backs onto Drury Lane. The current building is the most recent in a line of four theatres which were built at the same location, the earliest of which dates back to 1663, making it the oldest theatre site in London. For its first two centuries, Drury Lane could "reasonably have claimed to be London's leading theatre". For most of that time, it was one of a handful of patent theatres, granted monopoly rights to the production of "legitimate" (meaning spoken plays, rather than opera, dance, concerts, or plays with music) drama in London.
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Number of Steps
FOYER - 6 steps up STALLS - 20 steps down GRAND CIRCLE - 39 steps up (steps lead to the back of the Grand Circle only) UPPER CIRCLE - 61 steps up (steps lead to the back of the Upper Circle only) BALCONY - 112 steps up (steps lead to the back of the Balcony Circle only)
Step free access is available into the Stalls via Russell Street, which is at the side of the theatre and open 30 minutes before the performance.
There are 2 wheelchair spaces in row K1 & K35 of the Stalls with companion seats alongside. Wheelchair transfers are available to any end of row seat in the Stalls. Access into the auditorium is via Russell Street on the side of the theatre. When booking tickets, please inform the operator whether the wheelchair has a high back or neck support as this will determine which wheelchair space is allocated.
The theatre uses the Williams infra-red headset system and 10 headsets are available from the front of house staff in main foyer. These headsets are for people who are hard of hearing, please note there is no induction loop system in the auditorium for hearing aid users. There is an induction loop at the Box Office to assist hearing aid users when booking tickets. For further information regarding hearing systems, please call the theatre stage door on 0207 850 8790.
The theatre management are happy to look after your Guide/Hearing dog during the performance. Please approach a member of the front of house team when you arrive at the theatre and they will make the necessary arrangements.
Autistic Spectrum Info
The theatre would be grateful for any additional information regarding your needs prior to going to the theatre, especially anything regarding sensory issues or matters relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Please feel welcome to call the theatre management on 0207 850 8790 so they can offer you more assistance throughout your visit.
General Access Info
Ticket Prices: ?31.25 - Shrek The Musical ?30.00/?35.00 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audio Description: Shrek the Musical Saturday 2 February 3pm - ?38.75 Signed Performance: Shrek the Musical Thursday 7 February 3pm - ?38.75 Please note the prices mentioned above are per ticket and only available for the disabled person and companion. Additional tickets are charged at the regular rate.
Doors Open: 7:00PM
More Information about Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Tickets
Please Note: A £1 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the ticket cost.
Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter as Mr Salt, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Iris Roberts as Mrs Teavee and Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina.
Previews 22 May to 24 June 2013
Press Night 25 June 2013
Booking Period Until 30 November 2013
Age Recommendation 7+ (subject to change)
Please note: It is the policy of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane that any child under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
ROALD DAHL's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award¸ winner Sam Mendes. When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
Featuring ingenious puppetry and special effects, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy¸ winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot; Matilda).
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this spectacular new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
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