Theatre is a platform for entertainment. It is a place for laughter, tears and romance, and at its best, it is also a place for debate. The Theatre Royal Haymarket, known originally as “The Little Theatre in the Hay” – designed and constructed in 1720, by John Potter – has come a very long way and is now considered one of the most treasured theatres in the West End. Over the last 180 years, in its various incarnations, the Theatre Royal Haymarket has provided a home for some of the most celebrated events in British theatre history, from the challenging and gritty to the glamorous and classically old. Today, we strive to ensure that the Haymarket continues to provide some of London’s most memorable theatrical experiences for audiences from around the world.
Historically and architecturally one of the most significant theatres in Britain, the last four years have seen considerable change for the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with the continued expansion of the Masterclass Programme and a return of the theatre to the status of producing house for the first time since 1982.
Since 2006, the Theatre Royal Haymarket has also forged a reputation for bringing together some of our most celebrated creative artists under the banner of the newly founded Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. Collaborations over the last few seasons have included actors such as Dame Eileen Atkins, Anna Friel, Sir Ian McKellen, David Haig, Patricia Hodge, Ruthie Henshall, Sir Patrick Stewart, Roger Rees and Toby Stephens.
In addition to this, we are thrilled to have worked with Sir Trevor Nunn for a year of his season at the Haymarket, and whose Artistic Directorship of the theatre included productions of Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, most recently, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and The Lion in Winter by James Goldman.
We are currently hosting the National Theatre’s sell-out production of One Man, Two Guvnors.
The £10 daily congestion charge for central London applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
The Theatre Royal Haymarket has a dedicated host to assist disabled patrons.
Please call our box office on 020 7930 8800 for further information and advice.
Three steps into the foyer through the centre doors and through two sets of swing doors. The Box Office counter is on the right-hand side. Staircases have handrails on both sides and some steps are highlighted. Stalls are 30 steps down / up from the foyer, Royal Circle up 24 steps, Upper Circle and Gallery up 57. 14 steps down from the Stalls to the Stalls bar, none to the Royal Circle bar (apart from within the auditorium) and 3 to the Upper Circle / Gallery bar. Customers with mobility problems are advised to book stalls seats. The auditorium opens 45 minutes before the performance.
Please contact the Duty Manager or Box Office on arrival. Access is through the side doors on the Haymarket at the front of the building.
Exit is by doors either side of the foyer on the Haymarket. Two wheelchair spaces are available at the back of the auditorium. If patrons can transfer from their wheelchair, they are able to book any stalls aisle seat available.
Disabled parking spaces are available at various car parks near the theatre (click here) ,there are also on street disabled parking bays, Suffolk Street and Charles II Street being the closest to the theatre. There are single yellow lines in the Haymarket, a taxi rank in Lower Regent Street and drop-off and pick-up possible outside the theatre.
There is an adapted toilet on street level at the back of the stalls.
Access dogs are not permitted inside the auditorium during the performance. However, there are staff available to look after them during the show.
Facilities in Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle areas
Seating G1 & G21
These seats in the Stalls have extra leg room.
Induction Loop and Amplification
Infra-red system with headsets are available and can be collected from the front of house desk. A £10 deposit is charged and refunded at the end of the performance, provided all parts are returned correctly.