About Theatre Royal, Haymarket

The Theatre Royal, Haymarket, more commonly known as the Haymarket Theatre, is the third oldest playhouse still in operation in London. Located in the heart of the West End, it has played an incredibly important role in the city's theatrical history and continues to excite audiences and inspire actors and directors. With a capacity of 888, it is not quit as large us some of the other theatres in the area, though this often works in the Haymarket's favour by creating an excellent, intimate atmosphere. The current building was designed by the famous John Nash and stands slightly further south of the original construction.


It is known for its innovation and has instituted a number of changes that soon became popular throughout the industry. These include the first matinee performance, first extended run in theatre and the premières of some of Oscar Wilde's most famous plays.


Site Access

  • Attraction is only partially wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is not available.
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • Walking frame hire not available
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are not described guides
  • There are not descriptive tours
  • There is not subtitled media
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Carers go for discounted prices
  • There are concessionary prices




Stairs, stairs, stairs

by John Feltham

The stairs can be quite steep, if you have any mobility difficulties, I would recommend using the other entrance.



by Guy Abraham

Sometimes the Haymarket does do concessions, just give them a ring and ask them what they have to offer.

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