Gillian Lynne Seating Plan – seating includes Stalls and Circle. NOTE: Seating Plans may vary from one production to another and these changes may not be shown.
The Gillian Lynne Theatre, formerly known as the New London Theatre, is a popular West End venue located at 166 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW, United Kingdom.
Originally built in the 1970s, the theatre underwent major renovations in 2018 and was renamed in honor of the legendary choreographer Gillian Lynne, who was responsible for the choreography of many beloved shows including Cats and Phantom of the Opera.
The Gillian Lynne Theatre has hosted a wide range of hit musicals over the years, including School of Rock, War Horse, and Cats. The venue features a modern design with excellent acoustics, making it a popular choice for both performers and audiences.
There are several transport options available to get to the Gillian Lynne Theatre:
- Tube: The nearest tube station to the Gillian Lynne Theatre is Covent Garden, which is served by the Piccadilly line. From the station, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the theatre. Alternatively, Holborn station on the Central and Piccadilly lines is also nearby.
- Bus: Many bus routes run through the Holborn area, which is just a short walk from the theatre. Check the Transport for London website for specific bus routes and schedules.
- Train: The nearest train station to the venue is Charing Cross, which is a 20-minute walk away.
- Taxi or car: If you’re taking a taxi or driving, the theatre is located just off the A4, which is the main road running through central London.
Note that parking near the theatre can be difficult and expensive, so it’s usually better to use public transport if possible. With its excellent location and world-class facilities, the Gillian Lynne Theatre is a must-visit destination for theatre lovers visiting London.
Between 2003 and 2005 Bill Kenwright’s revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat played, closing after two and a half years on 3rd September 2005. Following this was the London transfer of the off-Broadway production, Blue Man Group, which closed on 24th June 2007. The followed The Royal Shakespeare Company’s repertory productions of The Seagull and King Lear, starring Ian McKellen. Gone With The Wind played for a fairly short run in the spring of 2008, closing on Saturday 14th June 2008 after only 79 performances.
The theatre has been owned by Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Company since 1991. War Horse opened on 28th March 2009 and is the current, and popular production.
Previously at the New London Theatre – War Horse
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. The National’s epic is based on War Horse, the celebrated novel by the Children’s Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo . Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.
Winner of five Tony Awards 2011 for:
– Best Play
– Best Direction of a Play
– Best Scenic Design of a Play
– Best Lighting Design of a Play
– Best Sound Design of a Play
Getting to the Gillian Lynne Theatre
Travel by Underground
The nearest underground stations are Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).
Please Note: Holborn tube station can be very busy at peak times
Travel by Bus
London bus routes that operate in the area are 1, 59, 68, 134, 168, 171, 188, 243 and X68