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Duchess Theatre

Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA

Duchess Theatre Safety Policy

Health & safety measures
  • All visitors asked to wear masks
  • Regular visible cleaning of all touchable surfaces before and after performances
  • One way routing in building to minimise contact
  • Signage regarding social distancing etiquette
  • Paperless or print at home tickets
  • Availability of hand sanitiser
  • Declaration on entry to confirm you have no Covid-19 symptoms
Visitor measures
  • Limited numbers with socially distanced seating

Getting here

Closest Tube Station

Covent Garden

Closest Train Station

Charing Cross

The Duchess Theatre is a theatre in London's West End. The theatre opened on 25th November, 1929 and is one of the smallest ''proscenium arched'' West End theatres. It has 479 seats on two levels.

Notable productions at The Duchess Theatre include Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, which transferred from the Piccadilly Theatre to the St. James Theatre before moving to the Duchess Theatre where it completed a record run of 1,997 performances in 1942. Tom Eyen's The Dirtiest Show in Town, which ran for just under 800 performances in the 1970s. Oh! Calcutta! transferred to The Duchess Theatre from the Royalty Theatre in December 1974, and remained there until 1980.

The Players Theatre Company presented their Late Joys Victorian Music Hall programme between 1987 and 1990 Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress For Dinner, which transferred to the Duchess from the Apollo Theatre in October 1992 and stayed until 1st March, 1997.

The Royal Shakespeare Company's The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan ran for six months from April to October 1997.



Duchess Theatre Seating Plan

The Play That Goes Wrong is the current production at Duchess Theatre. The latest booking period for The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre started 02/01/2018 14:30:00 and runs until 30/10/2022 19:00:00. Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong start at £24 and are available to book now.

Duchess Theatre is located in London. The full address is Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA.

Past Events

MusicalCool Rider: The Cult Musical Sequel

PlayNish Kumar


PlayMichael McIntyre plus special guests - Work in Progress

ConcertArlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

Freddie Mercury. Whitney Houston. Elton John... The list goes on… and on... and on…

MusicalThe Hurly Burly Show

PlayCoyote On A Fence

MusicalThe 8th Fold

PlayGuide To Sexual Misery, A


MusicalBeen On Broadway

MusicalBehind The Iron Mask

PlayKrapp's Last Tape

PlayUnderneath the Lintel

PlayThis Comedian

PlayTaking Sides

PlayBreakfast with Mugabe

PlayNo Turn Unstoned

PlayPitmen Painters

PlayStones In His Pockets

MusicalSooty In Space

PlayPlague Over England

PlayOur Boys

PlaySee How They Run

PlayUntold Stories

Alex Jennings leads critically acclaimed double-bill of Hymn and Cocktail Sticks in Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories

PlayBlofeld and Baxter – Rogues on the Road
4.25 reviews

MusicalBuddy (dinner package)

PlayLittle Women

ConcertLee Nelson: Suited and Booted

PlayMan and Boy


PlayDamsels in Distress

MusicalFantasticks, The


PlayWritten On The Heart

PlayThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

'You simply can’t take your eyes off Goodman… He is horribly, hypnotically watchable'Daily Telegraph

PlaySara Pascoe - Animal

PlayLights! Camera! Improvise!
4.73 reviews

PlayThrough The Leaves

PlayNot I, Footfalls, Rockaby

‘A stunning performance from Lisa Dwan’ Telegraph

PlayDanny Bhoy
5.02 reviews

Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

PlaySecret Of Sherlock Holmes

MusicalGeorge Gershwin Alone

PlayBakersfield Mist

'Beautifully performed play put a smile on my face and kept my brain buzzing' The Times

MusicalTell Me On A Sunday


‘The cast is uniformly excellent. Lenny Henry is simply remarkable’ Daily Telegraph

PlayHound of the Baskervilles, The

MusicalLove Story


Samuel Beckett's Endgame at the Duchess Theatre is no longer on sale. See below if you are looking for the 2020 Old Vic production.




PlaySign of The Times



Stage premiere of Cruise at London's Duchess Theatre