Wyndhams Theatre

Wyndhams Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA

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Getting here

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Leicester Square

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Charing Cross

Actor/manager Charles Wyndham opened two theatres in the West End, one of which is the Wyndham's Theatre, located on Charing Cross Road in the City of Westminster.

Inside and Outside Wyndham's Theatre

Architect W.G. Sprague, who also designed six other theatres in the capital until 1916, was the designer of this theatre. The venue initially had seating for upwards of 750 people seated on three levels, which later increased to four through renovations. In September 1960, the English Heritage designated the building as Grade II listed. Inside the theatre is a spectacular pastel green, cream and pale blue décor that complements the splendour of the wonderfully painted ceiling and decorated boxes. The building's pale stone exterior features round windows and Greek-style pillars.

Wyndham's Vision

Charles Wyndham always wanted to build his theatre. Achieving his dream was possible, thanks to a kind patron as well as the financial support of good friends. Graced by the Prince of Wales, the Wyndham's Theatre opened on 16th November 1899 with a revival of T.W. Robertson's David Garrick. The auditorium saw immediate success and was followed by the same; another being Mrs Dane's Defence, starring Lena Ashwell as the lead, in 1900. Wyndham stated that the response of the audiences upon the curtain-fall was the most enormous applause he had known. The biggest hit was the French Riviera musical The Boy Friend, which broke records with its London premiere and also ran for a straight five years!

Fun fact: Charles Wyndham's passion and contribution to the theatre industry didn't go unrecognised; King Edward knighted him in the 1800s.

The Mackintosh Era

Cameron Mackintosh took over in May 2005. Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd began operating the theatre in September, presenting Tom Stoppard's Heroes a month later. It was the translated French play Le vent des peupliers and starred John Hurt and Richard Griffiths. A new production of Joanna Murray-Smith's Honour followed, which starred Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg and Natascha McElhone. Wyndham's Theatre later hosted the West End transfer of Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday In The Park With George, produced by the Menier Chocolate Factory. It starred Jenna Russell and Daniel Evans. Another big hit was the West End transfer of Alan Bennett's smash-hit, The History Boys, which ran in April 2007 and performed sold-out shows!

Through summer 2007, Ben Kenwright's production of Somerset Maugham played at Wyndham's Theatre. Later, in October, the show based on C.S. Lewis's life, Shadowlands, starred Charles Dance and Janie Dee. In December, Alan Bennett's The History Boys returned to the house, following which the building shut down for refurbishment. In September 2008, it reopened with Michael Grandage's production of Chekhov's Ivanov, starring Kenneth Branagh. Tom Stoppard was behind the show, and it was the opening play in the Donmar West End 12-month season at the Wyndham's Theatre. This season also involved actors such as Jude Law in Hamlet, Judi Dench in Yukio Mishima's Madame de Sade, and Derek Jacobi in Twelfth Night, which were all presented by Grandage.

Wyndhams Theatre Seating Plan

The Wyndhams Theatre Seating Plan

The capacity of Wyndham’s Theatre is 759 across 4 levels: Stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle, and Balcony.

The Unfriend is the current production at Wyndhams Theatre. The latest booking period for The Unfriend at Wyndhams Theatre started 15/01/2023 14:30:00 and runs until 09/03/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for The Unfriend start at £34 and are available to book now.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the current production at Wyndhams Theatre. The latest booking period for Long Day’s Journey Into Night at Wyndhams Theatre started 27/01/2018 19:30:00 and runs until 08/06/2024 19:00:00. Tickets for Long Day’s Journey Into Night start at £27 and are available to book now.

Next to Normal is the current production at Wyndhams Theatre. The upcoming booking period for Next to Normal at Wyndhams Theatre starts 18/06/2024 19:30:00 and runs until 21/09/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for Next to Normal start at £25 and are available to book now.

Wyndhams Theatre is located in London. The full address is Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA.

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Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

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The Height of the Storm

Two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time

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Dreamboats and Petticoats

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History Boys, The

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Auntie & Me

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Barking In Essex

Starring Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes

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Jackie Mason - Fearless

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Vagina Monologues, The

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The Weir

starring Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan and Ardal O'Hanlon

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The King's Speech

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Avenue Q

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History Boys, The

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By The Bog Of Cats

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Lenny Henry: So Much Things To Say

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Uncle Vanya

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Rat Pack

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Doktor Glas

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Shawshank Redemption, The

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Heroes

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Letter, The

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Absolutely! (perhaps)

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Driving Miss Daisy

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Dinner

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Honour

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People, Places and Things

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Quartermaine's Terms

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Twelfth Night

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No Man's Land

Stardust galore: Harold Pinter, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. This play is a must!

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Tony Robinson's Cunning Night Out

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American Buffalo

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Ivanov

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Relatively Speaking

Felicity Kendal, Kara Tointon, Max Bennett and Jonathan Coy star in Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy

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The Truth

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Shadowlands

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Voyage Round My Father, A

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Don Juan in Soho starring David Tennant

David Tennant stars in Don Juan in Soho for a strictly limited run at London's Wyndhams Theatre

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Madame de Sade

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King Charles III

"Spectacular, gripping and wickedly entertaining" The Telegraph

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Play What I Wrote, The

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Skylight

★★★★★ "Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan are superb" Evening Standard

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Kings of Comedy - Michael Barrymore

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Up For Grabs

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The Life I Lead

Miles Jupp stars in the show about David Tomlinson in limited West End transfer!

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Leopoldstadt

Get your tickets for Tom Stoppard's Olivier award winning play Leopoldstadt!

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The Old Man and the Pool

Indulge in the healing power of laughter with The Old Man & The Pool!

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The Mentalists

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Red

Red is a play "with such fierce conviction that it never lets you look away" - The New York Times

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The Starry Messenger

Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at Wyndham's Theatre

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Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit

The comic and musician will perform at London's Wyndham's Theatre during a month-long residency from this December.

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Fleabag

Fleabag, the play by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, returns to London for a short run at Wyndham's Theatre. Tickets on sale now.

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The Price

Book The Price tickets now to see David Suchet in this amazing West End transfer!

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The Man in the White Suit

The World Premiere of The Man in the White Suit starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon

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Curtains

Curtains on the West End this Christmas

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Hangmen

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The Catherine Tate Show Live

The Catherine Tate Show Live at the Wyndham's

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Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill

“Mesmerizing! Pouring her heart into her voice, Audra McDonald breathes life into Billie Holiday’s greatest songs.” The New York Times

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Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

People, like particles, are naturally unpredictable.

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Life of Pi

All new stage adaptation Life of Pi has set sail!

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Oklahoma!

Broadway's Oklahoma! comes to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End for a limited run!

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Oedipus

Mark Strong stars opposite Lesley Manville in the mother of all tragedies!