Shows & Events at Wyndham's Theatre

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Life of Pi

Booking Until 15th January 2023

How to find Wyndham's Theatre

Wyndham's Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA

Box office opening times:
Monday & Wednesday-Friday: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday & Saturday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

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Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA.
Open Tuesday - Friday: Midday - 6pm.

Please note: You may not bring any food or drink purchased elsewhere to our theatres. All our theatre bars serve drinks and snacks, but not hot food.

Our theatres sell products which may contain allergens. Allergen information is available upon request from all bars or other staff selling refreshments around the venue.

Getting to Wyndham's Theatre

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By Train or Tube

The nearest train station is Charing Cross.

The nearest tube station is Leicester Square.

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By Bus

The nearest bus stops are serviced by numbers 24, 29, 176.

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By Car

If you are driving, you can take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland parking scheme with 50% off car parking after midday for up to 4 hours.

There is also parking available at MasterPark at Cambridge Circus (150m) and NCP at Bedfordbury and Upper St Martin's Lane.

Accessibility at Wyndham's Theatre

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The theatre itself has no parking facilities but there are disabled bays nearby on St Martin's Lane or Charing Cross Road. For more information visit the City of Westminster website.

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There is one accessible toilet to the rear of the Stalls. Access to the Ladies toilets from the foyer are up 8 steps with a further 2 steps down inside. There is a Gentlemen's non-adapted toilet, accessed via St Martin's Court at street level and down 1 step - please ask theatre staff for assistance.

Our access host will happily advise and guide should you require help.

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Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are allowed in to the auditorium. Alternatively, our staff are happy to dog sit during your performance.

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Wheelchair access is available into the centre aisle of Stalls Row M via a wheelchair lift.

The theatre can accommodate standard size electric wheelchairs, and the lift can accommodate up to 500kg in weight. The lift is 46 x 31 inches.

We set aside seating for wheelchair users so please get in touch before booking.

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We provide two different types of hearing enhancement aids at our theatres. Please check the table to see which one is most suitable for you.

Type of hearing aid:

Which headset to use:

With a “T” setting

Neck loop receiver

Without a “T” setting

Stethoset Headset


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Cochlear implant*

Stethoset Headset

BAHS implant*

Stethoset Headset

*A hearing enhancement aid may not be required with a Bluetooth hearing aid or implants.

When you arrive at the theatre, please ask the duty manager in the foyer for assistance. We will ask you for a credit card or driving licence as a deposit to be exchanged for the return of the headset at the end of the performance.


We know that communication is key for autistic patrons.

We want all our patrons to have a good experience while in our theatres, so we now have a visual tool for parents, guardians, carers and companions to use with those on the autistic spectrum and/or with learning difficulties.

A printable version of which can be viewed via the link below.

We have been researching the benefits of using social stories and would like to offer a social story for a visit to Wyndham's Theatre. We know that autistic people can find social situations difficult and understand that we are all unique.

Download theTheatre social story

Hospitality at Wyndham's Theatre

Champagne Package

Champagne Packages start from £139.50 per person and can include a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a staff meet and greet service.
Already booked your tickets?

Call Hospitality on 020 7766 2112 to add a Champagne Package, from £50 per person.

VIP Package

Opt for the full VIP treatment from £194.50 per person, which can include a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapes, your choice of drinks and a theatre host.
Already booked your tickets?

Call Hospitality on 020 7766 2112 to upgrade to a VIP Package, from £105 per person.

There are two VIP rooms available for hire at the Wyndham's Theatre. The Royal Room, which holds up to 8 people and the Littlewood Room, which holds up to 20 people.
If you would like to discuss venue hire then please enquire using the button below:

Facilities at Wyndham's Theatre

Lost Property

If you have any enquiries regarding lost property at Wyndham's Theatre please email customer services.

Lost property will be kept at the theatre for one month.


There are three licensed bars in the Grand Circle.


The cloakroom is able to accept coats and small bags for a small charge. We are unable to accept larger bags or suitcases.

However, we also work with Stasher who offer bag storage in many hotels and shops across London (all within close walking distance to our theatres).


Bookings must be made online. Use the code "SHOWTIME" for a discount.

Additional Security Checks

Working with Global Support Services, we use highly trained detection dogs to provide additional security spot checks at our theatres.

Wyndham's Theatre History

Production Highlights

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ART (1996)

1899 Wyndham's opened on 16 November with a revival of David Garrick by T W Robertson in which the theatre's owner Charles Wyndham and his future wife, Mary Moore, both appeared. The theatre was designed by the architect W G R Sprague in the Louis XVI style.

1910 Gerald du Maurier became actor-manager of Wyndham's for more than a decade. Some of his most famous roles were in Raffles and Bull-Dog Drummond.

1916 The original theatre plans included a winter garden on the roof. The Council refused permission for this, but it was used once for a rehearsal of a charity performance of J M Barrie's The Admirable Crichton at which G B Shaw was also present.

1923 Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of London when she made her debut in The Dancers written by Gerald du Maurier and Viola Tree. Her most famous scene was one in which she performed an Indian dance costumed in feathers and jewels.

1930 The bestselling author Edgar Wallace took the lease on the theatre and presented a series of crime plays including The Ringer, The Calendar and On the Spot.

Read more about the theatre and its history...
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Boy Friend (1954)

1945 Daphne du Maurier, Gerald's daughter, continued the family association with Wyndham's when her play The Years Between opened on 10 January.

1953 Graham Greene's first stage play, The Living Room, a moral story that generated much debate and starred Dorothy Tutin and Eric Portman, opened on 16 April.

1954 Sandy Wilson's 1920s musical The Boy Friend transferred on 14 January. Having started as a short piece at the Players' Theatre, the extended version went on to run at Wyndham's for 2,078 performances.

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Sparrers Can't Sing (1961)

1959 For a number of years Joan Littlewood's famous Theatre Workshop productions played at Wyndham's, including the 19-year-old Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, The Hostage by Brendan Behan and Oh What a Lovely War.

1964 John Osborne's Inadmissable Evidence won the Critics' Award for Best Play of 1964.

1968 Alec Guinness both directed and appeared in The Cocktail Party as the Unidentified Guest.

1972 Godspell transferred from the Roundhouse and ran for almost three years. The cast included Julie Covington, David Essex, Marti Webb and Jeremy Irons.

1975 A seminal production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land was directed by Peter Hall and starred John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

1976 Cameron Mackintosh transferred Side by Side by Sondheim to Wyndham's. This compilation of the best of Sondheim's clever, perceptive songs introduced his work to many British audiences and became Cameron's first international hit.

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London Pride (1916)

1986 The Young Vic production of Ghosts with Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Wilkinson enjoyed great success both at Wyndham's and subsequently in Ibsen's native country Norway.

1991 World premiere of Arthur Miller's comedy The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with Tom Conti as the insurance magnate visited in hospital by his two wives – Gemma Jones and Clare Higgins.

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People, Places & Things (2016)

1994 Edward Albee's autobiographical play Three Tall Women received its British premiere at Wyndham's, winning Maggie Smith an Evening Standard Award for Best Actress.

1996 Art, Yasmina Reza's satirical triple-hander, ran for over 2,000 performances before transferring to the Whitehall Theatre where its 27th cast gave their final performance on 4 January 2003.

2005 On 19 September the long lease on the theatre reverted from the Ambassador Theatre Group to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.

2006 Stephen Sondheim's highly acclaimed production of Sunday in the Park with George transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory and swept the board at the 2007 Olivier Awards where it won in five different categories.

2008 Wyndham's re-opened on 17 September following a major four-month refurbishment programme with a highly acclaimed year-long season presented by the Donmar Warehouse. The season included Ivanov, Twelfth Night, Madame de Sade and Hamlet starring Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench and Jude Law.

2012 The award-winning stage version of Driving Miss Daisy transferred from Broadway and brought with it combative, touching and memorable performances by two great stars – Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.

2014-16 Wyndham’s hosted a series of notable plays including Skylight, King Charles III, A View from the Bridge and People Places and Things.

2016 41 years on another seminal production of No Man’s Land was directed by Sean Mathias and starred Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

2017-19 The theatre’s reputation as a favourite playhouse continued with productions of Long Day’s Journey into Night, Red and The Price.

2020: Tom Stoppard’s autobiographical last play Leopoldstadt played to packed houses, reopening in 2021 following the lifting of government covid restrictions.

2022: Life of Pi transferred from Sheffield Theatres and went on to win 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Lighting Design and Best Set Design.