New Wimbledon Theatre, London
An architecturally Edwardian theatre, this popular and thriving venue almost shut down in the early 2000s! Luckily it's still live and kicking, and perfect for Londoners who want to catch a touring production.
Originally opened in 1910, the Wimbledon Theatre was a prime location for musical theatre south of the river in London and – at 1,500 seats – outnumbered many West End theatres in capacity. It was a versatile venue that attracted everything from opera and ballet to panto and musicals.
It was refurbished twice in the 1990s, but nevertheless almost faced closure as recently as 2003. It was bought up by the Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns a number of venues in the West End and across the country. They renamed the theatre to ‘New Wimbledon Theatre’ and have since hosted countless popular touring musicals.
The golden statue on top of the theatre is of the Roman goddess Laetitia. She holds a laurel crown in a symbol of celebration.
The musical production of Oliver! had its debut at this theatre.
Make the most of your trip on the town with a delicious meal before the show. Check out our top recommendations below. All these restaurants are just a stone’s throw away from your theatre. So you can relax before enjoying a slice of world class entertainment. Simply add your theatre tickets to your basket and select the restaurant of your choice.