Novello Theatre

London, England

Performance History

From ChatGPT

The Novello Theatre is a West End theatre located on Aldwych in London, United Kingdom. It was designed by architect W.G.R. Sprague and opened in 1905 as the Waldorf Theatre. It was later renamed the Strand Theatre, and then the Whitney Theatre, before being renamed the Novello Theatre in 2005 in honor of the Welsh composer and actor Ivor Novello. The Novello Theatre has a seating capacity of over 1,100 and has been a venue for a wide variety of productions, including plays, musicals, and other performances. It has been the home of many successful productions, including "Mamma Mia!," "Cats," and "Sunny Afternoon." The theater underwent a major renovation in the 1930s, which included the installation of new seating and improved technical equipment. It was further renovated in the 2000s, which included the restoration of many of its original Art Deco features and the installation of state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.}


Venue Info

Built: 1905
Venue Status: year not entered yet
Demolished: year not entered yet
Seating Capacity: 1084

Location Info

5 Aldwych
London, England
Find on Google

Other Names

  • Novello Theatre (2005)
  • Strand Theatre (1913)
  • Whitney Theatre (1911)
  • Strand Theatre (1909)
  • Waldorf Theatre (1905)

Trivia & History

Ivor Novello lived above the theatre for 38 years (1913 - 1951). He wrote many of his musicals there.

Cameron Mackintosh, owner of the theatre, announced in May 2005 that the building would be renamed in honor of Novello following its Fall 2005 reopening (after a refurbishment).

Copyright ©2023
Change Log | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact Us