Adelphi Theatre

Adelphi Theatre

Strand, London WC2R 0NS

Getting here

Closest Tube Station

Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment

Closest Train Station

Charing Cross

The Adelphi Theatre is a well-known West End venue in London, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster. The building you see today is the fourth to exist on the spot.

The History of the Adelphi

The Adelphi Theatre is a well-known West End venue in London, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster. The building you see today is the fourth to exist on the spot. The theatre specialises in musicals and comedy and is a receiving house for many productions including several musicals. With 1,500 seats, it is one of the biggest theatres in London and was designated a Grade II listed building on 1st December 1987.

Businessman John Scott and his daughter Jane founded the venue, and it was then called the “Sans Pareil” (Without Compare). John’s main idea was to showcase his daughter’s skills, and she was indeed very talented! Jane worked as a playwright, performer, and theatre manager. Together, they formed a theatrical company, and the venue received a license for burletta, pantomime and musical entertainments in 1809. The father-daughter duo turned out to have the talent to show, attaining consistent success for the coming 14 years. Jane wrote over 50 stage pieces, including comic operas, farces, pantomimes, and melodramas and also appeared in them. Her works were diverse, appealing to all classes, and the duo continued until Jane retired in 1819. Her father sold the theatre for high profit soon afterwards.

The Current Adelphi Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the current co-owner of the Adelphi Theatre. He bought the theatre in 1993 and renovated it before the world premiere of Sunset Boulevard, one of his musicals starring Patti Lupone; it was a major hit. The venue also hosted the revivals of Evita (2006), Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007) and the World Premiere of Love Never Dies (2010).

Along with Webber’s successful musicals, the theatre experienced the Olivier-winning Chicago (November 1997) which became the longest-running production in its history and also the longest-running American musical on the West End. The show transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in 2006. Hits at the Adelphi didn’t cease. In 2011, it hosted the highly successful One Man, Two Guvnors and later, in 2012, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.

The musical Waitress opened at the theatre in March 2019. Although intending to close on 4th July 2020, the show had its last run on 16th March before shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later, an announcement by the producers stated that Waitress would not re-open.

Recent Productions

  • Derren Brown: Enigma (15th June 2009 – 23rd July 2009)
  • The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas (24th September 2009 – 2nd January 2010)
  • Love Never Dies (9th March 2010 – 27th August 2011)
  • The Bodyguard, featuring Whitney Houston’s music (6th November 2012 – 29th August 2014)
  • Made In Dagenham, a show that talks about equal pay for women (5th November 2014 – 11th April 2015)
  • Kinky Boots (21st August 2015 – 12th January 2019)
  • Bumblescratch, starring Jessica Martin and Darren Day
Adelphi Theatre Seating Plan

The Adelphi Theatre Seating Plan

The capacity of the theatre is 1400 spread over 3 levels: Stalls, Dress Circle, and Upper Circle

Back To The Future is the current production at Adelphi Theatre. The latest booking period for Back To The Future at Adelphi Theatre started 20/08/2021 19:30:00 and runs until 27/07/2025 15:00:00. Tickets for Back To The Future start at £24 and are available to book now.

Arsenal Legends Live is the current production at Adelphi Theatre. The upcoming booking period for Arsenal Legends Live at Adelphi Theatre starts 14/01/2025 19:30:00 and runs until 14/01/2025 19:30:00. Tickets for Arsenal Legends Live start at £38 and are available to book now.

Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding is the current production at Adelphi Theatre.

Go Your Own Way is the current production at Adelphi Theatre. The latest booking period for Go Your Own Way at Adelphi Theatre started 18/12/2023 19:30:00 and runs until 03/12/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for Go Your Own Way start at £38 and are available to book now.

Public transport is recommended. The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), Charing Cross (Northern/Bakerloo Lines), Embankment (District/Circle Lines). If arriving by rail the nearest station is Charing Cross Railway Station. The theatre is easily reached from the Bedford Street (Stop J) bus stop which is serviced by lines 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139 and 176. If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are in China Town and Trafalgar Square. There is also an NCP underground car park in Parker Street.

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Concerts by Candlelight - Queen

The Show Must Go On! So, don't miss this unforgettable experience guaranteed to Rock You!

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For Tonight

Inspired by true events, For Tonight tells a centuries-old love story

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Murder Trial Tonight

Enter the courtroom...come the jury, in Murder Trial Tonight II, a chilling murder mystery.

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The Rocket Man

The world’s favourite celebration to a musical icon - Elton John!

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Evita

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Jackie Mason - Ready to Rumble

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John Owen Jones

John Owen Jones of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera at the Adelphi Theatre!

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Mika

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Bumblescratch

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Nick Lowe

3,2,1... Christmas! Nick Lowe will bring his own take on festive season mood to the Adelphi

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100 Hearts Charity Gala

“Where Art meets Science”

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

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Peter Pan

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One Man, Two Guvnors

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Rat Pack, The

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Tamer Hosny & Hussein Eldeek Valentine’s Special

Join us this Valentines to celebrate with Tamer Hosny and Hussein Eldeek in the heart of London

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Peter Pan

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Lucie Jones Live

Lucie Jones in concert with special guests one night only!

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The Roy Orbison Story

the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big 0.

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Legend – Bob Marley

Celebrate the renowned and iconic music of Bob Marley

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80's Live

Travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music with 80’s Live

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Ben Portsmouth – This is Elvis

Ben Portsmouth pays tribute to The King of Rock in This is Elvis at Adelphi Theatre!

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An Evening of Burlesque

Roll up, roll up for a scintillating night of laughter, cabaret, mystery, and glamour!

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Made in Dagenham

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Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet one night only intimate concert at London's Adelphi Theatre

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The Drifters

The Drifters on tour in London for one night only!

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Immerse yourself in a haunting night of ghost storytelling!

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The Rat Pack – A Swingin’ Christmas at the Sands

Have the ultimate Christmas party in London with The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands!

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Hazel O'Connor

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Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, George Michael.

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An Evening with Michael Feinstein and his Big Band

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Lost In Music

Discover the magical 70s via a musical journey straight to the heart of disco

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With All Our Hearts

Celebrating more than 75 years of the NHS

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Concerts by Candlelight - Meat Loaf

For Crying Out Loud… book your tickets for an incredible night of Meat Loaf anthems