The magnificent Novello Theatre
is located at 5 Aldwych London,
WC2B 4LD. In the year 1905, Novello Theatre made its debut as Waldorf Theatre.
It was constructed as a twin to Aldwych Theatre. Theatre was named as Strand
Theatre all over 20th century. In the year 2005, it was renamed as
Novello to honour the musician Ivor Novello
who use to reside in the above flat.
During the past decade, theatre
was the abode of RSC’s London Season and several musical flops. Featuring a
classical façade, theatre has been constructed in traditional Victorian style.
It has been spread all over four levels as Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and
Balcony. With a huge occupancy of 1000, the stunning theatre has majority of
seats in the most desirable Stalls section.
This is one of the various
theatres which are positioned along the Aldwych. Aldwych is known as the abode
of some of the finest London
hotels, great restaurants and bars. Some of the major nearby tourist
attractions are National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery and Covent Garden.
Easy location makes Novello
Theatre easily accessible via various modes of commutation such as buses, cars,
taxis and tubes. Theatre also offers discounted rates tickets for the disabled
patrons and their carers. The auditorium is equipped with Sennheiser infra-red
WGR Sprague built Novello Theatre
as a part of a pair with Aldwych Theatre. Since its debut in the year 1905,
theatre has undergone various changes. The first name of the theatre was
Waldorf followed by Strand Theatre in the year 1909, Whitney Theatre
in the year 1911 and was renamed again as Strand Theatre in the year 1913.
The current Novello was named in
the year 2005 and the building is now Grade II listed with occupancy of 1105.
Some of the major productions at Novello Theatre are dark comedy Arsenic and
Lace, 1971 comedy No Sex Please, We’re British performed for 10 years at the