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Novello Theatre

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In Person: 5 Aldwych, LONDON, WC2B 4LD
Phone: 03444 825151

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Join the fun at MAMMA MIA!, the world's sunniest, most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Since premiering in London's West End over 22 years ago, 'the ultimate feel-good show' (Classic FM) has thrilled over 65 million people around the world.

Fall in love with the irresistibly funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island idyll, all unfolding to the magic of ABBA's timeless songs. The worldwide phenomenon has now been turned into two record-breaking movies - MAMMA MIA! The Movie and MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again.

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Age Recommendation: We recommend MAMMA MIA! for ages 5+

Please note: This production contains flashing lights.

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.

You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

To find out what else is happening at Novello Theatre, visit their website here.

Charing Cross (approx. 600m), Covent Garden (approx. 300m), Charing Cross (approx. 600m), Holborn (approx. 600m)


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There are four licensed bars, Sam's Bar is situated behind the foyer, The Shubert Bar, Ivor's Bar and The Waldorf Bar which services the Grand Circle and Balcony.

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A long-term home to West End musicals, the Novello Theatre is a large West End venue located near Charing Cross.

This 1105-seat theatre was originally opened in 1905 as the Waldorf Theatre and then re-named the Strand Theatre in 1913. In 2005, the theatre underwent a £4.5 million refurbishment to celebrate its impressive centenary. With this new interior, the theatre was inspired to adopt the new name of the Novello Theatre as the famous composer Ivor Novello lived in a flat above the theatre for almost four decades.

Despite being best known as a venue for musicals, the theatre has played host to various shows across its 100-year history, ranging from numerous plays by the RSC to the illusionist performances of Derren Brown.

Some notable previous productions at this venue include ‘Rhinoceros’ starring Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith; Frankie Howard in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’; and the international Broadway production of ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ starring Adrian Lester and James Earl Jones. In recent years, the theatre has also hosted the world-famous ABBA musical, Mamma Mia.

With some of the biggest names in theatre having played at the Novello Theatre, it is no surprise that it was featured as a part of the documentary Great West End Theatres, and that it is one of the most popular theatres in London.

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