The New Victoria Theatre is a major arts venue located in Woking. Having opened in June 1992, it has quickly established itself as one of the premium theatres in the South East of England.
The main theatre auditorium can seat 1,300 people, making it one of the largest theatres outside of London. In addition to this main space is the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, an intimate room with a capacity of 228, which was named in memory of the late Woking councillor who worked endlessly to gain funding for arts in the area.
The luxury of its spacious front of house area and size of its main auditorium, paired with its advanced technical facilities and acoustics, enables the New Victoria Theatre to host some of the most recognised names in British theatre. The venue has presented touring shows from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, and Peter Hall company. It also receives regular shows from the big names in classical works, such as the Glyndebourne touring opera company, Scottish Ballet and Northern Ballet Theatre.
Major productions of musicals are also on the list of successful shows that have been staged at the theatre; some notable works have included the award-winning West Side Story, Chicago, Cats and Miss Saigon. It also hosts children’s shows, and an annual Christmas pantomime.
The New Victoria Theatre is one of the best artistic venues in South-East England. Situated at the heart of Woking town centre, the theatre provides high-quality entertainment to large audiences all-year round.