Duke of York’s Theatre

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What you need to know about Duke Of York’s Theatre:

Duke of York’s Theatre is a West End theatre on St Martin’s Lane. It opened in 1892 and is now a Grade II listed building. It is primarily known as a theatre showing high quality plays and is frequently used as a venue for West End transfers of plays that have found critical success elsewhere.

Ambassador’s Theatre Group owns Duke of York’s Theatre.

Top facts about Duke Of York’s Theatre:

  1. Giacomo Puccini saw David Belasco’s Madame Butterfly at Duke of York’s Theatre. He later transformed it into a world-famous opera.
  2. Duke of York’s Theatre was originally called Trafalgar Square Theatre, but changed names in 1895 in honour of the future King George V.
  3. Notable productions in recent history at Duke of York’s Theatre include Royal Court Theatre’s co-production of The Weir, The Dresser starring Nicholas Lyndhurst and Julian Glover, and Richard Eyre’s Hedda Gabler featuring Eve Best.

Key information about Duke Of York’s Theatre:


Tube: The closest tube station is Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern lines), which is less than five minutes walk. Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) is the next closest to the theatre.

Train: Charing Cross train station on The Strand is 5-10 minutes walk from the theatre.

Bus: Bus numbers 24, 29 and also 176 all stop at Leicester Square tube station. To plan your journey in more detail please visit the Transport for London website.


West End parking

Q-Park car parks can be found at:
Chinatown – 20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR
Soho – Poland Street, W1F 7NQ
Trafalgar – Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS
Leicester Square – Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7DT
Q-Park offers discounted parking for ticket-holders visiting participating West End theatres. The Duke of York’s Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme.

NCP car parks can be found at:
Shaftesbury – Selkirk House, Museum Street, WC1A 1JR
Covent Garden – Parker Street, WC2B 5NT

The closest car park to the theatre is: NCP Chinatown.

Blue Badge parking information

Accessibility info:

The entrance to Duke of York’s Theatre is at street level.

There are two wheelchair spaces in the Royal Circle with companion seats located nearby. Alternately, visitors can arrange to transfer into a designated seat. The theatre will look after their wheelchair during the performance.

Accessible toilets are available.

The theatre has a MobileConnect sound amplification system. Visitors can download the MobileConnect app onto their phone to use with their own device, or borrow one from the theatre. You can also use the system with hearing aids. Please contact the theatre for more information.

Working dogs are welcome in the theatre. The theatre has space for two dogs in the auditorium at one time. Staff are also happy to look after dogs during the performance. Please arrange this in advance.

Duke of York’s Theatre has created a visual story to help visitors with Autism and other sensory needs before they arrive at the theatre. Please contact one of the access champions via the information below to receive a copy.

To discuss all access requirements and to book tickets, please contact the access line on 0800 912 6971.

Duke Of York’s Theatre has two access champions, Rebecca Windsor and William Quantrill. They can be contacted via [email protected] or [email protected].

Access performances:

Duke of York’s Theatre schedules captioned performances. Upcoming captioned shows will be listed on their website under individual shows. Alternately, contact one of the access champions for more details.


Duke of York’s Theatre has bars serving wines, beers and spirits, plus soft drinks. You can also buy small snacks before the show and during the interval. It is also home to the Terrace Bar. Reserved for the use of ticket holders only, the Terrace Bar is located in the Upper Circle and offers a menu of speciality cocktails served in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information visit Duke Of York Theatre’s website