Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is located in the heart of Theatreland and just off the busy tourist area of Covent Garden. Although no cars or buses can directly reach the centre of Covent Garden, however the area is within walking distance to a number of bus, tube and train stops. Check www.tfl.gov.uk/ for London transport updates
The nearest National Rail station to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is London Charing Cross, which is just a short walk down the Strand.
From Charing Cross (10 minutes) – Exit the station and cross over the road at the lights. Turn right and continue down the Strand until you meet the Aldwych junction. Turn left down Aldwych and continue until you see Catherine Street on your left. Turn down Catherine Street and continue forward. The theatre will be on your left hand side.
The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines.) Please see the directions below.
From Covent Garden (5 minutes) – Exit the station and walk left past the stretch of pubs and shops. Keep walking until you hit the cobbled piazza, and turn left cross the square. Carry on left down Russell St and then take a right onto Catherine St. the theatre will be directly ahead of you.
From Holborn (8 minutes) – Exit the station and turn right down Kingsway. After a few minutes turn right down Kemble St. Keep walking in a straight line and cross over the road to Russell St. From Russell St turn left onto Catherine Street. The theatre will be straight ahead of you.
Buses to Catherine Street –RV1
Buses to Aldwych and the Strand – 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 76, 77A, 91, 172, 341
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is firmly located within the heart of London Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not be charged.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest participating car park is the 24hr Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place,WC2H 7PR). Parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their tickets validated at the theatre.
There will be plenty of black cabs along the Strand/ Aldwych junction, or alternatively there is a designated taxi rank at the nearby Charing Cross station.