A View From the Bridge

A View From the Bridge tickets
Dominic West (The Wire, The Crown) stars in an explosive revival of Arthur Miller's tragic drama about illicit desire and jealousy In 1950s New York. This all-star production of an American masterpiece also features Callum Scott Howells (It's a Sin) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road). It sold out in just one hour at Theatre Royal Bath, so book your tickets early for its summer season at Theatre Royal Haymarket. It plays for 11 weeks only!
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Booking until 3 August 2024

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea tickets
You’re invited for the most fun-filled tea party ever, as the stage adaptation of Judith Kerr’s picture book returns to the West End for another year. Sophie and mummy sit down for tea, but a knock at the door and a very unexpected guest is the start of a very strange afternoon…! David Wood’s fun-filled show is perfect for young children, with bright costumes, infectious storytelling and fun sing-a-long moments. It runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket in summer 2024.
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Booking from 8 July 2024 until 1 September 2024

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot tickets
The dystopian, grunge story about two men waiting for something that might never happen has been dubbed one of the greatest 20th-century plays. Written by Nobel Prize winner and writer, Samuel Beckett, the dystopian story is unlike any other West End play. Heading to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited run this Autumn, you do not want to miss this masterpiece. Book your tickets now for the return of Waiting for Godot.
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Booking from 13 September 2024 until 14 December 2024

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History

One of the West End’s oldest theatres, the Theatre Royal Haymarket officially opened in 1720 with a French play entitled La Fille a la Morte, ou le Badeaut de Paris. Successful early productions included The Beggar’s Opera (1729) and The Dragon of Wantley (1734).

The current building opened in 1821 with a production of The Rivals, followed by Our American Cousin (1862) An English Gentleman (1871) and a number of burlesque performances.

Following this, the Haymarket became synonymous with light comedies, such as The Palace of Truth (1870), The Wicked World (1873), Charity (1864), The Zoo (1875) and the premiere of Engaged (1877). Oscar Wilde premiered a variety of his productions at the theatre, including A Woman of No Importance (1893) and An Ideal Husband (1895).

During the late 19th to early 20th century, the venue made its name hosting plays and comedies, including Under the Red Robe (1896) and J.M. Barrie’s The Little Minister (1897), as well as Bunty Pulls the Strings (1911), Ghosts (1914) and The Widow’s Might (1916).

Soon, productions began to run for an extended amount of time, with J. M. Barrie’s Mary Rose (1920) running for 399 performances and Yellow Sands (1926-1927), which ran for 610 shows. Notable productions after this included The First Mrs Fraser (1929), starring Marie Tempest, Noel Coward’s Design for Living (1939), The Importance of Being Earnest (1948) and a production of The Glass Menagerie, starring Helen Hayes.

The mid 1900’s saw some rarer plays performed, such as Flowering Cherry (1957), Terence Rattigan’s Ross (1960), Ides of March (1963), directed by John Gielgud and A Voyage Round My Father (1971-1972), starring Alec Guinness.

By this point, the Theatre Royal Haymarket was known for a quick turnover of plays featuring star casts. Productions of note were Virginia (1981), with Maggie Smith, Hobson’s Choice (1982), starring Penelope Keith and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (1982) and The Cherry Orchard (1983). Throughout this time, the theatre produced many plays in repertory, including The Aspern Papers (1984), with Vanessa Redgrave, who also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra (1986).

Toward the end of the 20th century, works from a number of playwrights were performed at the theatre, comprising Terence Rattigan, John Osborne, J.M. Barrie, David Mamet, Jean Anoulih, Tom Stoppard, Henrik Ibsen, Oscar Wilde, Neil Simon and more. Renowned actors such as Derek Jacobi, Robert Lindsay, Alan Bates, Martin Shaw, Jessica Lange, Steven Berkoff and Richard Dreyfuss appeared at the theatre.

21st century productions have included The Royal Family (2001), starring Judi Dench, Lady Windermere’s Fan (2002), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, The Breath of Life (2002), with Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes in Brand (2003) and When Harry Met Sally (2004).

2005 saw Victoria Wood’s hilarious Acorn Antiques the Musical premiere, starring Julie Walters and Celia Imrie, followed by Hay Fever (2006), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (2006), The Last Confession (2007) and The Country Wife (2007), amongst many more.

Trevor Nunn’s Olivier Award-winning production of Flare Path transferred to the theatre in 2011, starring Sheridan Smith, followed by the National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors (2012), Fatal Attraction (2014), Great Britain (2015), Taken at Midnight (2015), starring Penelope Wilton, Harvey (2015), Elephant Man (2015), starring Bradley Cooper, and McQueen (2015).

2016’s shows included Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Bad Jews, How the Other Half Loves and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Pixie Lott. Dominic Cooper then took to the stage in The Libertine, before the RSC’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing came to the theatre in 2017.

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo starred in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, followed by Edward Fox in Sand in the Sandwiches and the RSC transfer of Queen Anne, starring Emma Cunniffe and Romola Garai. 2017 rounds off with dark comedy Venus in Fur, starring Natalie Dormer and David Oakes, followed by Christmas With The Rat Pack.

The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas kicked off 2018, featuring well-known hits from the iconic trio. Jonathan Munby directed Bryony Lavery's acclaimed play Frozen, starring Suranne Jones, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya. 2018 also sees the Maly Drama Theatre return with limited performances of Uncle Vanya and Life and Fate, followed by Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Molière’s Tartuffe.

2018 saw West End transfer of cult hit Heathers the Musicalfollowed by Take That musical The Band.

The world premiere of new musical Only Fools and Horses took place in early 2019 at the theatre, starring Paul WhitehouseIn April, family show Where is Peter Rabbit? hopped into the theatre to play morning and early afternoon performances. Children's classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea played a limited run over the 2019 festive period and will return for a summer season in 2021.

Like all other West End venues, the Theatre Royal Haymarket closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A production of the play Love Letters starring Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove was one of the first plays to open in the West End following the period of closure in December 2020.

Heathers the Musical returned to the theatre for a summer season in 2021, running alongside The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Only Fools and Horses returned to the venue in October 2021, continuing its open-ended run. Children’s show Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever played over the Christmas period in 2021 and 2022.

In April 2023, Only Fools and Horses The Musical closed, and Theatre Royal Haymarket announced plans to become a home for short-run plays in the West End. In summer 2023, The Tiger Who Came To Tea returned for another season, alongside a transfer of Lyric Hammersmith's acclaimed revival of Accidental Death of an Anarchist starring Daniel Rigby.

In September 2023, Noises Off returned to London for a season at Theatre Royal Haymarket, starring Felicity Kendal.

In 2024, Dominic West stars in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, followed by another summer season of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Later in 2024, the re-imagined production of Waiting for Godot will be making its West End debut.

Past Shows

Noises Off
Noises Off
(closed 16 Dec 2023)
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
(closed 9 Sep 2023)
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
(closed 3 Sep 2023)

 
Only Fools and Horses the Musical
Only Fools and Horses the Musical
(closed 29 Apr 2023)
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
(closed 4 Sep 2022)
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
(closed 2 Jan 2022)

 
Heathers The Musical
Heathers The Musical
(closed 11 Sep 2021)
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
(closed 5 Sep 2021)
Love Letters
Love Letters
(closed 13 Jun 2021)

 
Where is Peter Rabbit?
Where is Peter Rabbit?
(closed 1 Sep 2019)
The Band
The Band
(closed 12 Jan 2019)
Peppa Pig's Adventure
Peppa Pig's Adventure
(closed 6 Jan 2019)