The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, first built in 1663, is the oldest theatre site in the world which is still in continuous use. It is a fitting & stately flagship of the Really Useful Theatre Group, providing London with a host of theatrical entertainments. It is our goal to provide the same level of expertise and experience to the events industry.
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is a truly impressive venue to hold your business conferences, presentations, meetings and receptions. The main auditorium in this Grade I listed building seats over 2,100 guests and five further rooms offer spaces to fit every business function.
The historic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is one of the most prestigious venues in London. If you truly want to impress your customers, guests or employees, this magnificent theatre guarantees you success.
The 2,154-seat main auditorium is a sumptuous, soaring cathedral of space, the perfect arena to get your message across with a mighty punch.
The Grand Saloon is large and versatile, perfect for receptions for up to 350 guests. Extra space for up to 250 is available in the adjacent Upper and Lower Rotundas. Two additional spaces, the North and South Rooms, can seat 20 guests for dinner, boardroom meeting or training events.
When you host an event in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, it’s no longer a business function, it’s a spectacle. The grandeur of this theatre makes even the finest hotels seem bland. On top we offer technical expertise that makes West End productions come to life and prompt, polished hospitality.
GRAND SALOON The Grand Saloon at Theatre Royal Drury Lane is our largest and most versatile space.
With the refurbishment completed in May 2013, it is the newest and most luxurious setting in any West End Theatre. Centrally located in the heart of London’s ‘Theatreland’ it is the perfect venue for anything from conferences, auditions, showcases and film shoots to dinners, receptions and even wedding ceremonies. Fully licensed and equipped with a kitchen, this space can cater for almost any event.
SOUTH ROOM Leading off from The Grand Saloon the South Room is smaller, but just as luxurious and versatile. Ideal for meetings, presentations and training days or more intimate dinners, receptions and even auditions! Also fully licensed and with access to the kitchen this space is perfect for a more bespoke occasion.
NORTH ROOM The North Room is at the opposite end of The Grand Saloon. Like the South Room it is smaller, but just as luxurious and versatile. Ideal for meetings, presentations and training days or more intimate dinners, receptions and even auditions! Also fully licensed and with access to the kitchen this space is perfect for a more bespoke occasion.
AUDITORIUM The empire style auditorium dates from 1922 and has 2,154 seats across four levels – stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony.
NOVELLO ROOM Suitable for more intimate meetings and training sessions the Novello Room is named after Ivor Novello the matinee idol and composer who saved the fortunes of Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the 1930s by writing and starring in a string of musical hits beginning with Glamorous Night in 1935.
The room is decorated with posters and period photographs from the productions which also included Careless Rapture (1936), Crest of the Wave (1937), The Dancing Years (1939) and Shakespeare's Henry V (1938).