Capacity: 1,200

Currently home to: Beautuful: The Carole King Musical

The theatre was constructed in the newly built Aldwych as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre, now known as the Novello Theatre. On 15 December 1960, after intense speculation, it was announced that the Royal Shakespeare Company, headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon, was to make the Aldwych Theatre its base in London for the next three years. In the event, the company stayed for over 20 years, finally moving to the Barbican Arts Centre in 1982.

Find out more about the West End production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, currently playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre