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Covent Garden Area Venues
Walking route guide

This page aims to help you reach the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Duchess Theatre,  Novello* Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Fortune Theatre and Lyceum Theatre from Covent Garden Underground Station.

For mobility impaired audience members, the Society of London Theatre provide a "photo map" - illustrated walking route to this venue from a near landmark and also Waterloo Station (the nearest fully accessible station) on their website, via the theatre's listing page on that site.

These theatres are clustered around two streets accessible from one corner of the Covent Garden Piazza. Since the route to them is common to them all, the monkey has combined the first part of the journey...and will tell you where to "branch off" when appropriate!

*Novello Theatre - formerly the Strand Theatre.

An alternative route, from Temple underground station to these theatres is available by clicking here for the Aldwych Theatre, or clicking here for the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Fortune, Duchess, Novello and Lyceum Theatres.

So: On leaving Covent Garden station, turn right and walk into the large pedestrian plaza that is Covent Garden. If you see a long road with cars in front of you, wrong way.

On entering the plaza space, turn to your left and walk along the collonaded area. 

If you see Tesco Metro Supermarket or a bank, Wrong way.

Keep walking ahead as far as the collonaded area will allow (it forms the outer part of the market Square - so cut across if it is dry!). Follow it to the right.

At the end of the buildings is Russell Street. 

Walk along Russell Street, to this crossroads:

For the Lyceum Theatre,, cross Russell Street, so that you are on the same side of the road as the man in the white shirt! Turn right into Wellington Street and walk to the end:

For the other theatres, cross the road, until you reach a street corner with the Fortune Theatre to the left and the Drury Lane theatre ahead of you on the opposite side of the road. 

For the Fortune Theatre, go straight ahead, the theatre is to your left.

For the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, cross the road to it at the street corner, and turn to your left, down Catherine Street. The entrance is on Catherine Street to your right.

For the Duchess Theatre, again turn to your right and go down Catherine Street, 

but DO NOT cross the road to the side that the Theatre Royal is on - there is no need as the Duchess Theatre is two thirds of the way along the street on your own side of the road.

For the Novello Theatre, DO cross to the front of the Drury Lane Theatre Royal on Catherine Street. Keeping it on your right, walk down the street. The Novello Theatre is on the last street corner, to your left.

For the Aldwych Theatre, again DO cross to the front of the Drury Lane Theatre Royal on Catherine Street. Keeping it on your right, walk down the street. The Novello Theatre is on the last street corner, to your left. Cross to it, and turn left to walk along Aldwych - the curved road in front of it.

The Aldwych Theatre is at the end of the block, to your left.









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