Duke of York's Theatre,
St Martin's Lane,
The Duke of York's Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in the West-End, having originally opened its doors in September 1892. It was named in honour of King George V and it has had a colourful history which includes the debut of Jerome K Jerome's Miss Hobbs and David Belasco's Madame Butterfly. Refurbished in the late 1970s/early 1980s, the Duke of York's Theatre is just as good today as it ever was. So much so that it was purchased by the Ambassador Theatre Group in 1992 and has been host to a number of classic productions ever since – including some Olivier Award-Winners.
The Duke of York's Theatre has been a grade II listed building since 1960, but the 1980s refurbishment kept it alive and kicking. The Duke of York's Theatre has enough seating for 640 people on three levels that includes the stalls, royal circle and upper circle. There is disabled access and toilets for those that need it. The disabled seating includes two wheelchair spaces in the royal circle but disabled theatregoers are welcome to transfer to a theatre seating and leave their wheelchair with theatre staff during the performance.
Infra-red hearing aid systems are available at the Duke of York's Theatre for the hearing impaired. The Duke of York's Theatre is also happy to accommodate 2 guide dogs per performance.
Some retailers will tell you up-front which individual seats you'll be purchasing, whilst others will tell you which area of the theatre Stalls, Balcony) that your tickets will be for and will allocate your seats upon payment. In general, seats closer to the stage are more expensive Out offer a better view of the performance