Plan Your Visit

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY  



Covid-19 Secure

We are excited to welcome you to the Palace Theatre and want you to have the best experience possible whilst you are here. The safety of our audiences, performers and staff is our utmost priority. We are following government guidelines and as such have put in place a number of measures as part of our COVID Safe procedures plan. For further information check the COVID-19 secure section above. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

48 hours before the performance we’ll ask you to check-in online which will involve completing a health questionnaire on behalf of yourself and your party to assist with track and trace. Once completed, we’ll deliver your tickets to your mobile or smart device for contact-free entry to the theatre.

If you do not receive your health questionnaire within 48 hours or your e-tickets within 24 hours of your visit, please contact and our team will assist you.



By Car

The nearest car park is Chinatown on Newport Place. For details of all locations and prices, visit Q-Park’s website. Remember to take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. It saves you 50% on off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. Simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation on arrival at our box office, and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. 


By Public transport


The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square (3 minute walk), Piccadilly Circus (7 minute walk) and Tottenham Court Road (5 minute walk). Leicester Square station is on the Northern line (between Charing Cross and Tottenham Court Road) and the Piccadilly Line (between Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden). Piccadilly Circus station is on the Piccadilly Line (between Green Park and Leicester Square) and Bakerloo line (between Oxford Circus and Charing Cross). Tottenham Court Road station is on the Central Line (between Oxford Circus and Holborn) and the Northern Line (between Goodge Street and Leicester Square)

National Rail

The Palace Theatre is easily accessible from most of the major National Rail London stations. Charing Cross is our nearest National Rail station and is just a 10 minute walk from the theatre. If you are arriving at one of our other major National Rail stations we recommend jumping on the tube for quick onward travel to the theatre. Get the Piccadilly line to Leicester Square for 4 stops from Kings Cross, the Northern line for 4 stops from Euston to Leicester Square, the Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus for 3 stops from Waterloo or just 6stops on the Bakerloo line from Paddington to Piccadilly Circus. 


The following bus routes stop near the Palace Theatre: 29, 24, 176


At the bottom of this page, you can find a map showing the location of the venue, and how close the nearest public transport links are.


Nimax Theatres are committed to providing the very best service to all of our patrons and want to ensure your visit is as comfortable as it can be. If you would like to discuss your specific access needs please contact our access team. You can call 0330 333 4815, email or write/visit Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY

There are 2 stairs from the street up to the foyer. To access the auditorium there are 20 stairs to the Stalls, although for patrons with limited mobility there is an alternative access door to the Stalls from the foyer with 3 steps down. There are 30 stairs to the Dress Circle, 56 stairs to the Upper Circle and 77 stairs to the Balcony. Wheelchair user access is located in the Stalls. Access is through a side exit door on Shaftesbury Avenue. Please make yourself known to the staff at the front doors or Box Office for access from 45 minutes before the show.


There is one 3cm step and a slight incline to the Stalls. Stalls Q3, Q28, V26 and V27 can be removed to provide wheelchair user spaces. All stalls aisle seats are suitable for those wishing to transfer from their wheelchairs.

There is a fully adapted unisex toilet at the rear of the Stalls. Ladies and Gentlemans toilets are located on all levels.

The theatre bars are located on all levels. There is no level access to the bars for wheelchair users; a member of theatre staff will offer assistance purchasing beverages on behalf of customers. Programmes and Ice Creams are available in the main foyer and auditorium. All drinks and refreshments will be available for pre-order to minimise queuing and assist social distancing.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.  For comfort we recommend purchasing a seat on the end of a row.  Alternatively we provide a dog sitting service; advance booking is recommended.

The theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system. Headsets are available on a first come first served basis. The box office is fitted with an induction loop to assist hearing aid users when booking.


The following receivers are available:

The WIR RX15-2



The WIR RX15-2 is a two-channel, infrared receiver designed for use with a transmitter operating on 2.3 MHz or 2.8 MHz. This easy-to-operate, headset-style receiver is ideal for listening applications where excellent sound quality is essential. Each earphone features its own individual volume-control knob. A push-button frequency selector makes it easy to alternate between 2.3 MHz or 2.8 MHz operation.



The WIR RX22-4N is a four-channel selectable, infrared receiver compatible with transmitters operating on the 2.3/2.8/3.3/3.8 MHz bandwidth. Dual infrared detectors maximize sensitivity and operating range. Range of up to 28,000 square feet (2,600 square meters) in single-channel mode when used with a Williams Sound WIR TX925 or WIR TX90 infrared system. Comfortable, body-pack design features convenient channel selector and easy-to-use on/off volume control. The RX22-4N can be used with mono or stereo headphones, earphones or a neckloop (lanyard included).  Details of specific access performances for each production can be found on the show pages. These may include relaxed, BSL Interpreted, Audio Described and Captioned performances and are arranged by the producers. 


In response to audience demand we are increasing our capacity but continuing to maintain robust Covid mitigation measures including:

• Contactless ticketing. Staggered arrival times advised on your ticket.
• Hand sanitiser is provided as you enter the theatre and at designated points throughout the building.
• Different entry and exit points depending on the location of your seats.
• Traffic flow systems to facilitate safe movement around the building where possible.
• Drinks will be pre-ordered and consumed in the comfort of your seat.
• We request all audience members aged 11 and above to wear a face covering, fully covering the nose and mouth whilst inside the theatre, except when eating or drinking.
• Please respect social distancing including when queuing to enter the theatres. Staff will be on hand to assist you.

If you or anyone in your household or support bubble is feeling unwell or has dsplayed any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to your visit please stay at home and follow government guidelines. Our friendly team will help you rearrange your visit if you are unable to attend. Simply contact We look forward to seeing you and enjoy the show.


29, 24, 176


Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)


Q-Park – Chinatown, Newport Place, 
West End, London WC2H 7PU

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