The Royal Court Theatre is Britain's leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. The theatre's pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed – the New York Times described it as "the most important theatre in Europe".
The Royal Court receives and considers an extraordinary quantity of new work and, each year, presents an ambitious programme in its two venues at Sloane Square in London. In recent years, the Royal Court has also staged productions in New York, Sydney, Brussels, Toronto and Dublin.
In addition to its high profile productions, the Royal Court facilitates international work at a grass roots level, developing exchanges which bring young writers to Britain and sending British writers, actors and directors to work with artists around the world. The Royal Court Young Writers Programme also works to develop new voices with a biennial Festival and year-round development work for writers under 26.
The Royal Court’s success has inspired confidence in theatres across the world and, whereas new plays were once viewed as a risk, they are now at the heart of a revival of interest among artists and audiences alike.
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Venue Details & Map
The Royal Court Theatre & Jerwood Theatre
Sloane SquareChelseaLondonSW1W 8AS
- +44 20 7565 5000
One of the best places for new writing in the UK, this place is historic. The theatre itself is has two performance areas, the smaller upstairs space, which is more adaptable, and the main house downstairs, which is a more traditional theatre space. It's worth noting that the main room has the most comfortable theatre seating I've ever had in London. There's a really nice bar and restaurant...more
Different to Soho theaters. Really comfortable seats and great staff. Let's see how is the play now! :)more
a great place for musicals. The acoustics are great and one of the few theaters in london to have better leg room.more
Absolutely love this theatre. It's very convenient, being right next to Sloane Square tube station, and has a wonderful intimacy (even in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs). Have seen some great theatre here. Some not so great too but that's the risk you take with new work. It's very much an actor's theatre too so you can regularly see famous faces in the audience. Haven't eaten there in a while...more
It was a real thrill to get to return here on a recent re-visit to London.
The theatre is well known in the arts community for its attention to new writing, experimental fare, and veteran artists, sometimes all in the same play. And it was clear that those objectives have remained a constant since the last time I was at the theatre in 2007.
I had to book my ticket several weeks ahead from...more