The Royal Court Theatre & Jerwood Theatre


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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The Royal Court Theatre & Jerwood Theatre

Sloane Square
+44 20 7565 5000
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Royal Court Theatre & Jerwood Theatre

5.0 out of 5 19 July 2016
by Robert W.

I love coming to this theatre. It has such great productions and it is also one of the most comfortable theatres in London seating wise. Plus the have a really good bar and eating spot in the basement.

This really is a lovies theatre. I once shared a table in the bar area with Harold Pinter and Lady Antonia Fraser. You never know who you might see here.

I've yet to have a bad seat here, even...more

4.0 out of 5 9 June 2016
by Kariss A.

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

4.0 out of 5 20 April 2016
by Susana T.

Different to Soho theaters. Really comfortable seats and great staff. Let's see how is the play now! :)more

4.0 out of 5 17 February 2016
by Richard B.

a great place for musicals. The acoustics are great and one of the few theaters in london to have better leg room.more

5.0 out of 5 23 September 2015
by Ian B.

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

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