The Novello Theatre first opened its doors in 1905 and over the years it has operated under many different names. In the early 1900’s the theatre operated under the name ‘Waldorf Theatre’ before being renamed in 1913 as ‘The Strand’; it was only in 2005 that it was re-named the ‘Novello Theatre’ after undergoing a major refurbishment programme.
During both world wars, the theatre was bombed, however, in true theatrical style, the show did indeed carry on with productions proceeding the very same day.
Over the years the Novello Theatre has been home to many productions including Anglo-Chinese plays, opera dramas and musical comedies.
The venue has a seating capacity of 1,105 across four levels.
To celebrate both our birthdays, my fiancé and I decided to treat ourselves to a day in London. We chose to go and see Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre, Aldwych. Can highly recommend the show and it was a lovely traditional theatre with a cosy atmosphere. The theatre was very close to Covent Garden Tube Station with plenty of lovely pubs and bars to enjoy some pre-show drinks and snacks as well as street entertainers. We finished our day with a delicious meal at Masala Zone. The decor is something to go for, as much as the food. A fantastic day- we will definitely go again!