Donmar Warehouse

Access information for the Donmar Warehouse


The Donmar Warehouse is situated on Earlham Street, opposite Belgo.


If you are arriving by bus, numbers 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176 – all stop at Cambridge Circus. To get to the theatre from Cambridge Circus, head northeast along Shaftesbury Avenue – Earlham Street is the second on the right.


If you are coming by underground, the nearest tube is Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line. From the platform, a lift brings you up to ground level, rather than the escalators used in many underground stations.


From the station exit, turn left and cross at the pedestrian crossing. Turn right once across the road, then almost immediately left into the pedestrianised Neal Street. At the end of this short section, another pedestrian crossing takes you to the bottom end of Earlham Street. Bear diagonally left for about a hundred metres and the theatre is on your right.


There is one entrance – with a step leading up to hinged half glass doors that open outwards.  A ramp into the theatre is available if required.


When you enter through the main doors, you can collect your tickets from the Box Office, which is straight ahead of you. Please note that the foyer narrows between the front doors and the box office – as it passes the central staircase on the right – and can become crowded prior to a performance.


Your headset can be collected in the Stalls bar on the first floor. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat 15 minutes before the start of the performance. Braille, large print cast lists and large print programmes will also be available here.


To get to the stalls level there is the staircase or a lift. The lift is behind  the Box Office to the right.


The staircase leads up to both stalls and circle levels. There are 26 steps from the foyer to the stalls and another 23 steps from the stalls to the circle.


The stalls level is almost circular – with the lift shaft in the centre. At the top of the stairs bear left for the bar and, through the bar, the toilets. There is an accessible toilet on the Circle level.


There is also another bar at circle level. Both bars are open from one hour before the performance and during the interval.


The auditorium is modern – seating 251 people on stalls and circle levels. The seating is bench seating in the stalls and fold-down seats in the circle, which surrounds three sides of a wide rectangular stage.


The stalls entrance on the first floor brings you into auditorium at the back, where a dimly lit passageway runs along behind the seating. Staff will be available to show you to your seat.

For the circle entrance, carry on up the 23 stairs, or use the lift, to the second floor.


Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.




Guide dogs are welcome at the Donmar Warehouse. If you are bringing a Guide Dog, or require any further information before your visit, please phone the Box Office on 020 3282 3808 between the hours of 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday. If no-one’s there, please leave a message and your call will be returned.


If an emergency situation or fire occurs during a performance and the theatre needs to be evacuated the following instructions will enable you to leave the building as quickly and safely as possible.

The production will be interrupted and an announcement made. The exits will be indicated by direction signs and voice, and members of the Front of House team will open exit doors and say, “Make your way out here please”.


If you have a sighted person with you please leave the building as directed, if you require assistance please remain in your seat and raise your hand. A member of staff will assist you to leave the building.


The meeting point is outside Urban Outfitters at the corner of Earlham Street, to the left of the Donmar if you are leaving the building from the main entrance.