Access Information for Trafalgar Studios:
The address of Trafalgar Studios is 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY. It’s located just off Trafalgar Square.
It is possible to be dropped off directly outside the front doors, but please note, this is a busy road with single yellow lines. If patrons would prefer a quieter place to be dropped off, Spring Gardens around the corner does not have much traffic.
The best place for parking is the car park around the corner from the theatre in Spring Gardens, Q-Park Trafalgar. It is a 24 hour car park with disabled spaces available. The price is £5 per hour, but patrons can get a 50% discount if they present their ticket at the theatre. There is also on-street parking available on Spring Gardens, £3.30 per hour, payable by mobile, free after 6:30pm
Spring Gardens is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the theatre. Take Cockspur Street along Trafalgar Square, and then the first left at the Trafalgar Hotel onto Spring Gardens.
The area is served by numerous buses, but the nearest stop to the theatre is on Whitehall, which is served by the following buses – numbers 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88 and 159.
If you wish to take a cab, there is always a steady stream of taxis moving along Whitehall.
The nearest train stations are Charing Cross and Embankment. Charing Cross is both a national rail and tube station (Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment is a tube station (Northern, Bakerloo, Circle and District lines).
To reach the theatre from Charing Cross, take exit 6, and continue along the Strand towards Boots. Cross Northumberland Avenue towards Tesco (keeping Trafalgar Square on your right) and then cross the next road, Whitehall, and turn left towards Westminster. The theatre is on your right.
From Embankment station, exit onto Villiers Street and then continue left under the railway bridge onto Northumberland Avenue. The Playhouse Theatre will be on your right. Continue up Northumberland Avenue until you come to Waterstone’s at the junction with the Strand. Cross at the pedestrian lights towards Tesco, again, keeping Trafalgar Square on your right. Cross the next road, Whitehall, and turn left towards Westminster.
The entrance to the theatre has three sets of glass double doors, two of which open in both directions. They are generally pinned open prior to a performance. The set of doors to the right are automatic and have a ramp. Otherwise, the other two sets of doors have one small step up.
Inside the foyer the Box Office is directly opposite the entrance. The foyer bar is to the left. You can collect your headsets, Braille and large print cast lists from the Box Office. A £10 deposit will be required for the headset. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes 15 minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat.
There is a set of double doors to the right of the foyer. Through these doors are stairs which lead either down to the Studio Bar and to studios 1 and 2, or up for the rear seats in Studio 1. There are toilets, including an accessible toilet in the Studio Bar downstairs and also toilets upstairs. There is a lift that goes down to the Studio Bar from the foyer. Please ask a member of staff if you wish to use this.
Both the Foyer and Studio Bars serve a wide range of refreshments, including hot and cold drinks, sweets, biscuits and snacks. There’s also a cloakroom on the foyer level for which there is a charge of £1 per item. Front of house areas open approximately 1 hour before the performance.
Patrons with tickets for Rows A-E in Studio 1 enter the auditorium via the Studio Bar, which is the level down from the Foyer. The entrance is directly in front of you as you enter the bar. There is a level walkway around to a small flight of stairs which will bring you to the front of the auditorium.
Patrons with tickets from Row E onwards will get to their seats in Studio 1 by going up a small flight of stairs from the foyer and then through a door on their left.
The Trafalgar Studios was given its current appearance after it was bought by ATG in 2004. As such, it has a distinctive look in comparison to the typical West End theatre. It is modern, with lots of chrome and angled lighting. The ceiling on the stairs has silver decorative peaks.
The auditorium of Studio 1 seats 400 people. It’s in the style of a Roman amphitheatre, with the seating in one block, curving round and rising up from the stage. There are aisles either end.
The seats have no armrests and are flip up. Wheelchair positions are in Row A
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.
Useful Information and Contact Details
Guide dogs are welcome at Trafalgar Studios. Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium, as long as they do not obstruct an aisle. Staff will be happy to take care of guide dogs during the performance if required. If you are bringing are dog, please could you let the theatre know if you have not already done so. Please call the Access bookings line on 0844 871 7677.
If you have any other queries about your visit, please call the Theatre Manager, Jaime Brent, or the Deputy Theatre Manager, Aine O’Sullivan, on 020 7321 5400.