Duchess Theatre

  • About
    One of the smallest 'proscenium arched' West End theatres. The circle, which is narrower than the stalls, is unusual for the time, being supported by steel girders from the roof - this also gives the theatre some very good sight lines. Notable productions include Emlyn William's Night Must Fall in 1935, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in 1942 (which transferred from the Piccadilly Theatre to the St James Theatre before moving to the Duchess Theatre where it completed a run of 1,997 performances), Terence Rattigan's Deep Blue Sea in 1952 and Harold Pinter's The Caretaker in 1960.

    The 1970's brough somewhat 'raunchy' entertainment in the form The Dirtiest Show in Town which run for just under 800 performances while in December 1974 the controversial production of Oh, Calcutta! transferred here from the Royalty Theatre and remained here until 1980. Between 1987 and 1990 The Players Theatre company presented their Late Joys Victorian Music Hall programme here while their new theatre under the arches in Villiers Street (under Charing Cross railyway station) was being built. The mid-90's were taken up with a successful run of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress For Dinner which transferred here from the Apollo Theatre in October 1992 and stayed until 1 March 1997. Another successful production here was the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan which run for six months from April to October 1997.
  • Capacity
    479
  • Address
    Catherine Street
    London
    WC2B 5LA
  • Website

Members of Mandy who have worked for Duchess Theatre

  • Orla Daly
    2019
    Orla Daly · Assistant Stage Manager Dep
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre Company
  • Sean Turner
    Sean Turner · Associate Director
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre / Kenny Wax
  • Amanda Hillhouse
    2018
    Amanda Hillhouse · DSM
  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williams · CSM
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong - London
    • Kenny Wax LTD/ Mischief Theatre
  • Ben Missen
    Ben Missen · Plot Cover
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Nimax Theatres Limited
  • Ben Cook
    Ben Cook · Tech ASM Dep
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Kenny Wax
  • Tom Babbage
    Tom Babbage · Understudy - Cover Chris/Dennis/Jonathan
    • Actors UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre
  • Kayleigh Atkinson
    Kayleigh Atkinson · Performance Fire Marshal
  • Matt Walesby
    Matt Walesby · Tech ASM
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre / Kenny Wax Ltd.
  • Sydney K Smith
    Sydney K Smith · Perkins
    • Actors UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre
  • James Watterson
    James Watterson · Understudy
  • Stephanie Hammersley
    Stephanie Hammersley · Tech Assistant Stage Manager Dep
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Kenny Wax Ltd
  • John Hicks
    2017
    John Hicks · Deputy Stage Manager
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Kenny Wax Ltd
  • Nicholas Titley
    Nicholas Titley · Technical ASM
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Kenny Wax Ltd
  • Danny Barlow
    Danny Barlow · Tech ASM / Book Cover
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre
  • Drew Dillon
    Drew Dillon · Dennis
    • Actors UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre
  • Paula Salmon
    Paula Salmon · Assistant Stage Manager (Dep)
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre Company
  • Ben Cook
    Ben Cook · Lighting board dep
  • Rachel Williams
    2016
    Rachel Williams · DSM
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong - London
    • Kenny Wax LTD/Mischief Theatre
  • Caroline Lowe
    Caroline Lowe · Show Crew/Cover ASM
    • Theatre Professionals UK
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • Mischief Theatre Company