The Savoy Theatre is located on The Strand in the heart of London, just beneath historic Covent Garden. The Savoy dates back to 1881, and a number of different venues have been built on the site. It was the first public building to run completely on electricity. In 1929 the theatre was redesigned to its current state, but a fire in the early 1990s meant that the venue had to be restored. For the past number of years it has been the home to hit musicals such as ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Cabaret’ and more recently the Beatles tribute show ‘Let It Be’. Attached to one of London’s most famous hotels, it is a popular venue for large scale shows, and is currently owned by the Ambassador’s Theatre Group (ATG).
Toilets are located throughout the Savoy Theatre on all levels. There are four bars, located in the Stalls, Dress and Grand Circle, as well as the Mezzanine bar.
The foyer and box office are on street level, along with the Upper Circle. There are 32 steps down to the Dress Circle, and 75 steps down the Stalls. The Stalls section is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Access toilets are located at the Dress Circle level, for which there is street level access around the side of the building. There is no level access to any of the bars, but drinks can be brought to audience members in their seats.
There is no lift available inside the theatre. The Savoy has two wheelchair spaces available in the Dress Circle, and transfer seating is also available.
Seating at the Savoy Theatre is on the whole very good. The venue seats just over 1100 audience members, spread out over three different levels. Views from all levels provide excellent views of the stage, with the more expensive tickets being in the centre Stalls and front of the Dress Circle. The Upper Circle is actually on street level and provides good panoramic views of the stage.