The Fortune Theatre is the ideal venue for showcases, conferences, lectures and workshops and the smaller capacity auditorium creates a more intimate space, perfect for smaller-scale hires. The theatre being just moments from the heart of Covent Garden makes for a perfect opportunity to hire a West End Theatre.
The Fortune Theatre is available for hire throughout the day and evening on Sundays and Mondays, and midweek on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please note that the bar spaces in the theatre are limited, and cannot accommodate formal meetings.
The Fortune Theatre opened in 1924 and was the first London theatre to be built after World War I. The theatre was originally commissioned by Laurence Cowen, to present his play Sinners, which unfortunately only ran for two weeks! Luckily, its current show has had much more success. The Woman in Black has been playing at the theatre since 1989, and during its long and successful run, has starred such celebrated actors as Joseph Fiennes (1993) and Michael Grandage (1994). Outside of show-times, the building brings with it its own ghostly legends. Built on the site of the Old Albion Tavern, the theatre’s upper circle staircase, the original staircase of the Tavern, is reportedly haunted by a the ghost of a young boy who died there at the hands of a vicious step-father! Legend also has it that the ghost of a World War II veteran haunts Box A; allegedly his last happy memory, the soldier visited the theatre shortly before he died in battle, and hasn’t left yet!