New Wimbledon Theatre
  • New Wimbledon Theatre
    The Broadway
    SW19 1QG
The landmark theatre in the heart of Wimbledon, Merton, the New Wimbledon Theatre is part of The Ambassador Theatre Group and is increasingly recognised as being part of the West End circuit. In short, New Wimbledon Theatre brings West End quality shows closer to home.


New Wimbledon Theatre

South London's landmark theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7646 (bkg fee)



"For beauty and size Wimbledon Theatre would not disgrace Shaftesbury Avenue" The Times


Having stood proudly on Wimbledon's Broadway since 1910, Wimbledon Theatre (as it was originally named) has gone from strength to strength and garnered a glittering reputation as a premier theatrical venue in South West London.


The Grade II listed building consists of a beautiful Edwardian auditorium decorated in both Georgian and Italian renaissance styles across three levels of seating. With a capacity of over 1,500 (making it one of the largest theatres in London) the venue continues to play host to numerous touring productions of musicals, ballets, operas and plays, as well as an annual pantomime each Christmas.


Located just minutes from Wimbledon Station and served by an efficient transport network, New Wimbledon Theatre (renamed in 2004 when it came under the management of The Ambassador Theatre Group - ATG) , welcomes over 250,000 theatregoers through its doors to an average of over 45 different productions every year.



Apart from the Main House there is also our Studio Theatre with its own entrance on The Broadway. An intimate and alternative space, the Studio regularly plays host to small-scale dramas and comedies taking its place as an exciting Fringe venue for London. In February 2010, as a centenary gift, it has undergone a major Front of House make-over funded by our generous supporter's group, the Founder Friends.


As one of the few surviving and refurbished Theatres of architectural merit on the very edge of London, New Wimbledon Theatre has a glittering history of previous star performers such as Marlene Dietrich, Laurel and Hardy, Dirk Bogarde and Gracie Fields, as well as boasting world premieres of such famous productions as Lionel Bart's 'Oliver!' and 'Half a Sixpence' which starred Tommy Steele.



In 2008 it was chosen as the venue for HRH the Prince of Wales' 60th Birthday Gala 'We are Most Amused' which saw Robin Williams, John Cleese and Joan Rivers on our stage and joined by a host of home-grown and international comedic talent in aid of The Princes Trust.




Home of London Pantomime 


New Wimbledon Theatre is also hugely proud of its reputation as 'The Home of London Pantomime' and each year stages full-scale traditional productions which have included star performances from John Barrowman, Henry 'The Fonz' Winkler, Joanna Page, Gareth Gates, Ross Kemp, Dame Edna Everage and David Hasselhoff. 2009's production of 'Aladdin', which broke previous Box Office records, featured Brian Blessed and guest stars Ruby Wax, Anita Dobson, Paul O'Grady and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson in her much publicised pantomime debut.



The Christmas 2012 pantomime will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring Priscilla Presley (as the Wicked Queen), Warwick Davis and Jarred Christmas




Business opportunities at New Wimbledon Theatre 



Our bespoke Corporate Membership packages include: 
  • Personal priority booking service
  • Complimentary and discounted tickets
  • Client entertaining
  • Joint marketing and promotional opportunities
  • Branding and sponsorship opportunities
  • Advertise your name in front of 300,000 theatregoers every year!
For more information on Corporate and Sponsorship opportunities please contact: 
Carly Strachan, Deputy Marketing Manager, New Wimbledon Theatre & Studio
Tel: 020 8545 7915




New Wimbledon Theatre

South London's landmark theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7646 (bkg fee)


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