Built in 1905 and originally known as the Strand Theatre, Novello Theatre was renamed in honor of Welsh entertainer Ivor Novello in 2005. Today, it remains a popular theater in London’s West End Theater District, best known as the home of fan favorite Mamma Mia!
Performances of Mamma Mia! are held daily except Sundays at Novello Theatre. Choose from seats in the Dress Circle, Grand Circle, Balcony, or Stalls. Booking tickets in advance is highly recommended.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Mamma Mia! runs for two hours and 25 minutes, including an intermission.
- Children under 3 are not permitted into the theater and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Drinks and snacks are available to purchase before the show and during intermission.
- The theater is wheelchair accessible—the allocated spaces must be booked in advance and access is via a separate entrance on Catherine Street.
How to Get There
Novello Theatre is located in London’s West End on the Strand. Right next door to the Waldorf Hilton Hotel and just two doors down from Aldwych Theatre, it’s easily reached on foot from Covent Garden. The closest tube stations are Temple (Circle and District lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line).
When to Get There
Performances of Mamma Mia! are held Monday to Saturday evenings, with additional matinee performances on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Debuting at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999, Mamma Mia!
now ranks among the longest-running shows in the West End, celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2019. It moved to Novello Theatre in September 2012. The musical, based on the songs of Abba, has since made its way to more than 50 countries in six continents, including a 14-year run on Broadway and the now-iconic 2008 movie adaptation starring Meryl Streep.