After the first World War, Fortune Theatre was the first theatre to be constructed in London Westend. As compare to other theatres of the Westend, size of this theatre is quite moderate. It is located at Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HH. The occupancy of the theatre is just 440 and quite little space inside. There is no grand foyer or a spacious bar area inside the theatre.
The magnificent London theatre is positioned in the heart of London’s Theatreland which is located near Covent Garden. There are various other theatres in the close proximity along with various other major attractions such as Royal Opera House and London Transport Museum. The theatre is accessible via various modes of transportation such as tube, bus and taxi.
The magnificent Fortune Theatre is categorized into three levels. They are the Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. For Wheelchair users, Dress Circle is apt as it has least steps whereas they can’t opt for stalls or upper circle. Within the main auditorium, there is an induction loop and infra red system.
In London Westend, Fortune Theatre is regarded as one of the smallest with just occupancy of 432. In the year 1924, Fortune Thriller Theatre marked its opening. After the huge destruction caused by First World War, Fortune theatre was the first one to be constructed in Westend. The debut show of the theatre was Sinners.
The Grade II listed building is the oldest public building in London left and is comoletely made out of concrete. During the Second World War, Fortune Theatre used to ran performances by ENSA. It was an organization where entertainers from the Armed Forces were used.
Fortune Theatre has been the home of several popular shows such as Flanders and Swan, Beyond the Fringe, The Murder in the Vicarage and longest running production of Fortune is the Susan Hill’s all time classic blockbuster The Woman in Black. In the year 1989 the dark thriller marked its opening and still going strong.