Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Donmar Warehouse Finds 'Passion' - The Venue

The Donmar Warehouse, founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit theatre located in the heart of Covent Garden and seats 250 on two levels. The theatre is named after the banana 'warehouse' it used to be during the 19th century and the father of the theatre’s founder, Donald (Don), and a friend, Margot (Mar).

Under strong artistic leadership the venue is one of the most exciting in the city and every so often attracts big names to perform live on stage in their latest production. Among them are the likes of Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Jude Law. The theatre produces a mix of new plays, revivals and musicals. Best of all the seats are among the cheapest in the West End. On Monday evenings and Wednesday matinees, top tickets can be scaled at £20 (US$28) regardless of any 'star' performer.

The theatre is accessed via a narrow entryway and a much narrower stairway to an upstairs performing space. Seating is on three sides giving the warehouse space a sense of theatre in the round. More info about the theatre company and a list of upcoming productions at


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