Must See London Theatre Shows this Spring

As a luxury hotel in Chelsea, we are lucky enough to be situated close to some of London’s finest boutique theatres and playhouses, as well as being near to the internationally renowned theatre district – the West End.

The glitz and glamour of London’s West End is a must-see for all visitors to the city and its series of showstoppers all year round means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, then Kensington and Chelsea’s theatre offering provides something very special for 2017. You can enjoy magical performances as they unfold in much smaller, more intimate settings – creating a truly unforgettable experience.

The Draycott, our 5-star hotel in Chelsea, is surrounded by some wonderful, local venues, so here is a list of shows on offer at our favourite theatres and playhouses this spring…

Royal Court Theatre

Next door to Sloane Square tube station and a four-minute walk from our luxury hotel in Chelsea, you will find the Royal Court Theatre. A champion for new writers, the Royal Court Theatre stages plays which have formed cultural benchmarks throughout the ages. This gorgeous theatre grew famous as a result of its George Bernard Shaw season, one of our bedroom namesakes at the Draycott, and has remained popular with thespians and theatregoers ever since. Most spring shows are sold out now, but there are some tickets left for the following:

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Simon McBurney explores the rise and fall of legendary film producer, Robert Evans. After producing major pictures, including The Godfather and Chinatown, Evans ended up broke and spiralling out of control, a sad story that is depicted in this performance.

A Profoundly Affectionate, Passionate Devotion to Someone

debbie tucker green’s portrayal of three couples and the ‘what ifs’ of their relationship is a performance for those partial to a non-rom-com. A stark and poetic representation of love, this is a must-see this season.


Gary Owen’s Killology is about a controversial new gaming experience that inspires a generation where players are rewarded for torturing victims and score points for their more creative killings. This one is certainly not for the feint-hearted.

Finborough Theatre

A 15-minute car or taxi ride from our Kensington & Chelsea hotel – or a 30-minute walk on a gorgeous spring day – and you will reach The Finborough. A pocket-sized theatre above a traditional pub in Earl’s Court, this theatre provides a unique setting which allows for performers to stimulate their audience on a more intimate level when compared with a traditional, larger theatre setting. This spring, the Finborough will be running:

You’re Human Like the Rest of Them

An evening of three short plays by B. S. Johnson, including: You’re Human Like the Rest of Them; Down Red Lane and Not Counting the Savages. This is a unique opportunity to see the work of one of the most prominent voices of post-war Britain.

Incident at Vichy

See Arthur Miller’s portrayal of Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France come to life this spring. Haunting, cold and true, this is a representation of humanity at its worst… and very best.


T.W. Robertson’s masterpiece is still a classic 150 years on. When Esther, a beautiful ballet dancer from a poor family and George, a soldier and son of French nobility fall for each other, they are faced with trials that test their relationship to the extreme. The question is, will their love stand the test of time?

Once you have watched a stimulating performance in a local theatre, why not retire to our 5-star hotel in Chelsea for a night cap and rest this spring?

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