Trafalgar Studios first opened in 1930 as the Whitehall Theater and is aptly situated along Whitehall and adjacent to the popular tourist area of Trafalgar Square. The theater, made up of two separate studio spaces, is situated in the vicinity of many other London theaters, with the huge London Coliseum just up the road. Due to the theaters location in a busy tourist area, there are many nearby transportation links that make getting to the theater fairly easy. Always check www.tfl.gov.uk for London travel updates before you make a journey.
The nearest National Rail station to Trafalgar Studios is London Charing Cross, which is literally round the corner from the theater. Charing Cross connects the centre of London to many places in Kent and also provides quick connections to London Bridge and London Waterloo. Please see the directions below.
Charing Cross (3 minutes): Exit the station and take the immediate left down the Strand. You will reach a roundabout (Trafalgar Square will be ahead of you); continue walking left round the roundabout and then turn down Whitehall. Trafalgar Studios will be on the right hand side of the road.
The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern Lines), Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern Lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines.) Please see the directions below.
From Charing Cross (2 minutes): Please see the directions above in the ‘Rail’ section.
From Embankment (7 minutes): exit the station via the left hand exit (towards the City and the Strand) and walk up Villers St. Turn left onto the strand and keep walking until you meet the roundabout (Trafalgar Square will be ahead of you); continue walking left round the roundabout and then turn down Whitehall. Trafalgar Studios will be on the right hand side of the road.
From Leicester Square (7 minutes): Trafalgar studios is essentially in one big long straight line away from Leicester Square station. Take the exit and head south down Charing Cross Road. You will pass the Garrick Theater after about a minute of walking. Continue down the road, pass the Portrait Gallery, pass Trafalgar Square (which will be on your right) and continue straight over the roundabout onto Whitehall. The theater will be on the right hand side of the road.
Buses to Whitehall: 3, 11, 24, 87, 88, 159
Buses to Cockspur St (Trafalgar Square): 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 88, 453
Trafalgar studios is within the London Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £10 per day. If you are driving to the theater after 6pm then you will not be charged.
Trafalgar Studio is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest participating car park is the 24hr Q Park in Trafalgar Square (SW1A 2TS). Parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatergoers can save 50% if they have their tickets validated at the theater.
There will be plenty of black cabs around after the show has finished as taxi drivers are aware of the potential business. However you can also get a cab from the designated taxi rank at Charing Cross National Rail Station which is only a short walk away from the theater.