Do West End theatres have air conditioning?

Seeing a show in the middle of the summer can make for a hot afternoon if there is no air conditioning. Many of the theatres in the West End are in historic buildings where it would be difficult to install a modern air conditioning system due to the size and available amenities and hookups. However, several of these have successfully installed air cooling systems, which are effective enough to keep the temperature at a tolerable level throughout the performance. The West End theatres that have modern air conditioning systems include:

  • Criterion Theatre
  • Donmar Warehouse
  • National Theatre
  • Noel Coward Theatre
  • Novello Theatre
  • Old Vic Theatre
  • Playhouse Theatre
  • Prince of Wales
  • Savoy Theatre
  • Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Trafalgar Studios
  • Vaudeville Theatre
  • Victoria Palace Theatre