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Breaking Into Musical Theatre - Career Pathways for Emerging Artists


The art form of musical theatre is fast changing. While West End musicals still dominate, there’s lots going on all around the UK to develop exciting new British...

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The art form of musical theatre is fast changing. While West End musicals still dominate, there’s lots going on all around the UK to develop exciting new British...

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Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

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Lyceum Theatre,
21 Wellington Street, ,WC2E 7RQ

Breaking Into Musical Theatre - Career Pathways for Emerging Artists

The art form of musical theatre is fast changing. While West End musicals still dominate, there’s lots going on all around the UK to develop exciting new British musicals as well as stage and tour revivals of well-known titles. While there are many training courses in musical theatre, particularly for performers, the journey to build a professional career as an artist in musical theatre can be challenging and elusive. Director/dramaturg Kate Golledge and actor/writer Tori Allen-Martin share insights from their career pathways to date, working on both new and established musicals, interviewed by James Hadley, Executive Director of Musical Theatre Network, an organisation dedicated to improving opportunities for new musical theatre in the UK. (Speakers subject to change)

Tori Allen-Martin is an actor, writer and singer-songwriter selected as one of the BBC'S New Talent Hotlist of 2017. She is currently working on her second EP for release early next year and most recently she filmed a lead role in new cop drama London Kills, which airs in early 2019. Theatre includes: H.R.Haitch (The Union), Muted (Interval Productions); herself in The Hardest One (Criterion, The Other Palace); Yarico (London Theatre Workshop); Mimi in Rent (Interval Productions); Hair: Help for Heroes (Piccadilly Theatre); After the Turn (My Protege with Interval Productions); Hair the Musical (European Tour and Arena Tour); Zip: A Street Dance Musical (Giant Olive); Boxed (Made in LDN); and Wretch (VAULT Festival). Television includes: Billie in London Kills (Acorn TV and PGMTV) Sandra in Unforgotten (ITV); Libby in Pure (Drama Republic); and Sarah in Cleaning Up (Sister Pictures).

Tori has appeared as a featured and backing vocalist for numerous artists including Eliza and the Bear and Lance Horne and was featured on Idris Elba’s Mi Mandela album. Her work as a writer for theatre includes The Hardest One (The Other Palace) and musicals Streets (The Cockpit, Hackney Empire and The Vaults) and Another Way (The Cockpit) and many others. In television, she is currently in development on an adaptation of The Hardest One with Drama Republic.

Kate is a theatre director and dramaturg. As director she specialises in new musicals and has directed regularly for the National Youth Music Theatre and Singapore Repertory Theatre, where she is also an associate artist. As dramaturg she recently joined Jamie Hendry Productions, overseeing the development of a roster of new work. Forthcoming theatre productions as director: The Legend Trippers for NYMT and a new cabaret series featuring leading ladies of the West End for Underbelly Productions.

Breaking Into Musical Theatre - Career Pathways for Emerging Artists

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Relaxed Performances:

Disney’s The Lion King will host a Relaxed Performance on Sunday 2 June 2019, 13.30

For more information, including resources can be found on a dedicated website created especially for this performance

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Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Concessionary tickets are available for Wheelchair users staying in a wheelchair or transferring into an allocated seat, or those with restricted mobility who need to sit in the stalls. One carer is also entitled to purchase a ticket at the same rate.

For details of pricing, availability and general information please call 0800 912 6972 or email [email protected].

There are six wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls seating area.  Please be aware, not all of these spaces can accommodate wheelchairs above a certain size – please provide measurements of chairs and scooters at time of booking to enable Box Office Staff to advise you.

The wheelchair accessible entrance is via a double EXIT door situated at the front of the theatre on Wellington Street, to the left of the five main doors. This is clearly marked and provides level access to the Accessible Toilets and the Stalls seating area. Upon arrival, please notify the Doorman who will open the doors for you. From the accessible entrance, a gentle slope leads past the Accessible Toilets to the Stalls seating area and the Stalls Bar, which is fully accessible.

The theatre’s main entrance is up three steps to the lower foyer. From here there are 7 steps down to the Stalls and 12 steps up to the Royal Circle landing. The Grand Circle is up 83 steps.

There are lift facilities available to all levels of the Lyceum Theatre, located via the entrance on Exeter Street. All levels, apart from the Stalls, are laid out over a number of steps. The lift to the Royal Circle brings you out into the auditorium at Row H. From here there are a total of 14 steps down to Row A and 12 steps up to Row P. The lift to the Grand Circle brings you out into the auditorium near Row B. From here there are 3 steps up then 3 steps down to Row A and 33 steps up to Row M. Please contact the Box Office to see detailed plans of each level of the theatre.

There are currently no low counters at the bars or confectionery kiosks, however, staff are available to take orders and will bring them to your seats if necessary. The Disney merchandise kiosks are all fully accessible.


We regularly schedule sign-interpreted performances of The Lion King in association with Theatre Sign. Throughout the performance, a qualified theatre sign interpreter stands on the left of the stage and uses sign language to relay music and words to deaf and hearing impaired patrons, all of whom are seated within easy viewing distance of both the stage and interpreter. For more information on sign interpretation, click here to go to the Theatre Sign website.

We regularly schedule captioned performances of ‘The Lion King’ in association with STAGETEXT. Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text that provides deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people with access to live performance. For more information on captioning, click here to go to the Stage Text website.


We regularly schedule audio described performances of The Lion King for those with visual impairments in association with Vocal Eyes. Audio description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production, delivered as a performance unfolds, through a discreet headset. One week before the performance, every visually impaired person who has pre-booked will receive a tape with detailed information on the production, such as sets and costumes. This tape also provides details on how to get to the theatre and orientation around it. For more information on audio description, click here to go to the Vocal Eyes website.

Guide Dogs are welcome in the auditorium or can alternatively be left in the care of theatre staff. If you intend to bring a guide dog, please state so at the time of booking.

The Lyceum Theatre has a limited number of large print and Braille programmes available. Please contact the Front of House Manager in advance on 020 7420 8100 to request.

A copy of The Lion King script is available in Braille and an appointment can be made to read it in the theatre by calling 020 7420 8100 in advance.

Two Accessible Toilets are situated just inside the Level Access entrance on the way to the Stalls. These toilets may be locked so if necessary, please contact a member of staff for assistance. All other levels of the theatre have toilets, which are accessed via stairs

Lyceum Theatre Information

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  • If you're driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme, saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. Nearest Q-Park car park is Trafalgar and the next nearest is Chinatown. Masterpark Spring Gardens is also 50% off for Trafalgar Studios patrons. Street parking is limited; public transport is advisable.
  • Enjoy one of the bars at the Lyceum Theatre.
  • For small functions, of up to 15 people a hospitality suite situated at the back of the Royal circle is available for hire. For larger functions a bar, situated at the front of the Royal circle, can also be hired. For further information, please contact stephaniehnatiw @ theambassadors.com
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street


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ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Lyceum Box Office Opening Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 8pm

Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Box office opening times subject to change without notice. 

Age Guidance

Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and up. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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