Waiting For Godot
Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they will be saved. If he doesn’t arrive they have to come back tomorrow and wait again.
So begins and ends Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. Arguably the greatest play of the 20th century. Didi and Gogo pass the time by playing games, arguing and questioning why they are waiting. Pozzo, a landowner arrives with his slave Lucky who he is bringing to the fair to sell. They pass the time. Pozzo and Lucky leave. A boy arrives and tells them Godot won’t come today but surely tomorrow. They wait.
This landmark definitive production of Samuel Beckett’s classic returns to the Arts Theatre, the home of the original 1955 production. To celebrate this iconic homecoming there are 1955 seats available at under £30 across the run.
This production from Ireland’s AC PRODUCTIONS has thrilled and entertained audiences since 2005.
FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
“Don't wait to see Waiting for Godot”
"A welcome homecoming"
THEATRE REV STAN
LONDON THEATRE 1
ALL THINGS STAGEY
"A fantastic addition to the West End"
"Brilliantly portrayed and quite beautiful "
“Authoritative and superbly acted"
“Enthralling and extremely moving"
"Spiritual, charming, revelatory and life affirming"
WELCOME TO THE ARTS THEATRE
Welcome to the ARTS THEATRE, winner of Best Theatrical Venue in the 2016 Broadway World Awards. The Arts is an independent commercial theatre situated in the heart of London’s West End, providing a dynamic programme of entertainment of all genres.
Our main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. We also operate Above the Arts, a private members bar and performance space on the first floor.
The Arts is also home to Rooms at the Arts, two bright and airy studios available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, as well as Covent Garden Cocktail Club. We look forward to welcoming you to the West End’s most vibrant theatre complex.
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After selling out his London debut at Zedel, American composer, Joey Contreras, has added a last minute pop up concert at the Arts Theatre cabaret featuring YouTube sensation & Broadway performer, Natalie Weiss. Other guests to be announced.
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Big Stagey Friday
It’s BIG, It’s STAGEY, It’s FRIDAY!!! Join us for an evening of musical theatre, comedy, games, dancing, fun and stagey chat to launch the Above The Arts Cabaret Club! Hosts Emma Ralston & Anthony Williamson will be joined by a fabulous We...
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