Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Theatre breaks

About the show

A classic Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of readers for over fifty years. And now, after two screen adaptations, this delightfully dark story of Charlie Bucket and his quest for a golden ticket to a factory filled with chocolate magic is now on stage in London.

And the best news? You can enjoy Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as part of one of our fantastic theatre break packages.

What to expect from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is one of the most technically dazzling shows in London's West End, truly capturing the very essence of Roald Dahl’s wonderful book.

The show might have taken five years to create but it’s certainly been worth the wait. You’ll be thrilled and amazed by the adventures of Charlie and Willy Wonka - look out for the unforgettable Oompa Loompas!

A family friendly show, our fantastic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theatre breaks combine this utterly magical show with a top-notch London hotel, giving you the ultimate trip to the capital of theatre. Can't wait for your tasty trip? Get a little flavour of the show before you go with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory official trailer.

Reviews of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

“a lavish bonanza of a musical” The Guardian

“This musical version is certainly blessed in its leading performers” The Independent

“the glorious new musical at Drury Lane has something crucial over the two fine film versions: a real sense of invention and improvisation”

“This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story delivers visual ravishment and a warm glow” Financial Times

Interesting facts about Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

  • Director Sam Mendes may now be best known for the 2012 Bond film “Skyfall”, but he was a major force on the stage before that, successfully bringing Cabaret and Oliver to the West End in 1994. We think this may be the reason the Dahl estate finally authorised a stage version of the show.


Both minimum age and recommended age are 7+

Tips for booking a cheap Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Break

With a focus on family bookings, it can be hard to secure discounts during school holidays, though there are plenty of excellent seats in the lower price bands. Especially for those who are happy sitting in the high-up balcony, clear views needn’t come at a premium. Outside of holidays, book Monday-Thursday for Gold discounts to keep your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theatre break as cheap as possible!


Monday - Saturday evenings @ 7.30pm | Wednesday & Saturday matinees @ 2.30pm

Running time - 2hrs 30mins

Booking until - 07/01/2017

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine StreetLondon

Nearest tube - Covent Garden

Seating information - The theatre is split into 4 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Royal Circle on the 1st floor, the Grand Circle above and the Balcony at the top.

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If you are booking a break more than six weeks in advance you can choose to pay just 50% of your package price at the time of purchase and settle the remaining balance a month before you travel.

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Add rail to your package and save up to 50% on 'pay on the day' prices. We offer great value, flexible travel options to make your trip hassle free!

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