About Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

The Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning Musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is now playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre.

Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees.

But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.

Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. 

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

We recommend patrons arrive at least 15mins in advance of the show start time. 

Security checks will be carried  out upon arrival at the theatre, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.

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Important Information

We recommend patrons arrive at least 15mins in advance of the show start time. 

Security checks will be carried  out upon arrival at the theatre, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.

Aldwych Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

49 Aldwych London WC2B 4DF
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Aldwych) RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243; (Strand) 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 176, 341
  • Parking: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 139, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N91, N155, N171, N551, N343; (Strand) 176, 341, N9, N15, N21, N44, N76
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right. When you reach the fork, veer left onto Aldwych.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross