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Is there a theatre on board?

Yes, there’s a Royal Court Theatre on board each of our ships.


Queen Victoria – The theatre is located forward on decks 1, 2 and 3 with a capacity of 865. 

Queen Elizabeth – The theatre is located forward on decks 1, 2 and 3 with a capacity of 861. 

Queen Mary 2 – The theatre is located forward on decks 2 and 3 with a capacity of 1094 seats. 


Please note that children under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by a parent/carer in the Theatre during show times.  Unescorted children will not be permitted to enter the Theatre.


For information about accessibility / wheelchair spaces, please click here.


Private Boxes - Production Show Evenings

Passengers on Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth can experience private boxes.

Celebrate special evenings in the Royal Court Theatre with our Theatre Box programme. You will be offered finger desserts and champagne cocktails in a private lounge area. At performance time, you will be guided to your private box, where bar staff will serve you chocolates and Verve Clicquot champagne. You can make a reservation via the Purser's Office.
Please note reservations close at 3pm on the day of the performance. A charge of US$55 + 15% Service Charge per couple applies, which will be added to your on board account. 

Private Boxes Further Information

If the theatre is showing a comedian, film or other such entertainment the boxes are complimentary and available on a ‘first come first served' basis.

It is not possible to reserve a box or any seat in the theatre prior to embarkation.

Please note that Queen Mary 2 does not have any Royal Boxes.

There are steps that lead down into each box, however there are 2 boxes which are wheelchair accessible, a guest may join you however please note that space is restricted to one wheelchair and this may lead to guests feeling a little cramped.



During a typical 14 night cruise you will have the opportunity to see up to 6 Cabaret performers and up to 5 Production Shows. All shows are played twice on the same evening, usually at 8.30pm and 10.30pm, once for the first dinner sitting and once for the second dinner sitting.

Full details of the acts, shows and performances will be made available to you once on board.

If you are travelling on a back to back voyage i.e: Southampton - New York and then New York - Southampton, the productions and guest speakers are alternated so you should have the option to see different productions on each voyage.

There is no set opening time for the theatre, it will open for individual events which can vary day to day. Please see the daily programme, your on board news paper for entertainment events and times. 

Please also see: What activities are available on board? for more details on the type of activities you will find on board. 


*Prices subject to change and inclusive of service charge


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