Chess on the Terrace

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar & Terrace is bringing a piece of Washington Square to Covent Garden this summer, marking the return of Chess The Musical to London’s West End

Chess on the terrace coincides with the final weeks of Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s critically acclaimed musical, ‘Chess’, showing for the first time since 1986, just a stone’s throw from J Sheekey Atlantic Bar at The Coliseum. Running until Saturday, 2 June, the epic musical love story features a star-studded cast led by Burke, Ball, Janson and Howar. And with the World Chess Championship coming to London in November, 2018 is a big year for chess in the UK.

From now until Saturday, 30 June, guests can enjoy a game of chess on the terrace from 3pm until 6pm daily, whilst dining al fresco. The Atlantic Bar Terrace offers an ideal setting for guests to play chess and enjoy pre-theatre dinner, signature cocktails, rosé from a dedicated rosé wine list and dishes from the summer menu.

To reserve a table, please book online on call 020 7420 9865


For those looking to brush up on their skills ahead of the show, the Atlantic Bar is offering bookable masterclasses with a selection of Grand Masters; some of the game’s brightest minds. The bookable chess masterclasses will take place at 3pm and 5pm on Monday, 4 June, (suitable for chess novices) and Monday, 11 June (suitable for intermediate chess players). Places for the classes are complimentary when ordering food and drink on the terrace.

To reserve a place, please call the reservations team on 020 7420 9865