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51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA - Queens Theatre Tickets: 0870 950 0930

Queens Theatre in London West End

Queens Theatre, London West End

The Queen's Theatre is a West End theatre located in Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster. The Queens Theatre was opened on 8 October 1907 with a comedy called The Sugar Bowl by Madeleine Lucette Ryley. It was designed by W.G.R. Sprague as a twin to the neighbouring Gielgud Theatre and has a modern shell but an Edwardian interior following a hit on the facade by a German bomb in September 1940.

The Queen's Theatre has seen such talents as Edith Evans, George Bernard Shaw, Henry Daniell, Basil Rathbone, John Gielgud, Noel Coward, Kenneth Branagh, Marlene Dietrich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Hawthorne, Jane Lapotaire, Alec Guinness, Fiona Shaw and Maggie Smith. Recent notable shows at the Queen's include the Tony award winning musical Contact; Cyberjam, a production by the Emmy and Tony Award winning creators of Blast!; and The Taming of the Shrew.

Since April 2004 the Queens Theatre has played host to Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les MisÚrables which transferred after 18 years at the nearby Palace Theatre. The musical celebrated its 20th anniversary at the venue on 8 October 2005 and overtook Cats as the longest running musical of all time a year later on 8 October 2006