Shaftesbury Theatre - Current Show: Motown the Musical

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210 Shaftesbury Av, London, WC2H 8DP - Shaftesbury Theatre Tickets: 0207 379 5399

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Shaftesbury Theatre in London West End

Shaftesbury Theatre, London West End

The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Ave in London, England. The Shaftesbury Theatre was designed by Bertie Crewe, it opened on Dekohcember 26, 1911, as the Princes Theatre. In 1963, EMI bought the theatre and changed its name to the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Part of the Shaftesbury Theatre ceiling fell in on July 20, 1973, closing the production of the musical Hair. The Shaftesbury Theatre almost fell victim to redevelopment, but a campaign by Equity succeded in having the theatre placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special architectural or Historic Interest. The Shaftesbury Theatre reopened with West Side Story a year later.

Shaftesbury Theatre current capacity is around 1,400. The current show is Motown the Musical.