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Theatres in West End

Theatres in London's West End Welcome to the West End Theatre Guide. Below you will see all the theatres that are in the West End of London. We have all the listings for all the main shows, including - The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and many more.

Theatres

Adelphi Theatre - London

The Adelphi Theatre is a 1500-seat West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster. The Adelphi Theatre was founded in 1806 and has recently celebrated the its bicentenary as the first building opened its doors on 27th November 1806.

Aldwych Theatre - London

Since 2000, The Aldwych Theatre has hosted a mixture of plays, comedies and musical theatre productions. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Whistle Down the Wind played until 2001, and Fame enjoyed an extended run from 2002 to 2006.

Almeda - London

The Almeida Theatre is a 325 seat theatre in the heart of Islington, North London. The Almeida Theatre produces a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world's best artists, and has developed a reputation as a local theatre with a world profile. Almeida Projects links the theatre's work with our local community. Almeida Festival produces an annual festival of contemporary opera, music and theatre each summer.

Ambassadors Theatre - London

The Ambassadors Theatre was designed by W G R Sprague who designed many West End Theatres including the St Martin's situated next door and the Aldwych Theatre in Covent Garden. It was built by Kingerlee and Sons of Oxford.

Apollo Theatre - London

Access description: 8cm step into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left. 22 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 12 up to the Dress Circle, with 2 steps between rows in the auditorium. 35 steps up to the Upper Circle and 75 to the Balcony. Handrails on both sides of the staircases. Stairlift to stalls access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Stairlift or 12 steps down to the stalls. Theatre open 30min before the start of the performance.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium and staff are also a...

Arts Theatre - London

The Arts Theatre is a club theatre in Great Newport Street, in London's West End. It reopened in February 2009 following a refurbishment. The Arts Theatre seats 347 in a two-tier basement auditorium.

Barbican Theatre - London

The Barbican Theatre is part of the Barbican centre complex and hosts outstanding theatre and dance companies from across the globe. The main theatre has a capacity of 1156 and is divided over four levels.

limited mobility: 153 Front Stalls seats have the best leg room.

access description: The Box Office (where pre paid tickets can be collected 90 minutes prior to performance) can be found in the middle of the Level -1 Stalls Foyer which is one level dowbn from the ground floor. Lifts serve all main foyer areas. The entrance is at the rear of the auditorium, ttherefore there are more steps to negotiate the closer one sits to the stage. Doors open appr...

Bloomsbury Theatre - London

The Bloomsbury Theatre is spacious and welcoming theatre close to London's West End with 535 comfortable seats, each with plenty of room to stretch your legs and no pillars to block your view! With its relaxed atmosphere and stunning auditorium the theatre has gained a reputation in a number of fields over its lifetime, from small scale opera work to innovative stand-up comedy.

Cambridge Theatre - London

The Cambridge Theatre in London's West End is a modern theatre, facing Seven Dials, built using steel and concrete and is notable for its elegant and clean lines of design. The Cambridge Theatre was refurbished in 1950—the original gold and silver decor was painted over in red, and candelabras and chandeliers were added. In 1987, in order to restore the original decor, the Cambridge Theatre was once again refurbished, this time by Carl Toms.

Charing Cross Theatre - London

Ideally situated under Charing Cross Station, the New Players Theatre is brimming with history and is proud to be one of London’s last remaining music hall venues. Over 100 years of entertainment lives within these walls creating a beautifully theatrical atmosphere bursting with memories of London’s finest entertainers. The Theatre today remains a competitively priced, central London venue, giving audiences the chance to see, with ease, a range of entertainment.

Criterion Theatre - London

Access description: Main entrance up a 15cm step from the pavement, through swing doors. All staircases have handrails on both sides and steps are highlighted. From the foyer there are 25 steps down and then 6 up to the Upper Circle; 32 steps down to the Dress Circle (1 step between rows); 51 steps donw to the Stalls.

Sound Amplification: Loop system available in all parts of the auditorium.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium. Staff are available to dog sit for 2 dogs per performance in the theatre manager’s office.

Disabled Access: Wheelchair/scooter users should inform the Box Office in advance and come to the entrance in Jermyn Street, to the left of the stage door. There is a...

Dominion Theatre - London

The Dominion Theatre in London's West End is located on Tottenham Court Road close to St Giles' Circus and Centre Point Tower. The building was constructed in 1928 and became a cinema in 1930. It is no longer used for movie premieres. It mainly hosts live stage shows and concerts. It has a seating capacity of 2,182.

Duchess Theatre - London

The Duchess Theatre is a theatre in West End of London. The theatre opened on 25th November, 1929 and is one of the smallest 'proscenium arched' West End theatres. It has 479 seats on two levels.

Access description: One shallow step up from Catherine Street on a slight slope – lower to the right. facing main entrance. 10 steps up to the Dress Circle (3 steep steps between each row). 20 steps down to the Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides, and some steps are highlighted. Auditorium open 30 mins prior to performance.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser system with 6 headsets. Avoid the first 3 rows in the Stalls and the boxes as the signal is not very strong there.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditori...

Duke of York's Theatre - London

The Duke of York's Theatre is a West End Theatre in St Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster, London. It was built for Frank Wyatt and his wife, Violet Melnotte, who retained ownership of the theatre until her death in 1935. It opened on 10 September 1892 as the Trafalgar Square Theatre, with Wedding Eve. The theatre, designed by architect Walter Emden became known as the Trafalgar Theatre in 1894 and the following year became the Duke of York's to honour the future King George V.

Fortune Theatre

The Fortune Theatre is a 432-seat West End theatre located on Russell Street near Covent Garden. It's current production The Woman In Black has become a West End legend. This enigmatic and brilliant play is the Most Terrifying Live Theatre Experience in The World and thrills audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft. It first took up residence at The Fortune in 1989 and is now celebrating 25 years in the West End.

Garrick Theatre - London

The Garrick Theatre in London's West End was financed in 1889 by the playwright W. S. Gilbert, the author of over 75 plays, including the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. It was designed by Walter Emden, with C. J. Phipps brought in as a consultant to help with the planning on the difficult site, which included an underground river. The gold leaf auditorium was restored in 1986 by the stage designer Carl Toms, and in 1997 the front façade was renovated. The theatre has mostly been associated with comedies or comedy-dramas. Bars are available on all levels of the theatre and access spaces are located in the Dress Circle. .

Gielgud Theatre - London

Gieldgud Theatre in London's West End opened on December 27, 1906 as the Hicks Theatre in honour of actor, manager and playwright Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. Designed by W.G.R. Sprague in Louis XVI style, the theatre originally had 970 seats, but over the years boxes and other seats have been removed. The theatre is a pair with the Queen's Theatre, which opened in 1907 on the adjacent street corner.

Harold Pinter Theatre - London

The Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End opened on 15 October 1881 and was konwn then as The Royal Comedy Theatre The range of work at the Harold Pinter Theatre has been far reaching, from musical comedies to revival and experimental theatre. .

Access description: Level access from street to Dress circle via ramp at the entrance and level platform to seats.2 steps up to double doors opening into the foyer. All stairs are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. No steps from the foyer to the back of the Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 24 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 23 steps up from the foyer to the Royal Circle (with 2 steep steps between rows) and 50 steps up to the Balcony.                                                                  ...

Her Majesty's Theatre - London

Her Majestys Theatre is a theatre in London's West End. The name of the theatre changes from Her Majesty's to His Majesty's Theatre if there is a male monarch (most recently from 1901 to 1952). Her Majestys Theatre was also the setting for the popular ITV1 variety series Live from Her Majesty's, which ran on television from 1982 to 1985. Her Majestys Theatre is currently showing Phantom of The Opera.

London Palladium - London

The London Palladium is one of the most famous of London's West End theatres. Built by Frank Matcham, a famous theatrical architect who designed two famous London theatres: the London Palladium and the London Coliseum. If you top the bill at the Palladium, you're a star. The annual Royal Variety Performance, the most prestigious Variety event of all, is staged at the London Palladium. It is also one of London's largest theatres, boasting 2,286 seats.

Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre is a 2,000-seat West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand.

Lyric Theatre - London

The Lyric Theatre is a West End theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London Designed by architect C. J. Phipps, The Lyric Theatre was the second theatre to be constructed on this stretch of Shaftesbury Avenue and now the Lyric Theatre is the oldest on the street. The foyer and bars were refurbished in 1932-33, and the facade was restored in 1994. At present it seats 967 on four levels, although it originally was designed with a seating capacity of 1,306. The theatre still uses an electric pump to operate its iron curtain.

New London Theatre - London

The New London Theatre is a theatre located on the corners of Drury Lane and Parker Street in the Covent Garden area of London.Since December 2005 the New London Theatre has been owned 100% by the Really Useful Group Limited. Although the New London Theatre is a modern building, there has been a place of entertainment on the site since Elizabethan times.

Noel Coward Theatre - London

The Noel Coward Theatre is a West End Theatre on St. Martin's Lane in London. It opened on 12 March 1903 as the New Theatre, and was built by Sir Charles Wyndham behind Wyndham's Theatre which was completed in 1899. The building was designed by architect W.G.R. Sprague with an exterior in the Classical style and an interior in the Rococo style. The theatre seats 872 patrons on 4 levels. The building is now a Grade II Listed structure. .

Novello Theatre - London

The Novello Theatre in London's West End opened on 22 May 1905. It was designed by W.G.R. Sprague during what was a boom time for theatre architecture and Sprague designed no less than 33 new theatres during his 40 year career. The Novello Theatre, which was known as the Waldorf Theatre when it opened, was part of the major redevelopment then taking place in this area of London.

Access description: 5 steps into the foyer through swing double doors. Box office on the left. To get to Stalls there are 20 steps. 10 steps up to Dress Circle seating. Staircases are highlighted and have handrails.

Sound Amplification: Infrared system in the auditorium

Guide Dogs: <...

Palace Theatre London - London

The Palace Theatre, London, is an imposing red-brick building that dominates the west side of Cambridge Circus. The Palace Theatre current capacity is 1400.

Phoenix Theatre - London

The Phoenix Theatre opened in 1930 with the premiere of Noel Coward's Private Lives featuring Coward himself in the cast along with a young Laurence Olivier. Respecting the tradition of the Italian theatres, the auditorium at the Phoenix Theatre shines with golden engraves, red seats, red carpet and red curtains. The Phoenix Theatre is said to be one of the most beautiful theatres in London's West-End.

Piccadilly Theatre

The Piccadilly Theatre is a West End theatre located at 16 Denman Street, behind Piccadilly Circus and adjacent to the Regents Palace Hotel, in the City of London. The building sustained considerable damage when it was hit by a stray German bomb during World War II. After renovations in the early 1950s, it returned to its original name and became a venue for plays, revues, and musicals.

Playhouse Theatre - London

The Playhouse Theatre is a London West End theatre located on Northumberland Avenue, near Trafalgar Square. The Playhouse Theatre was built by F. H. Fowler and Hill with a seating capacity of 1,200. It was rebuilt in 1907 and still retains its original substage machinery. Its current seating capacity is 786.

Access description: Level access through double doors opening outwards from the pavement. Box Office on the left, then 3 shallow steps up to foyer. No further steps into Stalls seating. 28 steps up to Dress Circle and 82 steps up to Upper Circle. Staircases have highlights and hand rails. Hard flooring in foyer for wheelchairs. Theatre opens 30min before performance.

Sound Amplification: Indu...

Prince Edward Theatre

The Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End is located on Old Compton Street and was named after the then Prince of Walesand it opened on 3 April 1930. The Theatre has undergone some refurbishment to improve the bar areas and other facilities front of house and the dressing rooms. For the first time audiences are able to walk out on the balcony outside the dress circle bar just as if it were a real Italian palazzo.

Access description: Level access to the main foyer through double swing doors. Box Office to left and low counter kiosk straight ahead. Most staircases have handrails on both sides. 13 steps up to the Dress Circle from the foyer (3 steps between rows). 22 steps down to the Stalls, 41 to the front of the Grand Circle and 72 to th...

Prince of Wales Theatre - London

The Prince of Wales Theatre in Covenrty Street in London's West End is owned and managed by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres Limited who have undertaken the £7.5 million refurbishment programme to give the West End one of its most stylish, spacious and comfortable theatres.

Access description: Slight slope into the box office foyer through double doors opening outwards on corner of Coventry and Whitcomb Street. Low The Prince of Wales Theatre is situated on Coventry Street in London’s West End, on the edge of Leicester Square opposite Planet Hollywood restaurant. It is a Grade Two listed building, originally opened in 1937. If you are arriving by car, you can be dropped off in Coventry Street by the main doors. There is an NCP car park at back of t...

Queen's Theatre - London

The Queen's Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue in London's West End. The Queens Theatre opened on 8 October 1907 and was designed by W.G.R. Sprague as a twin to the neighbouring Gielgud Theatre. The venue has a modern shell but an Edwardian interior following a hit on the facade by a German bomb in September 1940. Since April 2004 the Queens Theatre has played host to Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les Misérables which transferred after 18 years at the nearby Palace Theatre.

Royal Court - London

The Royal Court Theatre is Britain's leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. The theatre's pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed - the New York Times described it as 'the most important theatre in Europe'. The Royal Court receives and considers an extraordinary quantity of new work and each year it presents an ambitious programme in its two venues at Sloane Square in London.

Royal Opera House - London

The Royal Opera House is located in Covent Garden in London's West End. The Royal Opera House is London and the United Kingdom's most famous and most wealthy opera company, which, and was originally named the Covent Garden Opera Company when it began in 1946. In October 1968, the Queen granted the company the right to be called "The Royal Opera. The Royal Opera House is the only British opera company which regularly features the world's most famous opera singers.

Savoy Theatre - London

The Savoy Theatre is located on Savoy Court in London's West End. It opened on 10 October 1881 and was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte on the site of the old Savoy Palace in as a showcase for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, which became known as the Savoy Operas as a result. Later, the Savoy Hotel was built next to it. The Savoy Theatre's auditorium was ravaged by fire in 1990 but was triumphantly recreated under the guidance of the theatre's late chairman, Sir Hugh Wontner, and the distinguished architect, Sir William Whitfield. The Savoy Theatre re-opened on 19th July, 1993 in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales with a Royal Gala performed by English National Ballet. Olivier Award-winning musical Dreamgirls plays to packed-out audiences at London’s Savoy Theatre.

Shaftesbury Theatre - London

The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Ave in London's West End. The Shaftesbury Theatre was designed by Bertie Crewe and it opened on December 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. The Shaftesbury Theatre has a current seating capacity of around 1,400.

Soho Theatre - London

The Soho Theatre Company is based in its own venue, The Soho Theatre, in Dean Street in the heart of London's West End. The company presents the best new work for the broadest range of audiences, with challenging and entertaining theatre, a late night programme of comedy and cabaret, and a vibrant talks programme. Soho Theatre discovers and nurtures new writers from a wide range of backgrounds through our Writers’ Centre and through Soho Connect, our thriving education department.

St Martin's Theatre - London

The St Martins Theatre is located in West Street (near Charing Cross Road) in London's West End and opened in 1916. It was designed by the architect W G R Spraque in 1913 as a companion to The New Ambassadors Theatre which is next door. The current show at The St Martin's Theatre is Mousetrap which transferred there in March 1974 .

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - London

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a theatre in the West End area of London, officially situated on Catherine Street, but backing onto Drury Lane just to the east of Covent Garden. The present Theatre Royal Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Wyatt, opened in October 1812 and is one of the West End's largest Theatres. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has a current seating capacity of 2,205. The current show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane is 42ND Street.

Theatre Royal Haymarket - London

The Theatre Royal Haymarket or Haymarket Theatre is a theatre on The Haymarket in London's West End which dates back to 1720. The original building was a little further north in the same street. It has been at its current location since 1821, when it was redesigned by John Nash. The Theatre Royal Haymarket has a current seating capacity of 888. The venue plays host to a variety of shows and plays etc..

Trafalgar Studios - London

Trafalgar Studios in London's West End is London’s most exciting new venue. It is a unique development with two intimate, flexible and dynamic performance spaces - Studio 1 and Studio 2. Based in the original Whitehall Theatre. Trafalgar Studios is a gateway for new productions to find their home in London. Studios 1 and 2 offer theatre that is uniquely fresh, stimulating and challenging.

Vaudeville Theatre - London

The Vaudeville Theatre is located on The Strand in London's West End. The Vaudeville Theatre is the third such building on the site, having been opened in 1870, substantially redesigned in 1891 and extensively improved in 1926. Vaudeville Theatre tradition of attention to customer comfort means that today, while retaining its Victorian elegance, Vaudeville Theatre is one of the few air-conditioned theatres in the West End. Since its opening, the Vaudeville Theatre has presented a wide range of shows, comedy, plays and music.

Wyndham's Theatre - London

Wyndhams Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road in London's West End and opened on 16 November 1899 in the presence of the Prince Of Wales. Wyndhams Theatre current seating capacity is around 759 on 3 levels.