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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The Apollo Victoria Theatre in London has been the home to the hit musical Wicked since 2006. Commonly known as the Apollo Victoria, the spectacular venue can hold over 2,300 people and is ideally located right near Victoria Station.
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.
The Barbican Hall seats up to 1943 people and regularly welcomes internationally renowned musicians in both classical and contemporary music. It is part of the Barbican Centre complex
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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. .
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.
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 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.
The Coliseum Theatre in London's West End (also known as the London Coliseum) is on St. Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster. It is one of London's largest and best equipped theatres and opened in 1904. The theatre hosted both the 2004 and 2006 Royal Variety Performances, in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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: <...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
The Old Vic is a theatre in the Waterloo area of London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road. It was also the name of a repertory company that was based at the theatre, and provided the basis of the Royal National Theatre company.
The Young Vic Theatre is located on The Cut in Waterloo, London. The Theatre presents the widest variety of classics, new plays, forgotten works and music theatre. The Young Vic Theatre company tour and co-produce extensively within the UK and internationally. The shows are created by some of the world’s great theatre people alongside the most adventurous newcomers.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Victoria Palace Theatre is a theatre in Victoria Street, London, England. It is situated opposite Victoria Station and was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1911.
Access description: One 3cm step up through swing doors into the Box Office. Box Office counter on left. Staircases have handrails on both sides and steps are highlighted. 4 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 28 to back of Dress Circle (with 2 steps between rows). Access to the Grand Circle is not suitable for patrons with walking difficulties. Theatre generally open 45 mins before performance.
Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with headsets in the Stalls. Please book in advance – deposit required.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are permitted in the auditori...
Wembley Stadium has been the home of English football since 1923. The new Wembley Stadium opened in Spring 2007 and the new stadium offers up to 90,000 fans the opportunity to watch world-class events with unrivalled views of the action in state-of-the-art facilities. Wembley Stadium plays host to The FA’s flagship events and world class concerts and music events.
The Mermaid is located in Puddle Dock in Blackfriars in London. It is a vibrant events centre hosting a variety of conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, private parties and weddings.
Blackheath Halls is a theatrical arts centre located on Lee Road in the heart of Blackheath village in South East London. The Blackheath Halls Theatre has recently been acquired by Trinity College of Music. It features a monthly showcase of new and upcoming musical talent playing an integral role in the local community and has recently undergone a major refurbishment.
Set in a fantastic location in the heart of Chelsea Cadogan Hall has become one of London’s leading venues. The Hall’s 950 seats, excellent acoustic and luxurious surroundings makes it the first choice for some of the UK’s top orchestras, including the Hall’s resident orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, as well as a favourite London destination for international touring orchestras. Cadogan Hall is the chosen venue for the world-famous BBC Proms Chamber Music Series and also offers a vibrant selection of contemporary, jazz, folk and world music events as well as talks, debates and conferences.
The Round Chapel is a beautiful, historic building in the middle of Hackney. Staying true to its alternative roots, the Grade II* listed chapel continues to host an eclectic array of events catering for the whole community.
The Millfield Theatre opened in 1988 in the grounds of Millfield House on Silver Street in Edmonton, North London. The venue and seats up to 362 in a variety of stage layouts and hosts a variety pf productions including plays, music, shows and pantomime. In October 2009 the theatre re-opened following a £2.5 million revamp and now boasts a new bar & kitchen, performance space, toilet block and box office.
The Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue situated at the Grade II* listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London. Hosting live music events with artists from all over the world.
Central Hall Westminster is the lagest Conference and Events Centre in central London. The spectacular Great Hall is the jewel in the crown of Central Hall standing concerts up to 2,400 people.
As a concert venue, the Great Hall is perfectly suited to events from classical music to rock concerts. The adaptable stage can provide a maximum width of 60ft, and a choir of some 198 voices can occupy the seating around the magnificent 4731 pipe organ.
Bars: 2 licensed bars. Drinks brought to disabled customers in plastic cups. 22 steps down to Dress Circle bar from foyer – moveable chairs and tables. 44 steps to Stalls bar
Limited mobility: Seats J1–17 and J23–29, B1–4 and B20–23, C22, D7, D23, E8 and E24 all have good leg room.
Access description: Main entrance is on Portugal Street. 4 steps to foyer through double doors opening outwards. Box Office straight ahead. 22 steps down then 7 up to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 44 steps to Stalls. Steps have handrails and highlights
Sound Amplification: Infra-red system
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium and staff available to dog-sit if needed
St Marylebone Parish Church is a place of active and engaged Christian witness, set at the very heart of central London. With a history stretching back nearly 900 years, we seek to offer God worship that has long been renowned for musical and liturgical excellence and to serve the diverse community in which we are set.
The Parish Church will sit 488 people (comfortably) on the Ground Floor. Another 362 people can be accommodated on the First and Second Floor Galleries (no lift). Extra chairs will increase the seating capacity to 1000.
Welcome to Twickenham Stadium, the Home of England Rugby. Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.
It's hard to believe that this historic venue began life as a humble cabbage patch, but that's exactly what it was before the RFU purchased the land for just over £5,500 in 1907. The first game was played in 1909 - a battle between local sides Harlequins and Richmond - and here we are, over 100 years later, still going strong.
These days, Twickenham offers much more than just top flight sport and has become a destination for fans around the world to experience the excitement of a match day, sample the history of a stadium tour, visit the superb World Rugby Museum, take a trip to the Rugby Store, ho...