Theatres in London
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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. No video cameras or recording devices allowed.
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.
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.
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. ...
London Coliseum - London
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
The Old Vic - London
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 - London
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.
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.
Victoria Palace Theatre - London
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.
Wembley Stadium - London
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 O2 - London
The O2 arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, United Kingdom. It is the first American style arena in London and with a capacity of up to 20,000 depending on the event, it is one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe. The Arena hosts a wide range of live music concerts and major events. It also includes a bowling alley, clubs, cinema, exhibition spaces, bars and restaurants.
Islington Assembly Hall - Islington
Islington Assembly Hall is a Grade II listed live music venue and events space on Upper Street, Islington, London. The venue re opened in March 2010 following restoration and hosts live Music events.
The Mermaid Theatre - London
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 - London
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.
The Pleasance Theatre Islington - Islington
The Pleasance Theatre Islington has been one of the most exciting Fringe theatres in London since it opened its doors in 1995. The venue has two performance spaces - The Mainhouse with a capacity of 230 and the more intimate Stagespace with a capacity of 54 - and hosts a varied programme of performing arts and comedy.
Millfield Theatre - London
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.
Peacock Theatre - London
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