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London Theatres

London has a world class reputation for good theatre and more than forty shows are on stage in London at any one time.

I have listed here all London's theatres (in alphabetical order) along with their address and nearest underground stations.

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Adelphi Theatre

The Adelphi Theatre is situated in the West End of London and has 1,560 seats on 3 levels. The Adelphi Theatre was founded in 1806 as the Sans Pareil ("Without Compare"). The Adelphi Theatre has had its present name since 1819.

Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0NS.

Nearest Undergound: Charing Cross / Embankment.


Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych Theatre is in Central London at the east end of The Strand. The theatre has 1,129 seats on 3 levels. "The Aldwych Farces", a famous and much applauded series of farces were played here in the late twenties and early thirties (decades) of the twentieth century.

Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF.

Nearest Undergound: Charing Cross / Embankment.


Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre is in Shaftesbury Avenue, Central London between Picadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The Apollo Theatre has 796 seats on 4 levels. The Apollo Theatre was designed by Lewin Sharp and opened on the 21st of February 1901 with a play called "The Belle of Bohemia".

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 7DH.

Nearest Undergound: Piccadilly Circus.


Apollo Victoria Theatre

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is on Wilton Road near Victoria station in London. The Apollo Victoria Theatre has 2,208 seats on 2 levels. The theatre was originally designed in art-deco style as a "super-cinema" by E. Warmsley Lewis in 1930 and is one of the biggest theatres in London. Starlight Express enjoyed a significant run at The Apollo Victoria Theatre (March 27, 1984 – January 12, 2002).

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LL.

Nearest Undergound: Victoria.


Arts Theatre

The Arts Theatre, 6/7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB.


Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre is in Silk Street, East London and has 1,168 seats on 4 levels. The Barbican Centre was designed in the 1960's and was constructed in the 1970's. The Barbican Centre was opened on 3rd of March 1982 by HM The Queen. The Barbican Theatre has several different venues within it and multiple shows are being performed at any one time.

The Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.

Nearest Undergound: Barbican.


Bloomsbury Theatre

The Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London.


Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge Theatre is in Earlham Street, in Covent Garden, near The Strand in London and has 1,231 seats on 3 levels. The Cambridge Theatre was built for Bertie Meyer and opened on the September 4th, 1930. The Cambridge Theatre was refurbished in 1950.

The Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London, WC2 9HU.

Nearest Undergound: Covent Garden.


Cochrane Theatre

The Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AP.


Comedy Theatre

The Comedy Theatre is in Panton Street near Picadilly Circus. The theatre has 796 seats on 4 levels. The Royal Comedy Theatre first opened on October 15, 1881. The Royal Comedy Theatre was designed by Thomas Verity and built very quickly for the times, in just six months. By 1884 The Royal Comedy Theatre had changed its name and was known as the Comedy Theatre. Historically, The Comedy Theatre is famous for its role in challenging stage censorship in the 1950's by staging banned plays under club conditions which would allow the plays to be seen, albeit by a "private" audience. The Comedy Theatre is part of Ambassadors Theatre Group.

The Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN.

Nearest Undergound: Piccadilly Circus.


Criterion Theatre

585 seats on 3 levels

The Criterion Theatre, Picadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB.

Nearest Undergound: Piccadilly Circus.


Dominion Theatre

2,007 seats on 2 levels

The Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London.


Donmar Warehouse

The Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LD.


Drill Hall

The Drill Hall Theatre, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX.


Drury Lane Theatre

2,237 seats on 4 levels


Duchess Theatre

479 seats on 2 levels

The Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2.


Duke of York's Theatre

640 seats on 3 levels

The Duke of York Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, London.


Fortune Theatre

435 seats on 3 levels

The Fortune Theatre, Russel Street, Covent Garden, London.


Garrick Theatre

656 seats on 3 levels

The Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2.


Gielgud Theatre

889 seats on 3 levels

The Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 8AR.


Haymarket Theatre

905 seats on 3 levels


Her Majesty's Theatre

1,210 seats on 4 levels

Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL.


London Coliseum

2,358 seats on 4 levels

The London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES.


London Palladium

2,298 seats on 3 levels

The London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF.


Lyceum Theatre

2107 seats on 3 levels

The Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London.


Lyric Theatre

967 seats on 4 levels

The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1


New Ambassadors

444 seats on 2 levels


New London Astoria

The New London Astoria Theatre, 157 Charing Cross Road, London.


New London Theatre

1,106 seats on 2 levels

The New London Theatre, 126 Drury Lane, London


Noel Coward Theatre

872 on 4 levels

The Noel Coward Theatre, St. Martins Lane, London, WC2.


Novello Theatre

1,067 seats on 4 levels


Old Vic Theatre

1,067 seats on 3 levels

The Old Vic Theatre, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB.


Palace Theatre

1,394 seats on 4 levels

The Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London.


Peacock Theatre

The Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London.


Phoenix Theatre

1,012 seats on 3 levels

The Phoenix Theate, 110 Charing Cross Road, London.


Piccadilly Theatre

1,232 seats on 3 levels


Players Theatre

The Players Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London.


Playhouse Theatre

782 seats on 3 levels

The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London.


Prince Edward Theatre

1,645 seats on 3 levels

The Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, London, W1.


Prince of Wales Theatre

1,160 seats on 2 levels

The Prince of Wales Theatre, 31 Coventry Street, London, W1.


Queen's Theatre

979 seats on 3 levels

The Queens Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London.


Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London.


Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House, Floral Street, Covent Garden, London.


St Martin's Theatre

550 seats on 3 levels

The St. Martins Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ.


Savoy Theatre

1,158 seats on 3 levels

The Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, The Strand, London, WC2R OET.


Shaftesbury Theatre

1,389 seats on 3 levels

The Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP.


Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD.


Theatre Royal (Drury Lane)

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London.


Theatre Royal (Haymarket)

The Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT.


Trafalgar Studios

380 seats in Studio 1 and 100 seats in Studio 2


Tricycle Theatre

The Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London.


Vaudeville Theatre

690 seats on 3 levels

The Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand, London.


Victoria Palace Theatre

1,517 seats on 3 levels


Whitehall Theatre

The Whitehall Theatre, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY.


Wyndham's Theatre

759 seats on 3 levels

The Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London.


Young Vic Theatre

The Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ.


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