Theatres in London

Here is our guide to the best theatres in London – from the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe, to the best theatres in the West End.

Popular theatres in London

> Dominion Theatre
The Dominion Theatre is currently showing the Queen rock opera, ‘We Will Rock You’, by Ben Elton.
> Globe Theatre
London’s Globe Theatre is a perfect reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan playhouse.
> London Coliseum
The London Coliseum is home to both the English National Opera and the Royal Festival Ballet.
> London Palladium
The Palladium, famous for ‘Last Night at the London Palladium’, is in Argyll Street, near Oxford Circus.
> National Theatre
The National Theatre is part of the Southbank Centre, with the Royal Festival Hall and Film Theatre.
> Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre is home to ‘Les Miserables’, and can be found down Shaftesbury Avenue.
> Queen’s Theatre
The Queen’s Theatre can be found down Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London’s West End.
> Savoy Theatre
The Savoy Theatre is found halfway up the Strand, close to London’s Covent Garden.
> Shaftesbury Theatre
Shaftesbury Theatre stands on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of the West End.
> Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal dates from 1812. A couple of ghosts are said to drift around from past productions.

Other theatres in London

Upcoming events in London


From:
Where:Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Bankside
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be performing 'The Captive Queen' -- a re-imagining John Dryden's 'Aureng-zebe'.


From:
Where:Phoenix Theatre, London
Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Evita' is returning to the West End for a 12-week run at the Phoenix Theatre.


From:
Where:London Palladium, London
Join Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaz and Janette at the London Palladium, as they remember the career of Fred Astaire.


From:
Where:Hackney Empire, Hackney
Enjoy a traditional Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire, and see if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming.


From:
Where:Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria
Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's original founding fathers.


From:
Where:Adelphi Theatre, London
'Kinky Boots' tells the story of a Lola, who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs.


From:
Where:Apollo Victoria Theatre, Victoria
If you like "The Wizard of Oz" then you will love "Wicked" -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches.


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Where:Globe Theatre, Bankside
The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'King Lear' -- one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.

 
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