Venue InformationCharing Cross Theatre
Address: The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
Frequently Asked Questions
Access phone number: 0207 925 8040 to
The theatre has unimpeded access from the Strand or Embankment into the foyer of the venue. From here there is level access to Balcony One for the Theatre, box office, disabled toilet facilities, the bars and restaurant. The main stalls level is 16 steps down from the main entrance, with handrails on either side. The toilets for the main stalls are a further 8 steps down from the doors to the Theatre. Seating within the theatre is gently raked from row C onwards. Row K on the central aisle is on the same level as the doors to the theatre and has the most leg room of all rows.
Wheelchair users: Balcony One has removable seating for up to 4 wheelchairs
Charing Cross Theatre Facts
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Founded under Charing Cross Station, Charing Cross Theatre has proven itself as a good launching pad for big West End transfers.
The Players’ Theatre moved into the venue on 14 February 1946. Previously the Players’ Theatre had been based at 43 King Street, Covent Garden, opening on 18 October 1936, performing musical comedies and Victorian-style music hall. During the war they moved in October 1940 to a basement at 13 Albemarle Street, Piccadilly. Other locations have included the Arts Theatre, and the home of Francis Iles in St John’s Wood.
Following the closure of the Players’ Theatre in 2002, the Players’ Theatre Club continues to perform music hall shows throughout the year in other venues.
The venue was refurbished in 2005 and reopened under new management in 2006 as The New Players Theatre. In 2011, new management led by Broadway producer Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney took over managing the venue, and the name changed to the Charing Cross Theatre.
Theatre Previous Shows
Past shows that have played at the Charing Cross Theatre include:The Throne
Zorro The Musical
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Queen Of The Mist
Daisy Pulls It Off
It Happened In Key West
Harold and Maude
The Woman in White
YANK! A World War II Love Story
Christina Bianco's O Come, All Ye Divas!
Death Takes a Holiday
In The Bar of A Tokyo Hotel
Pajama Men - In The Middle of No One
Fascinating Aida - Cheap Flights
Naked Boys Singing