Charing Cross Theatre London

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre
Address: The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NL
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176

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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 1946
Number of seats: 265

Theatre History

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 playing at the Charing Cross Theatre:

Soho Cinders
Queen Of The Mist
Amour
Violet
Mythic
Daisy Pulls It Off
It Happened In Key West
Harold and Maude
The Knowledge
The Woman in White
YANK! A World War II Love Story
Christina Bianco's O Come, All Ye Divas!
Death Takes a Holiday
Ragtime
Radio Times
Titanic
In The Bar of A Tokyo Hotel
The Tinderbox
Dusty
Pajama Men - In The Middle of No One
Fascinating Aida - Cheap Flights
Thrill Me
Naked Boys Singing
The Exonerated
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