His Majesty’s Theatre London

Venue Information

His Majesty's Theatre
Address: Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL, United Kingdom
Nearest underground or train station: Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross
Nearest buses: 6, 13, 15, 23, 139, 159, 453

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What's on at the His Majesty's Theatre?

Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the His Majesty's Theatre?
The Phantom of the Opera is a current production at the His Majesty's Theatre. The latest booking period for The Phantom of the Opera at the His Majesty's Theatre started 27 July 2021 and runs until 2 March 2024. Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera start at £27 and are available to book now
How do I get to the His Majesty's Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the His Majesty's Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross. If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 6, 13, 15, 23, 139, 159, 453.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkTrafalgar (more parking information).  For directions to the His Majesty's Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions
Is there a dress code at the His Majesty's Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the His Majesty's Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the His Majesty's Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the His Majesty's Theatre has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the His Majesty's Theatre?
His Majesty's Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7087 7966
Access email address: access@lwtheatres.co.uk
Accessible toilets situated: Stalls
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls x4
Sound amplification: Induction Loop & Williams Infrared
Access from street to foyer: Ramp
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 22 down/18 up to Stalls, 32 to Royal Circle, 62 to Grand Circle, 89 to Balcony
Level access: Stalls from Charles II St
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Ramp to foyer
How many seats are in the His Majesty's Theatre?
The His Majesty's Theatre has 1210 seats.
Who owns the His Majesty's Theatre?

The His Majesty's Theatre is owned or operated by LW Theatres

His Majesty's Theatre Facts

What date did the His Majesty's Theatre open?

28 April 1897

Who designed the His Majesty's Theatre?

C. J. Phipps

What was the first production at the His Majesty's Theatre?

Seats of the Mighty by Gilbert Parker

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There have been four theatres on the site of the current His Majesty’s Theatre in London.

The first theatre on the site of His Majesty’s Theatre opened on 9 April 1705 as the Queen’s Theatre. Renamed the King’s Theatre in 1714, the theatre burnt down on 17 June 1789.

The second theatre opened on 26 March 1791, once again called the King’s Theatre, and was renamed to His Majesty’s Theatre, Italian Opera House in 1837. In 1847 it was renamed to simply His Majesty’s Theatre, before burning down on 6 December 1867.

The third theatre on the site formerly opened as Her Majesty’s Theatre on 28 April 1877, and then was demolished in 1892.

The fourth and current theatre opened on 28 April 1897 as Her Majesty’s Theatre, for Queen Victoria, designed by C. J. Phipps. It opened with a production of Seats of the Mighty by Gilbert Parker.

It was then renamed His Majesty’s Theatre on the ascension of Edward VII, and then became Her Majesty’s Theatre again in 1952 on the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne.

On 6 May 2023, Her Majesty’s Theatre was renamed His Majesty’s Theatre, to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

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