Venue InformationHis 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
His Majesty's Theatre Directions
What's on at the His Majesty's Theatre?
Frequently Asked Questions
Access phone number: 020 7087 7966
Access email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
His Majesty's Theatre News
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.