London's Theatre Bookshops

London’s top Theatre Bookshops

Book-buying may have migrated online but there are still a number of fine bookshops in London that feature large theatre and performance sections. Find five of our favourite choices in this special Theatre Bookshop list.


French’s Theatre Bookshop at the Royal Court

As you would expect from the Royal Court, their bookshop provides a wealth of contemporary and modern drama; and is now combined with Samuel French’s famous bookshop, since it closed in Fitzrovia (after 187 years!).

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS (Map)

Tel: 020 7565 5024



National Theatre Bookshop

Enormous range of theatre books including play scripts

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (Map)

Tel: 020 7452 3456



The Calder Bookshop & Theatre

John Calder’s bookshop close to the Old Vic Theatre

51 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF (Map)

Tel: 020 7620 2900




Extensive stage and screen section at Foyles’ flagship store

107 Charing Cross RoadLondonWC2H 0DT



Judd Books

A shout-out for this impressive, long-running discount and second-hand bookshop in Bloomsbury, which includes a sizeable theatre and plays section.

82 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AG


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