Criterion Theatre London

Venue Information

Criterion Theatre
Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

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What's on at the Criterion Theatre?

Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the Criterion Theatre?
The Unfriend is a current production at the Criterion Theatre. The latest booking period for The Unfriend at the Criterion Theatre started 15 January 2023 and runs until 16 April 2023. Tickets for The Unfriend start at £ and are available to book now
How do I get to the Criterion Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Criterion Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkTrafalgar and Q-Park Burlington-Street (more parking information).  For directions to the Criterion Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Criterion Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Criterion Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Criterion Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Criterion Theatre has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Criterion Theatre?
Criterion Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7839 8811
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Upper Circle
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Upper Circle x2
Sound amplification: Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: N/A
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 32 to Stalls, 54 to Dress Circle, 23 to Upper Circle
Level access: To Upper Circle via Jermyn St
How many seats are in the Criterion Theatre?
The Criterion Theatre has 600 seats.

Criterion Theatre Facts

What date did the Criterion Theatre open?

21 March 1874

Who designed the Criterion Theatre?

Thomas Verity

What was the first production at the Criterion Theatre?

An American Lady by Henry J. Byron and Topsyturveydom by W.S.Gilbert and Alfred Cellier

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Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Criterion Theatre include:

2:22 - A Ghost Story
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Death Drop
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Amelie The Musical
Mr Popper's Penguins
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined
The 39 Steps

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