Venue InformationDominion Theatre
Address: 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7AQ
Nearest Tube or Train: Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 7, 8, 10, 14, 14A, 19, 22, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 73, 176
Theatre Quick FactsDate opened: 3 October 1929
Designer: William and T. R Millburn
First production: Follow Through by Laurence Schwab
Number of seats: 2,069
Other facts: The Dominion Theatre originally opened as the Court Cinema,
The Dominion Theatre was designed by architect brothers William and T.R Millburn, and opened on 3 October 1929.
The Dominion was originally built as a huge cinema – similar to the Apollo Victoria theatre. It originally had three tiers, although the top tier was eventually removed, making the capacity now just over 2000 seats.
As well as cinema, the venue also hosted opera, variety acts and dance. In the 1950s and 1960s it ran some long runs of film musicals including The Sound of Music and South Pacific, and staged some lavish concerts including Judy Garland, Maurice Chevalier and Shirley MacLaine.
Theatre Previous Shows
Past shows playing at the Dominion Theatre:The Prince of Egypt: Until 4 September
A Christmas Carol - Staged Concert
Big - The Musical
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical
An American in Paris
The War of the Worlds
Elf The Musical
We Will Rock You