Gielgud Theatre London

Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre
Address: 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38

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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 27 December 1906
Designer: W. G. R. Sprague
First production: The Beauty of Bath by Seymour Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton
Number of seats: 889

Theatre History

The Gielgud Theatre was originally called the Hicks Theatre, designed by W. G. R. Sprague. It opened on 27 December 1906 with a musical called The Beauty of Bath.

In 1909, the American impresario Charles Frohman became manager and renamed the venue the Globe Theatre – a name that it retained for 85 years.

In 1994 Cameron Mackintosh, who owns the venue through his Delfont Mackintosh Theatres company, renamed the theatre to the Gielgud Theatre in honour of actor Sir John Gielgud, and in anticipation of the 1997 opening Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on the South Bank.

Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows playing at the Gielgud Theatre:

Upstart Crow
Imperium II - Dictator
Imperium I - Conspirator
Girl From The North Country
The Ferryman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Blithe Spirit
Strangers on a Train
Private Lives
Chariots of Fire
Yes, Prime Minister
Lend Me A Tenor
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Yes, Prime Minister
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