Phoenix Theatre London

Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre
Address: Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP, United Kingdom
Nearest underground or train station: Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
Nearest buses: 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Phoenix Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Phoenix Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkChinatown and Q-Park Soho (more parking information).  For directions to the Phoenix Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions
Is there a dress code at the Phoenix Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Phoenix Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Phoenix Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Phoenix Theatre has an Air Cooling system.
What is the Accessibility at the Phoenix Theatre?
Phoenix Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 0800 912 6971
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Circle
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Circle x1
Sound amplification: Induction Loop & Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: Stairs
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 13 to Stalls, 21 to Dress Circle, 51 to Upper Circle
Level access: Via Flitcroft St
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: N/A
How many seats are in the Phoenix Theatre?
The Phoenix Theatre has 1012 seats.
Who owns the Phoenix Theatre?

The Phoenix Theatre is owned or operated by ATG

Phoenix Theatre Facts

What date did the Phoenix Theatre open?

24 September 1930

Who designed the Phoenix Theatre?

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Bertie Crew, and Cecil Masey

What was the first production at the Phoenix Theatre?

Private Lives, written by and starring Noel Coward

Other Phoenix Theatre facts

Built on the site of the Alcazar Music Hall

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Theatre History

The Phoenix Theatre opened in 1930 and was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and Bertie Crewe.

The theatre had a very auspicious start, given that it opened with the premiere of Noël Coward’s Private Lives starring Noel, Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier.

A long list of famous stars have played at the Phoenix since Noel Coward, including including John Gielgud, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Stephen Fry and Kenneth Branagh.

In its later years the theatre has become synonymous with musicals, including a hugely long and successful run ofWilly Russell’s Blood Brothers from 1991 to 2012.

Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Phoenix Theatre include:

A Streetcar Named Desire
Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical
Dick Whittington
The Exorcist
The Last Tango
Guys and Dolls
Bend It Like Beckham The Musical
The Girls
Dinosaur Zoo
Midnight Tango

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