Shaftesbury Theatre London

Venue Information

Shaftesbury Theatre
Address: 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DP
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176

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What's on at the Shaftesbury Theatre?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the Shaftesbury Theatre?
& Juliet is a current production at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The latest booking period for & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre started 2 November 2019 and runs until 25 March 2023. Tickets for & Juliet start at £25 and are available to book now
How do I get to the Shaftesbury Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Shaftesbury Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkChinatown and Q-Park Soho (more parking information).  For directions to the Shaftesbury Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Shaftesbury Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Shaftesbury Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Shaftesbury Theatre has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Shaftesbury Theatre?
Shaftesbury Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7379 5399
Access email address: Shaftesburyboxoffice@shaftesburytheatre.com
Accessible toilets situated: Royal Circle
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Royal Circle x4 (2x boxes, 2x transferable)
Sound amplification: Induction Loop
Access from street to foyer: Level access
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): Level access and/or ramp
Level access: Royal Circle
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Ramp
How many seats are in the Shaftesbury Theatre?
The Shaftesbury Theatre has 1305 seats.
Who owns the Shaftesbury Theatre?
The Shaftesbury Theatre is owned by DLT Entertainment

Shaftesbury Theatre Facts

What date did the Shaftesbury Theatre open?

26 December 1911

Who designed the Shaftesbury Theatre?

Bertie Crewe

What was the first production at the Shaftesbury Theatre?

The Three Musketeers

Other Shaftesbury Theatre facts

Opened as the New Princes Theatre; renamed the Princes Theatre in 1914; renamed to the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1963. An earlier theatre called the Shaftesbury Theatre was built further up Shaftesbury Avenue, designed by C. J. Phipps, opened 20 October 1888 and was bombed and destroyed on 17 April 1941.


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