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Rotterdam at the Arts Theatre

Rotterdam at Arts Theatre

Olivier Award winner Rotterdam plays a limited run at the Arts Theatre


RAMIN KARIMLOO stars in Murder Ballad

Stig of the Dump at the Arts Theatre

Stig of the Dump – a fast-paced interactive show full of exciting storytelling, fun songs, innovative movement and puppetry.


Kerry Ellis in Murder Ballad

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby Wax brings her one-woman show Sane New World to the West End.

Bad Jews transfers to the West End

Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon, transfers to the West End’s Arts Theatre following its sell-out hit season the St James Theatre Victoria.

Arts Theatre London

Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

Ghost Stories at the Arts Theatre

Not for the faint hearted , the truly terrifying theatrical experience of Ghost Stories is back in the West End.

Dickens Abridged at the Arts Theatre

The Reduced Shakespeare Company founder Adam Long brings his high-speed journey through Dickens to the Arts Theatre this Christmas.

The Golden Voice at the Arts Theatre

Darren Day stars in new British musical The Golden Voice at the Arts Theatre, written by West End musical director and vocal coach Nick Fogarty and directed by Guy Retallack.

American Justice at the Arts Theatre

American Justice is Richard Vergette’s drama about guilt and redemption in America’s prison system, starring Ryan Gage, David Schall and Peter Tate.

Seussical at the Arts Theatre

Join The Cat in the Hat on this magical musical world of Dr Seuss in Seussical The Musical.

Drag Divas at the Arts Theatre

Spin that disco ball and get yourself down to the Arts Theatre this August for some serious glamoour, as the Drag Divas hit town.

A Christmas Carol at Arts Theatre starring Simon Callow

Simon Callow presents Charles Dickens’s classic tale A Christmas Carol in a magical performance that is by turns hilarious, heart-breaking, visionary, a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and a promise of redemption.

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson tickets at Arts Theatre starring Trudie Styler

Max Stafford Clark directs this delightful, acclaimed production adapted from James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, starring Ian Redford as Samuel Johnson, Russell Barr as a host of characters from James Boswell to King George III and Trudie Styler as society hostess Mrs Thrale.

A British Subject tickets at the Arts Theatre starring Nichola McAuliffe

Following a hugely successful run in New York and the Edinburgh Festival, Nichola McAuliffe writes and stars in an extraordinary, true-life tale of international politics and the media about Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British Subject who spent 18 years on Death Row.

The Killing of Sister George tickets at the Arts Theatre starring Meera Syal

Meera Syal stars as actress June Buckridge, who plays a beloved nurse in a popular radio soap but in real-life is the gin-guzzling, cigar-chomping opposite of the sweet character she plays. This new production of Frank Marcus’s classic, controversial play is directed by Iqbal Khan and also stars Belinda Lang.

Park Avenue Cat tickets at the Arts Theatre in London

Slinky, sexy comedy from LA writer Frank Strausser starring Coronation Street’s Gray O’Brien, Josefina Gabrielle, Tessa Peake-Jones and Daniel Weyman. Directed by Glen Walford (Shirley Valentine).

Alternative casting for Bette & Joan at the Arts Theatre

On the back of news that a new play is heading to the West End about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and their time spent filming classic movie Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, Binkie thought it would be helpful to provide the producers with some alternative casting advice lest Anita Dobson or Greta Scacchi drop out!

Bette & Joan world premiere at Arts Theatre with Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi

The world premiere of a new play based on the long-running feud between Hollywood movie stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is to come to London this Spring. Bette & Joan by Anton Burge will star Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi as the famous movie icons, at the Arts Theatre from 5 May to 25 June 2011. The show will be directed by Bill Alexander, whose credits include the RSC, National Theatre and annual West End Christmas show The Snowman.

Woody Sez tickets at the Arts Theatre

The award-winning, foot-stomping, heartfelt theatrical journey through the life of America’s greatest folk icon, Woody Guthrie, featuring classic tunes such as This Land is Your Land and Bound for Glory.

Arts Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

Opening this week: Onassis, Flashdance

This week’s West End openings range from classic American drama to modern Greek tragedy, with Pittsburgh flashdancing and West End blues thrown in. Plus the 80th birthday of a Wicked West End theatre.

A Guide to Sexual Misery

Great late-night comedy as acclaimed funny man Wolfgang Weinberger takes you on an hysterically funny romp through the minefield of sexual relations. How often should I have sex? What do woman really want? And is it the size of the ship, or the motion of the ocean?

Hot new shows in June

June is proving to be a busy month for West End Theatre with a number of high-profile openings, including work from big name directors such as Sam Mendes, Richard Eyre and Matthew Warchus.


Small but perfectly formed, The Arts Theatre in the heart of London’s Theatreland reopened in January 2009 after a period of refurbishment and re-decoration.

Transfer News: Juliet Stevenson, Avenue Q, Prunella Scales and War Horse

It’s all change in the West End as a number of shows close to make way for transfers from other theatres. In an increasingly risk-averse climate for producers, a hit in a small venue or success in a limited run could mean money if it transfers into the West End

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