The magnificent Gielgud Theatre
is regarded as one of the most complicated theatres due to its huge number of
pillars all over the auditorium. Located in the popular Shaftesbury Avenue, in the mid of the
theatreland of London,
the stunning theatre is positioned at an accessible location. The area has some
of the major theatres such as Apollo, Lyric and Queen’s Theatres. The area is
immensely popular amongst the tourists and boasts huge number of restaurants
and bars. The visitors can visit Covent Garden,
and Piccadilly Circus, as all of them are
located at a walking distance.
For those who are looking for
international cuisine can go for nearby Soho
and Chinatown. Gielgud Theatre is accessible
via tube, bus, taxis or cars. The opulent theatre is categorized into three
levels and they are Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. For the disabled theatre
goers as well as their carers, Gielgud Theatre is offering some discounts on
The Box Office of the Gielgud
Theatre is equipped with induction loop and infrared system is installed in the
main auditorium. Famous architect W G R Sprague conceived the Gielgud Theatre
as part of a pair with Queen’s Theatre. The latter is positioned on the corner
of Shaftesbury Avenue.
To honour the actor, manager and playwright Seymour Hicks, theatre was
originally named as Hicks Theatre.
In the year 1909, it was renamed
as Globe Theatre and in the year 1994, it was finally renamed as Gielgud
Theatre. In the year 1906, theatre was opened and was hugely influenced by
Hicks as the first two productions were musicals by Hicks. The initial
productions were The Beauty of Bath and My Darling.
Some of the notable productions of Gielgud Theatre are
Dodie Smith’s Call It A Day, There’s A Girl In My Soup, Daisy Pulls It Off, and
several plays by Alan Ayckbourn, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Equus, Avenue
Q and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg