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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, Leicester Square 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 tickets.


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

Venue Info

Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR

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