The magnificent Shaftesbury Theatre
has a huge occupancy 1400 and categorized into three levels. The stunning
theatre is positioned on 210
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
WC2H 8DP. For the panoramic view of the stage, it would be advisable to opt for
the front of the rear section or towards the back of the front section. Theatre
has been divided into Grand Circle,
Shaftesbury Avenue is certainly one of
the busiest and theatrical roads of London.
The venue is also the abode of some other theatres such as Apollo and Lyric.
The venue is also popular amongst the theatre goers and tourists, as it has
some of the finest and affordable restaurants and bars. The area is located
close to Leicester Square.
You can also have a quality time while strolling at Covent
You can also enjoy some of the
mouthwatering cheap international cuisine as both Soho
and Chinatown are located at a walking
distance. The area is accessible via tubes, buses and taxis or cars. For the
disabled patrons and their carers, Shaftesbury Theatre also offers concessions.
Most of the theatre areas are covered with induction loop, whereas main
auditorium has infra-red system.
On the world famous Shaftesbury
Venue, Shaftesbury Theatre was last to be constructed. In the year 1911,
theatre made its debut as the New Prince’s Theatre and later on named as
Prince’s Theatre. During the early days, theatre has occupancy of 2392 and was
the largest in the capital. The current capacity of the theatre is 1400.
During the initial few decades,
the major highlight of Shaftesbury Theatre was D’Oyly Carte Opera Company who
was hugely successful featuring some of the blockbuster productions of Gilbert
and Sullivan’ successful comic operas. The record Label EMI bought the theatre
in the year 1962 and renamed it as Shaftesbury Theatre.
In the year 1974, theatre became
a Grade II listed property. Some of the popular shows at the Shaftesbury
Theatre are Westside Story and Rent. London
theatre went on hosting some of the remarkable musicals such as Hairspray and
Flashdance the Musical. Dazzling London
musical is a must watch for the theatre goers! So come and enjoy the musical at