Queens Theatre

Queen's Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA

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The Queen's Theatre was designed by the prolific theatre designer, W R G Sprague, and opened in 1907. It is the twin of the Gielgud Theatre, also designed by Sprague, and was a little larger, with just over 1,000 seats. It displays a typical mixture of architectural influences and styles of the era, predominated by the ‘Edwardian Renaissance’ style, as it was termed then.

The Queen's Theatre has presented many successful and famous plays over the years, including Potash and Perlmutter, The Cinderella Man, The House of Peril, Mr Todd's Experiment and The Apple Cart. The theatre took a direct hit during the war, in 1940, and went dark for almost 20 years. This West End theatre was rebuilt in 1959 by Westwood Sons & Partners, and reopened with Shakespeare’s Ages of Man. Other notable productions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Richard II and The School for Scandal starring Alec Guinness and Michael Redgrave.

The Queen's Theatre has a seating capacity of 979 on three levels, and is at 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA. The closest tube station is Piccadilly Circus, and the theatre is on the 14, 19 and 38 bus routes.

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