Dominion Theatre

Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ

Dominion Theatre Dominion Theatre

The Dominion Theatre was built in 1928 with a steel-framed construction and concave Portland stone façade. Although it was built as a live show theatre, it was adapted in the 1930s to allow for the showing of films due to faltering profits. In 1940, it had a seating capacity of 2,858, and its excellent location ensured ongoing success. The theatre closed temporarily due to the Blitz in 1940, reopening in January 1941.

The Dominion Theatre moved back into live theatre in 1957 with a run of The Judy Garland Show, although films continued to be shown, and it was also refurbished to include new projectors and a stereophonic sound system, reducing seating capacity to 1,654. It was only in 1981 that it reverted to live shows only.

The theatre currently has 2,182 seats in two tiers, and retains its original 1920s light fittings and Art Deco plasterwork. It has played host to a number of noteworthy productions, including Grease and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as hosting the Royal Variety Performance for a number of years during the 1990s. The Dominion Theatre is at Tottenham Court Road, London, W7P OAG, near to the Tottenham Court Road tube station.

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