Gielgud Theatre

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR


Gielgud Theatre Gielgud Theatre

Sited on Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London’s West End, Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue is over a century old, having originally been built in 1906. Designed by famed architect W.G.R. Sprague in the lavish Louis XVI style, the theatre has worn several titles, including Hicks Theatre and Globe Theatre, but has always retained its luxurious elegance. The first production to grace the stage of this West End theatre in 1907 was a musical called The Beauty of Bath, starring Cosmo Hamilton and theatre manager and actor Seymour Hicks, for whom the theatre was built.

Gielgud Theatre is paired with Queen’s Theatre, located on the adjacent street corner, and is particularly famed for its spectacular circular Regency staircase, oval gallery and tower. Seating just 889 patrons on three levels, Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue is within shouting distance of Piccadilly Circus Underground station and Charing Cross railway station, and is easily accessible from several bus routes.

This elegantly historical West End theatre has played host to a number of successful stage productions, including The Important of Being Earnest, A Man For All Seasons, An Ideal Husband, And Then There Were None, The Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Macbeth.


Now Showing: Lend Me A Tenor The Musical

Music and comedy share the spotlight in Lend Me A Tenor, a hilarious musical production directed by award-winning director Ian Talbot and choreographed by Tony-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner. Laughter comes...

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