The Phoenix Theatre

The Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP


The Phoenix Theatre The Phoenix Theatre

One of London’s most beautiful theatres, the Phoenix Theatre was designed by Bertie Crewe, Cecil Masey and Giles Gilbert Scott, and opened in 1930. Its premiere production was Private Lives by Noel Coward, featuring the man himself, along with a youthful Laurence Olivier. Coward developed strong ties to the Phoenix Theatre, which he and Gertie Lawrence called ‘our theatre’.

The theatre was extensively renovated in 1966, when the Noel Coward bar was constructed in the Phoenix Street foyer, and opened by Coward in 1969. Notable productions at the Phoenix Theatre include Love for Love, by John Gielgud, and the Canterbury Tales musical, which had a run of 2000 performances from 1968. During the 80s and 90s the theatre presented numerous award-winning musicals, such as The Baker’s Wife and Into the Wood, as well as a popular season of Shakespearean plays.

The Phoenix Theatre is decorated in the Italian theatre tradition, with red carpet, curtains and seats, and gold engraves in the auditorium. It seats 1000, and is at 104-110 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP. The entrance is on the corner of Flitcroft Street and Charing Cross Road, and the closest public transport is the London Underground at Leicester Square.


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