Shaftesbury Theatre - Great Shows, Beautiful Setting
Recognisable from its iconic spire and prime location on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue, this popular venue has played
host to a string of well-known West End performances and to the cream of the UK's acting talent. With a beautiful interior
to match its glorious shows, it's long been a prime spot to catch the capital's premiere productions.
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Comedy Plays at Shaftesbury Theatre - From West Side Story to Rock of Ages
Designed for theatre impresarios and brothers Walter and Frederick Melville, the venue opened as the Prince's Theatre on
Boxing Day 1911 with a production of The Three Musketeers. However, it was in 1919 that the venture really took off
when it staged almost all of Gilbert and Sullivan's operas with the D'Oyly Opera Company. Disaster struck the now renamed
theatre in 1974 when during Hair's long run part of the roof collapsed, sparking fears of redevelopment. However, loyal
patrons and artistic trade union Equity petitioned and instead got the building converted to Grade II status.
In the years since, some truly magnificent productions have wowed the crowds. Fred Astaire, Anthony Hopkins and Peter O'Toole
have all graced the stage with their incredible acting prowess. In fact, the theatre even paired Rocky Horror Show
masterminds Richard O'Brien and Tim Curry who met whilst acting together in Hair. Just some of the seat-fillers over
the years have included the National Theatre's Carousel, West Side Story and Rent. Discover the incredible
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Venue Information and Shaftesbury Theatre Seating Plan
For more information about the venue, including a seating plan and travel guidance, visit our Shaftesbury Theatre Information Page.
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