The stunning Gielgud Theatre is located at 35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR. Some of the most popular theatres are located in the same venue such as Apollo, Lyric and Queen’s Theatre. The venue is hugely popular amongst the theatre goers, locals and the tourists. Some of the finest and affordable restaurants and bars are also located in the same venue. Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus are also located at a nearby distance.
For those who are looking for some lip smacking International cuisine, must opt for Soho and Chinatown. The magnificent theatre is accessible via various other modes of commutations such as buses, tubes, taxis and cars. You can visit the theatre via bus route numbers such as 14, 19 and 38.
Gielgud Theatre is regarded as a difficult theatre, as there are lots of pillars all across the auditorium. The magnificent auditorium has an occupancy of 888 and is categorised into Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle. For the wheelchair users, the Stalls and Upper Circle are inaccessible, whereas discounted tickets are available for disabled patrons and their carers.
The stunning theatre is equipped with induction loop at the box office and infra-red system in the main auditorium. Architect W G R Sprague conceived the theatre as part of a pair with Queen’s Theatre. Its original name was Hicks Theatre in the honour of actor, manager and playwright Seymour Hicks.
In the year 1906, it was opened as Hicks with two spectacular productions penned by Hicks, The Beauty of Bath and My Darling. In the year 1909, it was renamed as Globe Theatre and finally it was names Gielgud Theatre in the year 1994. Some of the notable productions hosted at the Gielgud theatre are Blithe Spirit, Strangers on a Train, Private Lives and The Lady Killers.
Not suitable till 13 Years.