All West End London Theatres

All West End & London Theatre Venues

West End largely refers to the theatre district in London, next to Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. Often said to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the country, witnessing a West End show has always been a favorite of both tourists and locals alike. From the famous London Palladium to the Dominion Theatre, there are more than 40 West End theatres in total. Not to forget their counterparts, Off West End theatres, the most famous of which may be Shakespeare's Globe and Bloomsbury Theatre.

Now that London Theatres are all back up and running, let's take a look at all these West End and Off West End theatres that you can catch amazing shows at, along with their address, opening dates, and seating capacity.

West End Theatres

Off West End Theatres

Almeida Theatre

Opened in 1980, the Almeida Theatre, hosting many successful plays, gets its name from the street on which it is located - Upper Street.

Opening Date: 1833

Seating Capacity: 325

Address: Almeida St, London N1 1TA

Arcola Theatre

At Arcola Theatre, you can expect to find a mix of established and emerging artists, with its daring and high-quality productions.

Opening Date: 2000

Seating Capacity: 300

Address: 24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL

Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is the largest performing arts venue in Europe, hosting a delightful blend of classical and contemporary concerts, productions, film screenings, and more.

Opening Date: 3 March 1982

Seating Capacity: 1162

Address: Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio

Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio, owned by University College London, hosts a variety of music, drama, comedy, and dance shows throughout the year.

Opening Date: 1968

Seating Capacity: 535

Address: 15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AH

Bush Theatre

Bush Theatre is a world-famous haven for new plays. The venue aims to nurture and produce the best new playwrights from all backgrounds.

Opening Date: 1972

Seating Capacity: 180

Address: 7 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 8LJ

Cadogen Hall

Home to the music ensemble - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cadogen Hall is a gorgeous rustic concert hall used for many purposes, located on Sloane Terrace.

Opening Date: 1907

Seating Capacity: 953

Address: 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Donmar Warehouse

Opened in 1977, Donmar Warehouse is a non-profit theatre with a diverse artistic policy including new writing and contemporary retellings of European classics.

Opening Date: 18 July 1977

Seating Capacity: 251

Address: 41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX

Drury Lane, Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal, commonly known as Drury Lane, is one of the oldest theatre sites in London dating back to 1663, still in use today.

Opening Date: 10 October 1812

Seating Capacity: 2,196

Address: Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF

Greenwich Theatre

One of London’s oldest Off-West End theatres showcasing drama, musicals, pantomimes, family shows, and new emerging works, throughout the year.

Opening Date: 1969

Seating Capacity: 421

Address: Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES

Hackney Empire

Built in 1901 as a music Hall, Hackney Empire was recently renovated into an elegant theatre and performance venue, showcasing art in all forms.

Opening Date: 1901

Seating Capacity: 1,275

Address: 291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ

Hampstead Theatre

Specializing in producing new writing, Hampstead Theatre has become one of London’s most vibrant theatres, producing plays that have travelled across the country and beyond.

Opening Date: 2003

Seating Capacity: 405

Address: Eton Ave, London NW3 3EU

Kiln Theatre

Winner of the ‘Best London Theatre’ at the Stage Awards in 2021, Kiln Theatre first opened in 1980, showcasing a diverse range of plays.

Opening Date: 1980

Seating Capacity: 292

Address: 269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR

Menier Theatre

Menier Chocolate Factory is a dynamic Off-West End theatre, hosting a variety of shows including plays, musicals, live music, and stand-up comedy.

Opening Date: 2004

Seating Capacity: 150

Address: 53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU

National Theatre

Royal National Theatre (NT) is one of the UK's three public-funded theatre venues alongside Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company showcasing many great productions.

Opening Date: 1962

Seating Capacity: 1127

Address: Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX

The Other Palace

Initially known as St. James Theatre, the venue opened in 2012 with a production of Bully Boy, now acquired by the Really Useful Theatres Group.

Opening Date: 18 September 2012

Seating Capacity: 432

Address: 12 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA

The Park Theatre

Following a long search for a venue, The Park Theatre was finally established in 2010 and opened in 2013, housing an array of shows.

Opening Date: 2013

Seating Capacity: OAT: 200 Studio: 90

Address: Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

Polka Theatre

Polka Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre for children between 0 to 12 years, producing inspirational theatre and nurturing young talent.

Opening Date: 20 November 1979

Seating Capacity: 300

Address: 240 The Broadway, London SW19 1SB

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Regents Park Open Air Theatre is an important landmark in London and an award-winning theatre providing an outdoor theatre experience like no other.

Opening Date: 1932

Seating Capacity: 1,200

Address: The Regent's Park, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU

Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre has a long history dating back to 1587. It reopened as a performance space in 2003 with a production of Tamburlaine The Great.

Opening Date: 1587

Seating Capacity: 822

Address: 56 Park St, London SE1 9HS

The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is a performing arts venue, formerly a railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, where artists and emerging talent create inspiring productions.

Opening Date: 1847

Seating Capacity: 1,700

Address: Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8EH

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre

Often known as Court Theatre, Royal Court is a non-profit venue known to be the writers’ hub, giving new talent a space to excel.

Opening Date: 1870

Seating Capacity: 465

Address: Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues, dating back to 1951, where viewers can catch world-famous and emerging artists.

Opening Date: 1951

Seating Capacity: 2,700

Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is a legendary performance space and cultural venue where you can find the best opera and ballet productions.

Opening Date: 7 December 1732

Seating Capacity: 2,256

Address: Bow St, London WC2E 9DD

Shakespeare's Globe

Step back into history and discover a world-renowned theatre, education centre, and cultural landmark - a reconstruction of where William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

Opening Date: 1997

Seating Capacity: 873

Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT

Soho Theatre

Enjoy the best of emerging theatre productions, stand-up comedy, and cabaret at one of the most vibrant corners of London at Soho Theatre.

Opening Date: 2000

Seating Capacity: 140

Address: 21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a complex of three main performance venues, showcasing over 2,000 performances of drama, music, and dance every year.

Opening Date: 1 May 1951

Seating Capacity: 2,500

Address: Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Dating back to 1884, Theatre Royal Stratford East is an award-winning theatre space home to the famous company associated with Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop.

Opening Date: 17 December 1884

Seating Capacity: 460

Address: Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Located in the heart of Webley Park is an exciting performance space - Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, offering an array of plays, musicals, and more.

Opening Date: 2019

Seating Capacity: 2000

Address: 3 Fulton Rd, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0SP

Troubadour White City Theatre

White City Theatre, the former BBC Media Village is a West End Theatre consisting of two flexible spaces used for multiple shows and performances.

Opening Date: 2019

Seating Capacity: 1000

Address: 201 Wood Ln, London W12 7TU

Unicorn Theatre

Unicorn Theatre is a unique performance space dedicated to audiences aged 2 to 21, where young talent showcases inspiring and invigorating work.

Opening Date: 2005

Seating Capacity: 290

Address: 147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

The Vaults Theatre

The Vaults Theatre is a modern performance space for immersive theatre and alternative arts, set to provide entertainment to people from different walks of life.

Opening Date: 2014

Seating Capacity: 200

Address: Eye landmark, Leake Street via, York Rd, London SE1 7NN

Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Palace Theatre is a renowned West End theatre, home of the multiple award-winning musical since 2017- Hamilton: An American Musical.

Opening Date: 6 November 1911

Seating Capacity: 1,550

Address: 79 Victoria St, London SW1E 5EA

Young Vic Theatre

Young Vic Theatre is the younger sister of Old Vic Theatre, dedicated to nurturing young and emerging talent in the field of theatre.

Opening Date: 1970

Seating Capacity: 550

Address: 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ