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.

West End Theatres

Adelphi Theatre
Aldwych Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre
Apollo Theatre
Apollo Victoria Theatre
Arts Theatre
Cambridge Theatre
Criterion Theatre
Charing Cross theatre
Dominion Theatre
Duchess Theatre
The Duke of York's Theatre
Eventim Apollo
Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre

The Fortune Theatre was the first theatre built in London after World War I, during the 1920s. One of the most notable shows that have played in this Theatre is The Woman in Black which debuted in June 1989 and is still an ongoing production. This is the second longest-running play in the West End.

Opening Date: 8 November 1924

Seating Capacity: 432

Address: Russell St, London WC2B 5HH

Garrick Theatre
Gielgud Theatre
Gillian Lynne Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre
His Majesty's Theatre
London Coliseum
London County Hall
London Palladium
Lyceum Theatre
Lyric Theatre
Noël Coward Theatre
Novello Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Palace Theatre
Peacock Theatre
Phoenix Theatre
Piccadilly Theatre
Playhouse Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre
Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre

With two spaces The Theatre Downstairs or the Main House and the Theatre Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre was also used as a cinema from 1935 to 1940. It was reopened as a theatre and underwent a refurbishing with the interiors being completely rebuilt, except for the façade and the auditorium.

Opening Date: 1870

Seating Capacity: 465

Address: Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Savoy Theatre
Shaftesbury Theatre
Sondheim Theatre
St. Martins' Theatre
Drury Lane, Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Now Playing: A View From The Bridge, The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is an ornate, grand building near West End which has been a pioneer theatre too for having the first-ever matinee performance in West End. Now it is a common practice across the capital.
Opening Date: 4 July 1821

Seating Capacity: 893

Address: 18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT

Trafalgar Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
Victoria Palace Theatre
Wyndhams Theatre

Off West End Theatres

ABBA Arena
Almeida Theatre

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

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
Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio

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

Bridge Theatre
Bush Theatre
Cadogen Hall

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

Churchill Theatre
Donmar Warehouse

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

Greenwich Theatre

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

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
Hippodrome Casino

Hippodrome Casino

The Hippodrome is an entertainment venue and casino in London, situated in the City of Westminster. The venue has gone through many transformations since the 20th Century, having been changed to a variety theatre, circus, nightclub, music hall and more over the years.

Opening Date: 1900

Seating Capacity: 314

Address: Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH, United Kingdom

Kiln Theatre
Lyric Hammersmith
Menier Theatre

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

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
The Park Theatre
The Roundhouse

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

Polka Theatre

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

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 Kingston

Upcoming: Peter Pan

The Rose Theatre Kingston officially opened in 2008, with a production of Uncle Vanya. The theatre is based on the layout of the Elizabethan Rose Theatre in London.

Opening Date: 2008

Seating Capacity: 822

Address: 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL

Royal Albert Hall
Royal Court Jerwood Theatre

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

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

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

Sadler's Wells
Shakespeare's Globe
Soho Theatre

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, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Theatre Royal Stratford East

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
Troubadour White City Theatre

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

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

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

Young Vic Theatre

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