Located on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, the West End Gielgud Theatre opened in December of 1906, under the name of the Hicks Theatre. The Gielgud Theatre shares the same architect as the Wyndham Theatre, and also the same Louis XVI-themed decor. The theatre is currently owned by Delfont Macintosh Theatres and is known to stage shorter performances.

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About Gielgud Theatre

Seating Plan
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  • The initial capacity of the auditorium was 1200 people, with more room for people to stand and watch the performance.
  • It was constructed with three internal levels - the Upper Circle, Gallery and Stalls which have become the Grand Circle, Dress Circle and Stalls after some renovations.
  • Today, the theatre can host a maximum of 974 visitors, with 507 Stall seats, 220 Dress Circle seats and 247 Grand Circle seats.
  • Rows N-P of the Stall have the best overall viewing experience of the stage.

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Know Before You Go

Getting There
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  • Train: The nearest train station is Charing Cross. The theatre is a 15-minute walk from the station. You will have to pass through Trafalgar Square and Pall Mall, and finally reach the famous Shaftesbury Avenue, where the theatre is located.
  • Tube: The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, both a mere 10-minute walk away. The Piccadilly Circus station is served by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, while Leicester Square is served by the Northern and Piccadilly lines. Once at the station, take the exit toward Shaftesbury Avenue.
  • Bus: Shaftesbury Avenue is frequented by routes 14, 19 and 38. You could also choose to get off at Piccadilly Circus, which is frequented by routes 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159 and 453.
  • Parking: You can park at the Q-Park Theatreland parking zone. At Q-Park, you can avail of a parking scheme with 50% off car parking when validated by theatre staff. Parking fees range from £22 for up to 3 hours, and £29.50 for 4 hours. The other parking zones nearby are the Chinatown car park and at the NCP on Lexington Street. You will also have to pay a Congestion Charge Zone for Central London which costs £11.50 between 7 AM and 6 PM and is free outside this window.
  • Best Mode of Transport: The bus is the most convenient mode of public transport to reach the theatre, as it is located right on Shaftesbury Avenue which is very well connected.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gielgud Theatre

Where is Gielgud Theatre located?

The Gielgud Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, at the corner of Rupert Street, in the City of Westminster, London.

How can I reach Gielgud Theatre?

You can reach Gielgud Theatre via train, bus, tube, or car.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Gielgud Theatre?

Gielgud Theatre has staged several productions including musicals, plays, and concerts. A few notable ones include There's a Girl in My Soup, Hamlet, How to Kill a Mockingbird and more.

What are the seating options available at Gielgud Theatre?

The theatre can seat across three levels — Grand Circle, Dress Circle and Stalls.

Is Gielgud Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes. Gielgud Theatre is accessible to people with reduced mobility. The theatre offers various facilities and resources for disabled visitors, including wheelchair access, guide dog allowance, ramps, accessible toilets and more.

How much do the Gielgud Theatre tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Gielgud Theatre.

Where can I book my Gielgud Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Gielgud Theatre online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Gielgud Theatre?

Yes. There are quite a few dining options available near Gielgud Theatre such as Blacklock Soho, The Ivy and more.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Gielgud Theatre?

There are quite a few attractions near Gielgud Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show. Some of these include Piccadilly Circus, Green Park, St James Park, Oxford Street and more.

Past Shows

The Crucible
Opening Night