Situated in South Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden, Hampstead Theatre is an Off West End theatre, which specialises in funding and creating fresh written works, and providing assistance and nurturing the talent of emerging writers. The theatre opened in 1959 in Moreland Hall, Hampstead Village. It later shifted to its current address. It has, since the beginning, aimed to create work without any creative restriction. It is one of the most vibrant theatres in London and has hosted several artists like Jude Law, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson, and Felicity Kendal, to name a few.

405 Seats




Hearing Assistance

Wheelchair Accessible

Adapted Toilets


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About Hampstead Theatre

Seating Plan
Popular Productions
  • Hampstead Theatre can accommodate 325 people in the main auditorium.
  • Hampstead Downstairs, the studio theatre, can seat up to 80 people.
  • The auditorium is divided into two sections — Stalls on the ground floor and the Dress Circle situated upstairs.
  • The Stalls level has a mezzanine floor featuring high stool seats with footrests.
  • It’s a small, intimate theatre offering great views of the stage. However, for the best view, book seats in the Stalls.
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Know Before You Go

Getting There
Tips & Guidelines
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  • Bus: Take bus numbers C11, 13, 31, 46, 113, 187, or 268 to Swiss Cottage (Stop D). The theatre is a 3-minute walk from the bus station.
  • Train: Take a train to South Hampstead. The theatre is an 8-minute walk from the station.
  • Tube: Take a tube to Swiss Cottage Station and use Jubilee Line Exit 2 to get out. The theatre is a minute’s walk from the station.
  • Recommended Mode of Transport: Take a tube to Swiss Cottage Station and then walk down to the theatre. It’s just a minute away.
  • Parking: Regency Car Park is the nearest parking facility available. It’s just a 4-minute walk from the theatre. If you’re travelling via bike, stations to lock your bike outside the theatre are available, with the closest located at the end of the venue towards Eton Avenue. Santander Cycles is another docking station located around the corner from the theatre just off Winchester Road.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hampstead Theatre

Where is Hampstead Theatre located?

Hampstead Theatre is located in South Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden.

How can I reach Hampstead Theatre?

You can reach the theatre via tube, bus, car, bike, or rail.

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

Hampstead Theatre predominantly hosts plays and dramas written by emerging talent. Some popular productions include The Dumb Waiter, The Room by Harold Pinter, Jacques, and others.

What are the seating options available at Hampstead Theatre?

There are two seating spaces available — Main Auditorium and Hampstead Downstairs, the studio theatre.

Is Hampstead Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes. The theatre is accessible to wheelchair users and patrons with reduced mobility or disabilities. There are accessible performances, guide dog allowance, wheelchair spaces, adapted toilets and more for guests with special needs.

How much do the Hampstead 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 Hampstead Theatre.

Where can I book my Hampstead Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Hampstead 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 Hampstead Theatre?

Yes. There are several dining options available near Hampstead Theatre like Bradleys, ZZANG, and Green Cottage, to name a few. The theatre itself has a cafe and bar where you can enjoy a meal.

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

A few attractions you can explore near the theatre include the Hampstead Museum, Freud Museum, the Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds, and Everyman Cinema.