Shaftesbury Avenue, a beautiful street in London's West End, is home to many theatres. Among all other theatres, Shaftesbury theatre, which holds the street's name, is one of the most prominent ones hosting several notable productions over the years. Since 1911, it has been premiering many plays, musicals, and performances, with some of these outstanding shows being the groundbreaking musical Hair, the multi-award-winning musical Motown, and more.

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About Shaftesbury Theatre

Seating Plan
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  • Shaftesbury Theatre can accommodate 1408 people at once.
  • There are 395 Royal Circle, 750 Stalls, and 263 Grand Circle seats available in each section.
  • The front stalls are divided into two sections, and the back stalls are divided into three additional units.
  • Seats 10-26 in rows D-H in the centre of the Stalls of the Shaftesbury Theatre are considered the best seats.
  • Although you can view the entire stage from your seat, sitting in the middle makes for the best overall experience.
  • The highest seating area in the theatre is the Grand Circle.
  • Though it is the furthest from the stage, you'll be able to enjoy great views if you get the first few seats in this section.

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Getting There
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  • Bus: Bus route 134 stops near the theatre. Additional routes 1, 8, 10, 19, 25, 38, 55, 73, and 98 stop at New Oxford Street and High Holborn.
  • Tube: Shaftesbury Theatre is 8–10 minutes from Tottenham Court Road tube station, which offers access to the Central and Northern lines.
  • Train: Shaftesbury Theatre is around 20 minutes from Charing Cross Station, the nearest railway station to the museum.
  • Parking: A 50% discount may be available to audience members through Q-Theatreland Park's programme. Chinatown and Soho are around 15 minutes distant, and both have parking lots.
  • Best Mode of Transport: The best mode of transport to reach the theatre is by bus as the nearest stop is very close.

Frequently Asked Questions About Shaftesbury Theatre

Where is Shaftesbury Theatre located?

The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the London Borough of Camden.

How can I reach Shaftesbury Theatre?

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

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

Shaftesbury Theatre has staged several productions including musicals, ballet, plays, and operas. A few notable ones include &Juliet, Westside Story, Motown and more.

What are the seating options available at Shaftesbury Theatre?

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

Is Shaftesbury Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

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

How much do the Shaftesbury 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 Shaftesbury Theatre.

Where can I book my Shaftesbury Theatre tickets?

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

Yes. There are quite a few dining options available near Shaftesbury Theatre such as Mon Plaisir, Savoir Faire, and more.

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

There are quite a few attractions near Shaftesbury Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show. Some of these include The British Museum, The London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Westminster Abbey and more.

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