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The Bloomsbury Theatre

Bloomsbury Theatre

Closed until: 30 April 2020

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Infrared

Toilets:

Accessible toilets located in Outer Foyer & Lower Foyer

Wheelchairs:

Stalls x2

Access from Street to Foyer:

Stairs & Lift

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

15 stairs down to Lower Ground, 7 to Stalls, 28+ to Dress Circle

Level Access:

N/A

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift from the Box Office area down to the Studio (Upper Ground to Lower Ground)

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 3108 1000

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The Bloomsbury Theatre was officially opened in 1968 as The Central Collegiate Building for University College London (UCL). The theatre is now closed for refurbishment and is due to re-open in 2018.

Prior to closure, the main theatre had gained a reputation in a number of fields, from small scale opera work to innovative stand-up comedy. Drawing on its University base, the theatre had developed a reputation for science-based comedy and broader science events. It also provided an early stage for some of this country’s greatest comedy talent including Lily Savage, Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Jeremy Hardy, Mel and Sue, John Shuttleworth and Sooty! More recently top name comedians such as Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr and Harry Hill have chosen Bloomsbury Theatre as a venue for their DVD recordings. The Bloomsbury also hosted many music events such as the Zombies, Adele, Paul Simon and Ray Davies. The Bloomsbury Theatre was built to support student activity and prior to closure hosted 12 weeks a year of student productions from University College London.

The Bloomsbury Studio opened in 2015. It is a flexible flat-floored performance space for up to 70 people. The studio has already become a popular venue for stand-up comedy, spoken word, music and small-scale performance. The studio regularly hosts events from University College London including Bright Club, student productions, and research-related events.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

West End Theatres are cancelling all performances until 26 April 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government. We have a list of all SOLT member venues and the current information we know here.

If your performance has been cancelled, you do not need to contact your ticket provider, you will be contacted about your tickets.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website, they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, credit note or refund.

Due to the unprecedented number of orders to be processed, you may not hear from your ticket provider before your performance is due to go ahead. We are processing in strict date order of performance so please bear with us, everyone will be contacted. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.

If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

If anything changes or if future performances are cancelled, you will be contacted directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider.