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The Bloomsbury Theatre

Bloomsbury Theatre

15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH


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Venue Information

London Underground

Euston Square, Rusell Street, Great Portland Street

National Rail


London Buses

10, 18, 24, 29 73 91, 168, 253

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.

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.

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Accessible toilets located in Outer Foyer & Lower Foyer


Stalls x2

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared

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


Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

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

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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