Located in the heart of Piccadilly, the Criterion Theatre has been home to some of London’s longest running and most beloved comedies and farces. Opened in 1874, the theatre was designed by the renowned architect Thomas Verity with the interiors by Simpson and Son.
In recent years the theatre has been the home of productions include the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) which ran from 1996 to 2005. From 2006 to 2015 the theatre hosted The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow’s farcical adaption of the 1915 novel by John Buchan.
Since 2016 the theatre has been home The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. The play, which was written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, was nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017.