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Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU

Neighbourhood

Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Swiss Cottage (outside theatre), Finchley Road

National Rail

South Hampstead (approx. 500m)

London Buses

13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268

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.


Hampstead Theatre
, located on Eton Avenue, specialises in commissioning and producing new writing and supporting the work of new writers.

The original theatre in South Hampstead was created in 1959 in Moreland Hall, a parish church school hall in Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead Village. James Roose-Evans was the first Artistic Director, and the 1959–1960 season included The Dumb Waiter and The Room by Harold Pinter, Eugène Ionesco’s Jacques and The Sport of My Mad Mother by Ann Jellicoe.

In 1962, the company moved to a portable cabin in Swiss Cottage where it remained for nearly 40 years.

In 2003, the new purpose-built Hampstead Theatre opened in Swiss Cottage. The main auditorium seats 325 people. It was designed by British architectural firm Bennetts Associates, whose work on the project won them a RIBA Award in 2003.

The studio theatre, Hampstead Downstairs, part of the same development, seats up to 100 people and, since 2010, has been run as a development hub for new writing. The current artistic director is Edward Hall who has held the post since 2010; in spring 2019, this will become Roxana Silbert. For young lovers of original theatre, The Downstairs Club is a free membership scheme that offers priority booking and as well as access to £5 tickets for Downstairs.

More Information

Bar

The Café Bar is open 9am until 11pm Monday - Friday and 10am until 11pm on Saturday


Toilets

Mens and Womens throughout. Disables toilets on Circle level, Foyer level and Stalls level.


Guide Dogs Policy

Guide Dogs may accompany patrons into the auditorium. Alternatively, our staff are happy to dog-sit for you


Wheelchairs

Wheelchair spaces are available in the main auditorium and Hampstead Downstairs


Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared. Induction Loop (Main House only)


Access from Street to Foyer

Level access


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

0 steps to Stalls, 22 to Dress Circle, 27 to Lower Foyer


Level Access

To Row G in Stalls and Row N in Circle


Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

Lift access to all levels and both theatres


Air Conditioned

Yes


Accepts Theatre Tokens

Yes


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