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Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU


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, in South Hampstead, specialises in commissioning and producing new writing and supporting the work of new writers.

The original theatre 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. The studio theatre, Hampstead Downstairs, seats up to 100 people and since 2010 also runs as a development hub for new writing.

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


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


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


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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