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Hampstead Theatre

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Infrared. Induction Loop (Main House only)

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

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

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7722 9301

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.

Bar:

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

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History


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.

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.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

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.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.