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Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre

Closed until: 20 April 2021

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Infra-red System with 6 headsets. Headsets available from the Duty Manager. You will be asked to leave a credit card or a £10 deposit. Portable loop available in Box Office.

Toilets:

Mens and Womens throughout. There are no accessible toilets.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit, returning them to the owner during the interval and at the end of the performance.

Wheelchairs:

4 wheelchair spaces in Dress Circle. 2 transfer seats in E5 and E17

Access from Street to Foyer:

Level access from street to Dress circle via ramp at the entrance and level platform to seats. 2 steps up to double doors opening into the foyer.

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

No steps from the foyer to the back of the Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 24 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 23 steps up from the foyer to the Royal Circle (with 2 steep steps between rows) and 50 steps up to the Balcony.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

No

Contact

Contact the venue:

0844 871 7622 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)

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:

3 licensed bars. No steps from the back of the Dress Circle to the foyer bar (no seating). Drinks brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. More bars at the rear of the Stalls, at Royal Circle and at Balcony.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The Harold Pinter Theatre is a West End venue best known for hosting new plays and classic revivals. It was named the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2011, after the late Nobel Prize winner and in recognition of his contribution to comedy.

The theatre opened originally as the Royal Comedy Theatre in 1891 and the reputation grew during the First World War when C B Cochran and André Charlot presented their famous review shows.

The theatre has been the host location of a number of UK premiers including Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

The theatre played a role in the overturning of censorship of scripts under the Theatres Act 1843 when Anthony Field, a producer, established the New Watergate Club in 1956. The law was eventually revoked in 1968.

Pinter’s The Homecoming, No Man’s Land, Moonlight, The Hothouse and The Caretaker have all had successful revivals in recent years. The venue is currently hosting the Pinter At The Pinter season, in which world-class performers, creatives and associates of Pinter are staging all twenty of Pinter’s short plays.

You can find out more about Harold Pinter’s life and career here.

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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.