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.