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Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton Street, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4DN

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

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About The Harold Pinter Theatre

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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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.

Food:

Light snacks available

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

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