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Piccadilly Theatre

Denman Street, London W1D 7DY

Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus & Soho Neighbourhood

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London Underground
Piccadilly Circus (150m), Leicester Square (650m)
National Rail
Charing Cross
London Buses
3, 6, 9, 12, 13 ,14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

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The Piccadilly Theatre was built in 1928 by Bertie Crewe and Edward A. Stone for Edward Laurillard. It has a 1,232 seat auditorium with a memorable and unique Art Deco design.

In its early years, the Piccadilly Theatre was briefly taken over by Warner Brothers, and operated as a cinema using the Vitaphone system, and premièred the first talking picture to be shown in Great Britain, The Singing Fool with Al Jolson. He also opened the Jazz Singer in 1928 and appeared afterwards on-stage to sing Mammie. Since then the Piccadilly has presented most forms of stage entertainment from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (with its original Broadway cast) to A Night with Dame Edna. There have been a variety of Royal Shakespeare Company productions including Edward II starring Ian McKellen, and Henry Fonda also made his West End debut in the solo play, Clarence Darrow.

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4 licensed bars. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar is down 22 steps from the foyer, Royal Circle bar up 26 steps up from the foyer. There are 70 steps up to the Grand Circle bar. Bars have limited seating.


Accessible toilets available on street level (Royal Circle). Ladies and Gents toilets for the Stalls are 8 steps down from the entrance to the auditorium. In the Royal Circle, the Ladies toilets are 8 steps up from the bar, and the Gents toilets are 15 steps down and then 7 up from the bar level. There are 70 steps up to the Grand Circle Bar, with the Ladies on the way up and the Gents at the top.

Guide Dogs Policy

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.


3 x wheelchair spaces in Royal Circle per performance

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared

Access from Street to Foyer

Level access

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

22 steps to Stalls, 30 to Royal Circle, 70 to Grand Circle

Level Access

Royal Circle

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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