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Queen’s Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6BA

Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus & Soho Neighbourhood

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Venue Information

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London Underground
Piccadilly Circus (250m)
National Rail
Charing Cross
London Buses
14, 19, 38

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The Queen’s Theatre is one of the West End theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue.

The theatre was opened in 1907 – originally as a twin to the neighbouring Hicks Theatre (now renamed as the Gielgud Theatre). The Queen’s and the Gielgud are both designed by W. G. R. Sprague.

Originally, it was going to be called the Central Theatre, but  it was eventually named the Queens Theatre – and it is a portrait of Queen Alexandra that hangs the foyer of the theatre.

In September 1940, the theatre was subject to a direct hit by a bomb and the façade and lobby were destroyed. The theatre remained closed for almost 20 years until it was refurbished and the exterior modernised. The auditorium remained as Edwardian décor. The reconstructed theatre opened in July 1959 with John Gielgud’s solo performance in Shakespeare speeches and sonnets, Ages of Man.

After 18 years at the Palace Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables transferred to the Queen’s Theatre in 2004. The musical celebrated its 20th anniversary at the venue on 8 October 2005 – and in October 2006 took over Cats to become the longest running musical of all time.



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18 steps from the foyer to the Dress Circle bar (at the back of the Dress Circle). Fixed seating. Stalls bar down 21 steps; Upper Circle bar up 39 steps. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.


Adapted toilet in foyer (Ushers hold keys).

Guide Dogs Policy

Guide dogs are permitted to stay with owners if required. Staff can also look after them. Maximum of 3 guide dogs per performance.


Entrance to the auditorium is through the fourth side EXIT door on Wardour Street - please ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 5cm step up to 2 spaces at C1 and C25 in the Dress Circle. Companions can sit in the same row. Venue suitable for scooters. 4 scooter and 6 wheelchair transfer seating available in rows C, D or E. Scooter transferees please call.

Sound Amplification

Infra-red system with 12 headsets - collect from foyer kiosk. You will be asked to sign a receipt. Avoid front row of Stalls. Induction loop in auditorium and at the Box Office.

Access from Street to Foyer

Level Access

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

18 steps to Stalls, 19 to Dress Circle, 38 to Upper Circle

Level Access

Box off and Dress Circle

Accepts Theatre Tokens


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