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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

Year opened: 1906
Capacity: 986

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Upcoming Highlights

  • The Ferryman

    Booking until Jan 06

  • Company

    Opens Sep 26, 2018

The Ferryman

Until January 6, 2018

Having already sold out its previously announced run at The Royal Court, Jez Butterworth's much anticipated new play will transfer part and parcel to the West End's Gielgud Theatre this summer, led by Paddy Considine in his professional theatre debut. Promising to be as monumental as 2009's Jerusalem, The Ferryman takes us back to 1980's Northern Ireland, into the lives of a rural Derry family on the eve of their harvest supper. When an uninvited visitor arrives with distressing news, they face a stark choice between duty and family, the individual or the whole.


Opens September 26, 2018

Broadway royalty Patti Lupone will make a triumphant return to the West End stage in 2018 starring as Joanne in this eagerly awaited gender-swapped version of the Sondheim masterpiece. Last fully staged in London in 1995, this brand new production will also feature Rosalie Craig as 'Bobbi', the woman whose 35th birthday party becomes the central theme of the show.

Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre which was designed by W.G.R Sprague and first opened in 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, after Seymour Hicks. In 1909, Charles Frohman took over the management of the theatre and it was named the Globe Theatre for 85 years. In 1994 it was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in honour of John Gielgud, as the Shakespeare's Globe was being constructed on the South Bank. Since 2006, Delfont Mackintosh Theatre have operated the Gielgud.


Nearby Restaurants

W Hotel - London
0.02 mi away at 10 Wardour Street
Main £8 | Three course meal £20
Bar & Restaurant: British Cuisine

Sports Bar & Grill - Piccadilly Circus
0.03 mi away at 36-40 Rupert Street
Main £15 | Three course meal £28
Modern Restaurant: British Cuisine

Yaneff at DSTRKT
0.05 mi away at 9 Rupert Street
Main £15 | Three course meal £35
Modern Restaurant: American Cuisine

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0.04 mi away at 40 Shaftesbury Avenue
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