Gielgud Theatre

Now showing at the Gielgud Theatre

The Ferryman

The Ferryman

The play that everyone’s talking about. Set in rural Derry during the harvest, Jez Butterworth’s latest masterpiece opened to rave 5-star reviews at the Royal Court Theatre earlier this year, with Time Out calling it “the play of the year”.

Booking from: Friday, 22nd September 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 6th January 2018
Running time: 3 More Info

Gielgud Theatre Seating Plan

Gielgud Theatre

Gielgud Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue

Buses: 14, 19, 38

Nearest Underground: Leicester Square


This theatre, which is designed in Louis XVI style, is a pair with the Queen's Theatre on the adjacent street corner. Originally called The Hicks Theatre, after actor-manager Seymour Hicks for whom it was built, the name was changed to The Globe in July 1909, and then in November 1994 the name was changed to The Gielgud in honour of the actor, aswell as to avoid confusion with the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Gielgud Theatre, now refurbished in 1987, is notable for it's circular Regency staircase and oval gallery.

Terence Frisby's "There's A Girl in my Soup" opened here in 1966 and had a long run of 1,064 performances, a run that was not surpassed until Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of the comedy "Daisy Pulls it Off" opened in April 1983 and lasted 1,180 performances, this theatre's record for the longest run. In 1987 Peter Shaffer's sucessful play "Lettice and Lovage" opened, with Maggie Smith and Margaret Tyzack in the original cast, and run for 2 years. In 1992 a revival of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, "An Ideal Husband", directed by Peter Hall opened here and enjoyed a successful run of 7 months, this production was then restaged in 1996 at the Haymarket Theatre, before it transferred to Broadway.