Gielgud Theatre

Now showing at the Gielgud Theatre

The Ferryman

The Ferryman

Following a five star, sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman transferred to the West End. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman has received unanimous critical acclaim being called “an instant classic” (Independent) and “the hottest of hot tickets” (Guardian).  

Please note: evening performances start at 7pm

Booking from: Saturday, 18th November 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 19th May 2018
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Company

Company

Marianne Elliott directs Company, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical about life, love and marriage. Elliott & Harper Productions present this iconic musical comedy with the lead role of “Bobby” re-imagined for the first time as a woman.

Booking from: Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
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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.

Address:
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 6AR

Buses: 14, 19, 38

Nearest Underground: Leicester Square

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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.