Shaftesbury Theatre

Now showing at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical

Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.

Booking from: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 24th February 2018
Running time: 2 More Info

Shaftesbury Theatre Seating Plan

Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Turn right onto New Oxford Street (past the Dominion) for 200 metres, and then turn right onto Shaftesbury Avenue, where the theatre will be on your left 100 metres down.

210 Shaftesbury Avenue

Buses: 8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176

Nearest Underground: Leicester Square


Originally called the New Prince's Theatre, it changed it's name to the Prince's Theatre in 1914. The theatre was sold to E.M.I. in 1962 and, after a refit and redecoration, was opened in 1963 as the Shaftesbury Theatre. On 20 July 1973 parts of the ceiling fell in, closing the production of the musical "Hair", and bringing the threat of 'redevelopment' (ie more office space) which was averted after a public campaign and the listing of the building by the Government in March 1974. The reopening was shown over a revival of the musical "West Side Story". 1980 saw Marvin Hamlisch's musical "They're Playing Our Song" enjoyed a successful run. More recent productions here include Stephen Sondheim's "Follies", Kander and Ebb's "Kiss of the Spider Woman", the Royal National Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel" and The Who's "Tommy".