Her Majesty's Theatre

Now showing at the Her Majesty's Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Darksome, contemplative and stunning, this romantic masterpiece is musical entertainment at its very best.

Opulent sets and costumes, fabulous special effects and a spine-tingling score await you at Her Majesty's Theatre!

Booking from: Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Booking until: Saturday, 4th April 2020
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
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Her Majesty's Theatre Seating Plan

Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty's Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.

57 Haymarket

Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159

Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus


The current theatre is actually the 4th theatre to occupy this site:

The first, called The Queen's Theatre, was built by Sir John Vanbrugh and opened on 9 April 1705. The theatre changed it's name to The Kings Theatre in 1714 when King George I ascended the throne. This theatre was associated with opera from the early 1710's until 1789 when the theatre was destroyed by fire.

The second theatre was designed by designed by Michael Novosielski and opened in March 1791. This theatre was again associated with opera, aswell as ballet. It was here that some of Mozart's operas were first presented in London, "La Clemenza de Tito" in 1806, "Cosi fan Tutte" in 1811 and "Don Giovanni" in 1816.

Between 1816 and 1818 alterations were made to the auditorium and facades by John Nash and George Renton who also added the Royal Opera Arcade which runs along the rear of the theatre and still stands today. In 1837 the name of the theatre was changed to Her Majesty's Theatre, Italian Opera House when Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. The 'Italian Opera House' part of the name was subsquently dropped in 1847. Then, in December 1867, the theatre was once again destroyed by fire.

The theatre was rebuilt in 1869, this time designed by Charles Lee, although the theatre remained dark until 1875 when once again opera was mostly presented here. In 1892 the theatre was demolished, leaving just the Royal Opera Arcade.

The current, and fourth, theatre on this site was designed by C J Phipps and opened 28 April 1897. Now the trend has changed, showing mostly plays, with just the occasional opera. Then in 1916 "Chu Chin Chow" started a record breaking run of 2,238 performances. In 1929 Noel Coward's "Bitter Sweet" was produced here and enjoyed a run of 697 performances. After the Second World War the theatre mostly presented musicals which included "Brigadoon" in 1949, "Paint Your Wagon" in 1953, "West Side Story" in 1958 and "Fiddler On The Roof" in 1967 which had a run of 2,030 performances. The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Charles Hart musical, "Phantom of the Opera" opened here on 9 October 1986.

Renovations took place on the dome and exterior in 1992, and on the interior in 1994.