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London's main theatre district, which contains approximately forty venues, is located in the heart of the West End of Central London, and is traditionally defined by The Strand to the south, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, and Kingsway to the east.

Prominent theatre streets include Drury Lane, Shaftesbury Avenue, and The Strand. The works staged are predominantly musicals, classic or middle-brow plays, and comedy performances.

Beyond the West End are the Royal National Theatre and Old Vic, in Southwark; and the Barbican Theatre, in the City of London. London also has many smaller theatres, both around the West End and its periphery.

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Adelphi Theatre

The Adelphi Theatre, the West Endís famous Art Deco-inspired theatre on the Strand, London.

Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue in Londonís West End. The theatre has 775 seats over four levels

Apollo Victoria Theatre

The Apollo Victoria Theatre, is a West End theatre, on Wilton Road near Victoria station in the City of Westminster. Opened as a cinema and variety theatre,

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican is located in the heart of the city of London and is accessible by rail, underground and road.

Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge is one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow.

Duchess Theatre

The Duchess Theatre is located on Catherine Street, near to Covent Garden in Londonís West End.

Garrick Theatre

The Garrick Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road, near to Leicester Square in Londonís West End.

Her Majesty's Theatre

Since 1705 there have been four theatres on the site of Her Majestyís. The current building was erected by the famous Actor-Manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree to house his spectacular productions of Shakespeare and literary adaptations and opened in 1897.

Leicester Square Theatre

London's Leicester Square Theatre is on a mission to entertain you with the best new comedy and cabaret.

London Palladium

The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster.

Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre is a 2,000-seat West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand.

Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is the oldest theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, having opened in December 1888

National Theatre

The National Theatre stages over 20 theatre productions a year. These are put on in our three auditoriums - the Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe Theatres - and in these three theatres, we present a mix of new plays and classics, with up to six productions in repertory at any one time.

New London Theatre

The New London Theatre is a West End theatre located on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street in Covent Garden, in the London Borough of Camden.

Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre, is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster. It is an imposing red-brick building that dominates the west side of Cambridge Circus, and is located near the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross

Piccadilly Theatre

The Piccadilly Theatre is a West End theatre located at 16 Denman Street, behind Piccadilly Circus and adjacent to the Regents Palace Hotel, in the City of Westminster

Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located in Northumberland Avenue, near Trafalgar Square

Savoy Theatre

Productions recently have included The Rat Pack,a new musical version of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess,Fiddler On The Roof and the current production of Legally Blonde.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599 and a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote.

The Old Vic

The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road. Established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre.

Theatre Royal

Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration

Trafalgar Studios

Trafalgar Studios is Londonís most exciting new venue. It is a unique development with two intimate, flexible and dynamic performance spaces - Studio 1 and Studio 2. Based in the original Whitehall Theatre.

Vaudeville Theatre

The Vaudeville Theatre is located on Strand, near to Covent Garden and Charing Cross in Londonís West End.