Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Ave.
London, England
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Venue Info

BUILT: 1911
CLOSED:

SEATING CAPACITY: 1300


Other Names

  • New Prince's Theatre (1911)
  • Prince's Theatre (1914)

Trivia & History

Renamed in 1962 in honor of the original Shaftesbury Theatre which was destroyed during bombings in World War II.


On July 20, 1973, after a performance of Hair, part of the ceiling collapsed and the theatre remained closed until a revival of West Side Story played there in December of 1974.


The building was badly bombed in 1940-1941 but it stayed open. In 1962, it was renovated and reopened with a new name. It was saved from demolition between 1968 and 1974 and led to the founding of the Theatres Trust, which protects endangered theatres.


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Performance History

Hairspray (London Production, 2007)
10/30/2007 - 3/28/2010
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High Society (London Revival, 2005)
10/10/2005 - 1/21/2006
Bat Boy (West End Transfer, 2004)
8/18/2004 - 1/15/2005
Calamity Jane (London Revival, 2003)
6/26/2003 - 9/20/2003
Rent (London Production, 1998)
5/23/1998 - 10/30/1999
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Tommy (London Production, 1996)
3/5/1996 - 2/8/1997
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Carousel (London Revival, 1992)
9/16/1993 - 5/1/1994
Follies (London Premiere, 1987)
7/21/1987 - 2/4/1989
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Kismet (London Revival, 1978)
3/21/1978 - 6/1/1978



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