SEATING CAPACITY: 1300
Renamed in 1962 in honor of the original Shaftesbury Theatre which was destroyed during bombings in World War II.
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.