Sondheim Theatre

London, England

Performance History

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The Sondheim Theatre is a West End theatre located on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, United Kingdom. It was originally known as the Queen's Theatre and was built in 1907. It was renamed in 2019 in honor of the American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of musical theater. The Sondheim Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,074 and has been home to many successful productions over the years. In addition to its role as a venue for musical theater, the Sondheim Theatre has also hosted a variety of other events, including concerts, comedy shows, and dance performances. The theater underwent a major renovation in 2019, which included the installation of new seating, the refurbishment of the stage and backstage areas, and the addition of improved accessibility features. The renovation was designed to ensure that the Sondheim Theatre remained a state-of-the-art venue for musical theater and other performing arts in London for years to come. Today, the Sondheim Theatre is a popular and important part of London's cultural scene, attracting audiences from around the world to see some of the most exciting and innovative productions in musical theater.}


Venue Info

Built: 1907
Venue Status: Still open
Seating Capacity: 1074

Location Info

51 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, England
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Other Names

  • Queen's Theatre (1907)

Trivia & History

Built as a twin to the adjoining Globe Theatre (now the Gielgud), it was damaged during the blitz. In 1950, the exterior was rebuilt although it sat empty until 1959.

There is a plaque on the sidewalk outside the theatre commemorating the London Production of Les Misérables becoming the longest-running musical in the world.


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