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