Gielgud Theatre

Designed by W.G.R.Sprague in 1906 and originally called the Hicks Theatre and then The Globe in 1909 before changing its name to the Gielgud Theatre in 1995, the tall, handsome wooden doors lead from the street into a cool atrium and delightful butterscotch foyer ornamented with gold mirrors.

Like its neighbours, the Apollo, Lyric and Queens theatres, which line Shaftesbury Avenue between Piccadilly Circus and Cambridge Circus, it is now owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres. More Information

Gielgud Theatre

Gielgud Theatre Access and Facilities

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR


  • Theatre facilities for disabled access
  • Guide Dogs permitted.
  • Tube: Piccadilly Circus
  • Taxis: Hail a cab outside the theatre
  • Nearby bus routes: 14, 19, 38
  • Westminter City Council car park at Poland Street and China Town. NCP at Wardour Street, Newport Place, Lexington Street.


  • Infrared facilities for the hard of hearing
  • Theatre air-conditioning
  • Theatre Bars – 3: Foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle
  • Concessions: Ice Cream, confectionery and programmes
  • Theatre toilets: Stalls: 2 x Ladies, 1 x gents. Dress Circle: Ladies and Gents. Upper Circle2 x Ladies 1 x Gents

Future, current and past productions at the Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables
Les Misérables Theatre Breaks have captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the
The Ferryman
Award winning Sam Mendes directed multi award-winning actor, Paddy Considine, in Jez
Company Theatre Breaks Normally with a man in the starring role, Bobbi,