Sondheim Theatre (was Queen’s Theatre)
Although the Sondheim Theatre’s (was Queen’s Theatre) interior, designed in 1907 by WGR Sprague, still remains, the modern, glass-fronted exterior was built in 1959, repairing 1940 bomb damage from World War II. The modern foyer is a stark contrast between modern Fifties/Sixties exterior and warm red Edwardian interior of auditorium.
The same bomb damage effected the auditoriumm and in 2019 the long run of Les Miserables was paused for three months so that the theatre owners could finally rectify that damage and do some much needed work back stage.
Sondheim Theatre Access and Facilities
Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 8BA
- Theatre facilities for disabled access
- Guide Dogs are Welcome – please notify theatre when booking
- Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square
- Taxis: Hail a cab outside the theatre
- Westminter City Council car park at Poland Street and China Town. NCP at Wardour Street, Newport Place and Lexington Street.
- Theatre facilities for the hard of hearing
- Theatre air-conditioning
- Theatre Bars – 3: Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle
- Concessions: Ice Cream, confectionery, bar snacks souvenirs and programmes.
- Theatre Toilets: Foyer: Ladies. Stalls: 2 x Ladies , 1 x Gents. Dress Circle: Ladies and Gents. Upper Circle: Ladies and Gents.
Future, current and past productions at the Sondheim Theatre
Les Miserables, The Hobbit, Mysteries, Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness, Contact, The Rocky Horror Show, Cyberjam, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tamer Tamed